Dec 22, 2014

EYE CARE FOR ELDERLIES BY MD24 HOUSE CALL


The incidence of visual impairment greatly increases with age, most of the commonest blinding conditions occur in older age. However, advances in Eye Care allow most people to maintain good vision as they grow older. Many eye problems can be prevented or corrected if detected in their early stages. Regular eye examinations by an ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) are the best way to detect eye conditions early, while they can be treated. So, the Eye Care in the elderly is very important. An annual Eye Care checkup is a simple, low-stress way to keep tabs on your eye and overall health. The following are eye problems commonly experienced by older people that your doctor will be looking for:

Eye dry. Dry eyes are one of the most common problems older men and women face. With age, our eyes become more sensitive to things like wind and light because the body’s mucous membranes produce fewer secretions. Simple changes in our diets, medications, and environments can help soothe the pain and discomfort. If dry eye is left untreated, the cornea can develop ulcers and other severe eye problems.
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Glaucoma. Glaucoma has been called, “the silent thief of sight” because too often, it goes unnoticed before too much damage is done to save vision. It’s caused by too much pressure in the eyes. When doctors catch it early, they can often manage it effectively and prevent vision loss thanks to a high quality Eye Care service at home.
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Cataracts. Cataracts are a nearly unavoidable part of aging. Over time, the lens in the eyes can get cloudy and yellow. But, updated eye-wear prescriptions can often delay surgery, which is easy and low-risk.
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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This is the leading cause of blindness among seniors. But, early detection and treatment can slow its progress significantly. There are a couple different types of AMD. The type determines the treatment – ranging from laser surgery, medication or dietary supplements to slow the disorder trough the best Eye Care in Arizona.

Diabetic retinopathy. This affects diabetic patients and can rob sight. The tiny blood vessels in the eye that feed the retina become damaged and allow fluids to seep into the eye. Treatment includes changes in diet and exercise, and also surgery.

Refractive errors. Vision changes and usually worsens with age. A yearly checkup will help keep vision sharp with updated eye-wear prescriptions.

If you're experiencing any of these problems, or if you think you may have an eye aging problem or have not got an annual eye checkup, call us now today! MD24 House Call provide excellent ophthalmological healthcare in your home through our Eye Care Service. With more than 40 full time clinicians at home, our Eye Care Services belong to the list of MD24 House Call services which are the best in Arizona.
Call us today to learn more about how our Eye Care service can be provided to you in the comfort of your own home, there’s no additional fee for doctor’s home visits. We accept Medicare and most insurances. We accept patient self-referrals and work in conjunction with primary care physicians and care-givers.

MD24 House Call is proud to be able to assist the patients we already serve and look forward to serving the healthcare needs of new residents who register with us. To register as a patient, you can either call us at (623) 374-7774 and press option #4 for registration or go to our website www.md24housecall.com and click on the button that says “Request a Visit”.

We both stay in Phoenix and Tucson to bring our best Eye Care services and other services ever to resident here. Call us today for more information

DRY EYE TREATMENT BY MD24 HOUSE CALL


Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) is a common disorder of the tear film, affecting a significant percentage of the population, especially those older than 40 years of age. DES can affect any race and is more common in women than in men.

Typical symptoms of Dry Eye syndrome are dryness, burning and a sandy-gritty eye irritation that gets worse as the day goes on. Symptoms may also be described as itchy, scratchy, stingy or tired eyes. Other symptoms are pain, redness, a pulling sensation, and pressure behind the eye. There may be a feeling that something, such as a speck of dirt,is in the eye.

The resultant damage to the eye surface increases discomfort and sensitivity to bright light. Both eyes usually are affected. Because blinking coats the eye with tears, symptoms are worsened by activities in which the rate of blinking is reduced due to prolonged use of the eyes. These activities include prolonged reading, computer usage, driving,or watching television.
Symptoms increase in windy, dusty or smoky (including cigarette smoke) areas, in dry environments, high altitudes including airplanes, on days with low humidity, and in areas where an air conditioner (especially in a car), fan, heater,or even a hair dryer is being used. Symptoms reduce during cool, rainy, or foggy weather and in humid places, such as in the shower.

Aging is one of the most common causes of Dry Eye because tear production decreases with age. Several classes of medications (both prescription and OTC) have been hypothesized as a major cause of Dry Eye, especially in the elderly. Particularly, cholinergic medications that also cause dry mouth are believed to promote Dry eye. Dry Eye may also be caused by thermal or chemical burns, or (in epidemic cases) by adenoviruses. A number of studies have found that diabetics are at increased risk for the disease…

Generally, Dry Eye doesn't cause serious problems. However, possible complications include:

  • More-frequent eye infections. Your tears protect the surface of your eyes from infection. Without adequate tears, you may have an increased risk of eye infection.
  • Scarring on the surface of your eyes. If left untreated, severe Dry Eye may lead to eye inflammation, scarring on the surface of your corneas and vision problems.
  •  Decreased quality of life. Dry Eye can make it difficult to perform everyday activities.

The in-home eye care services provided by MD24 House Call give us an intimate understanding of the problems Dry Eye in old age.  Fortunately, this also means we know plenty of solutions!  That’s why we have built this information library packed full of useful guides and tips for improving quality of life for the elderly.

With more than 40 full time clinicians at home, our Eye Care Services belong to the list of MD24 House Call services which are the best in Arizona.

