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Foot Self-Exam

January 29, 2019 Billy Kamerskin 0

A foot self-exam is really simple can be done by anyone within a few minutes. It involves one visually examining each foot, looking for abnormalities or unusual growths. The next step is touching and feeling of each foot.

When examining one’s feet, it is important to look over the whole foot, including in between each toe. Applying pressure to areas of the feet can also help you locate pain spots and feel lumps and abnormal bone growths.

For an easier self-examination one can use a handheld mirror and/or ask for assistance from a friend or family member.

A careful look at your feet can help you quickly identify physical oddities that can likely indicate something isn’t right with your foot or feet. Here are the most common things to look for when examining your feet:

Swelling. Swelling can indicate a number of things ranging from an infection, a fractured, sprained …

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Diabetes And Neuropathy

January 27, 2019 Billy Kamerskin 0

Diabetes is of three main types:

— Type I: This is also known as juvenile diabetes and is a result of insufficient insulin production by the pancreas.

— Type II: Accounting for about 90% of all cases of diabetes, type II diabetes mellitus is defined by insulin resistance which means that insulin receptors on cells do not respond to insulin.

— Gestational Diabetes: This is seen in pregnant women who do not have a prior diagnosis of diabetes. It is theorized that gestational diabetes is caused by hormonal changes during pregnancy.

Neuropathy refers to a condition in which there is damage or disease affecting the nerves. Nerves control both movement and sensation, so depending on the type of nerve affected (motor, sensory, or mixed), there can a number of varied signs and symptoms such as weakness, numbness, tingling sensation, etc.

It can affect a single nerve or many nerves simultaneously …

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Common Visual Defects

January 25, 2019 Billy Kamerskin 0

When one looks at a distant object, a near one in the same line of vision is indistinct. Now, if one focuses upon the nearer object, the distant one is not seen so well. This is because a clear image is obtained only of the object which is brought to focus upon the most sensitive portion of the retina. The other become indistinct as it goes out of focus. This shifting of focus is accomplished by a change in the thickness of the lens. In a normal eye the rays of light from a distant object come to focus upon the retina when the eye is at rest, that is, when the ciliary’s muscles are inactive and the lens is thin.

Farsightedness of Children

In this condition, called “hyperopia,” the eyeball is shorter than normal. This is a universal condition at birth but should disappear before there is much use …

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Improve Your Vision Health

January 25, 2019 Billy Kamerskin 0

You can splash cold water over your closed eyes 3 times a day. This can be done once in the morning as you wake up. You can also get into the habit of splashing cold water on your face before lunchtime and immediately before going to bed.

Why is splashing cold water on the eyes good for your vision? This can benefit the eyes by relieving eye strain. This visual habit also helps to refresh the eyes and has a positive effect on eye health. This is due to the fact that this good visual habit brings circulation to the eyes and also relieves tired eyes. It also relaxes the eyes by releasing stress and tension in the visual system; one of the major keys to better vision health.

Here are some additional benefits associated with splashing cold water on your closed eyes. Health experts suggest that it improves skin …

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Eye Anatomy

January 24, 2019 Billy Kamerskin 0

The macula is the part of the human eye that is located at the back of the eyes at the center of the retina. The macula plays an essential role in vision function due to the fact that it is the part of the eye that is responsible for enabling us to see fine details clearly therefore it plays an important role in improving visual acuity. Due to the fact that it helps us to achieve sharp eyesight and enables us to see fine details it is a part of the eye essential in reading efficiency as it also helps us to see fine details and to read fine print clearly.

The macula is particularly essential in vision function due to the fact that it consists of a yellow spot. This yellow spot is that particular color for a reason. This is due to the fact that this part of …

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Smart Contact Lenses

January 23, 2019 Billy Kamerskin 0

Let me try to put this technology into perspective. Imagine going to the convenience store after a long day’s work. You are there to pick up your favorite adult beverage. Once you find your beverage you stand in line and wait to be served at the cash. As you impatiently stand there you decide to try and expedite the purchase process by having your credit card and license ready to hand to the cashier. Unbeknownst to you, while standing in line with your card in hand, there is a gentleman standing behind you wearing smart contact lenses with the ability to record. He carefully focuses on your financial and personal information hoping to later review the recording and compile the information to be used for nefarious activities. Cautious as you are remaining aware of your surroundings you handle your cards in a vigilant way, hiding any prominent numbers or personal …

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Corneal Transplants

January 23, 2019 Billy Kamerskin 0

Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK)

This type of cornea transplant is a partial thickness transplant and replaces the front 99% of the cornea with a donor cornea. Unlike penetrating keratoplasty, DALK keeps the back layers of the cornea, the Descemet’s membrane and endothelium layer, in place and it is used as an alternative to PK, when these back layers of the cornea are healthy. The surgery itself is carried out much the same as PK