Call us today to learn more about how our service can be provided to you in the comfort of your own home, there’s no additional fee for doctor’s home visits. We accept Medicare and most insurances. We accept patient self-referrals and work in conjunction with primary care physicians and care-givers.

MD24 House Call is proud to be able to assist the patients we already serve and look forward to serving the healthcare needs of new residents who register with us. To register as a patient, you can either call us at (623) 374-7774 and press option #4 for registration or go to our web site www.md24housecall.com and click on the button that says “Request a Visit.”

PRESBYOPIA DISEASES CARE BY MD24 HOUSE CALL



You are experiencing the phenomenon of blurred near vision when reading or working on the computer, right?  You may be suffering from Presbyopia Disease.

Presbyopia Disease is caused by an age-related process. This differs from astigmatism, nearsightedness and farsightedness, which are related to the shape of the eyeball and are caused by genetic and environmental factors. Presbyopia Disease generally is believed to stem from a gradual thickening and loss of flexibility of the natural lens inside your eye.

Presbyopia occur within the proteins in the lens, making the lens harder and less elastic over time. Age-related changes also take place in the muscle fibers surrounding the lens. With less elasticity, the eye has a harder time focusing up close. Other, less popular theories exist as well.

Presbyopia Disease develops gradually. You may first notice these signs and symptoms after age 40:

•    A tendency to hold reading material farther away to make the letters clearer
•    Blurred vision at normal reading distance
•    Eyestrain or headaches after reading or doing close work

You may notice these symptoms are worse if you are tired, drank alcohol or are in an area with dim lighting.

There are a number of risk factors that are associated with development of Presbyopia Disease. Besides advancing age, other relevant risk factors include:

•    Chronic metabolic disorders like uncontrolled diabetes or hypertension
•    Progressive debilitating muscle disorders like multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
•    Certain medications or prescription drugs that interfere with the activity or strength of visual muscles like anti- histamines, anti-depressants or diuretic medications.

Unfortunately, Presbyopia Disease occurs naturally as you age. Because there is no known way to prevent Presbyopia, it affects almost everyone, even if you’ve never had vision problems.
Therefore, the treatment is necessary to maintain the quality of life of patients. People with Presbyopia usually need treatment for both close-up vision and distance vision. Eyeglasses and contacts are common choices due to their affordability, availability, and convenience. A few surgical procedures are available, and several more are still undergoing trials.

Call MD24 House Call if you think you may have symptoms or rick factor of Presbyopia Disease . We can determine whether you have Presbyopia Disease and advise you of your options.

MD24 House Call provides excellent Ophthalmological healthcare in your home through our Presbyopia Care Services. With more than 40 full time clinicians at home, our Presbyopia Care Services belong to the list of MD24 House Call services which are the best in Arizona.

MD24 House Call is proud to be able to assist the patients we already serve and look forward to serving the healthcare needs of new residents who register with us. To register as a patient, you can either call us at (623) 374-7774 and press option #4 for registration or go to our web site www.md24housecall.com and click on the button that says “Request a Visit.”

GLAUCOMA TREATMENT BY MD24 HOUSE CALL EYE CARE SERVICES



Glaucoma is not just one eye disease, but a group of eye conditions resulting in optic nerve damage, which may cause loss of vision. Abnormally high pressure inside your eye (intraocular pressure) usually, but not always, causes this damage.

People over 40 years old; have a family history of Glaucoma; take certain steroid medications, such as prednisone; have had trauma to the eye or eyes; have diabetes  who are predisposed to Glaucoma risk.

Glaucoma has two types: closed-angle Glaucoma and open-angle Glaucoma. Angle closure glaucoma can often frantic functional expression such as blurred vision, visual halos red and blue lights, the party migraines, nausea, vomiting, red eyes much, much swelling and tears flowed.

However, closed-angle glaucoma may also manifest silently called chronic angle closure glaucoma. In contrast to the closed-angle glaucoma, open angle Glaucoma often expressed very quietly, chronic nature: no pain, no redness, patients often find themselves ill when many eyes were blurred vision or market has shattered.

Purpose of the treatment of Glaucoma is to lower intraocular pressure that causes no damage to the optic nerve, although the patient still feels normal vision, because the majority of cases of vision loss away from from which the patient does not feel clear.

Depending types of Glaucoma that may suitable treatment method. The open-angle glaucoma can be treated with drugs to lower intraocular pressure survey, only if not adjustable intraocular pressure by new drugs to surgery. The angle closure Glaucoma can be treated with laser or surgery. Today appeared some new perspectives on the treatment of glaucoma as phaco surgery to replace the opaque glass combination treatment of closed-angle glaucoma.

At this time, loss of vision caused by Glaucoma is irreversible and cannot be restored. However, successfully lowering eye pressure can help prevent further visual loss from Glaucoma. Most people with glaucoma do not go blind if they follow their Eye Care treatment plan and have regular eye exams.

Please do not hesitate to call us to be served directly at your home by highly-trained Physicians with the most effective treatment to be healed from Glaucoma, and especially no additional fee for our  services at home for the best Eye Care services at hom
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With more than 40 full-time clinicians at home, our Eye Care Service belong to the list of MD24 House Call services which are the best services in Arizona, to take care of your emotional and physical well-being at home.

Currently servicing more than 300 community locations across Maricopa County, MD24 House Call is only phone call away (623-374-7774) from providing Eye Care Service for our patients and treat them for Glaucoma. Call us now to get an appointment. 

We stay both in Phoenix and Tucson to bring our best Eye Care services and other services ever to resident here. Call us today for more information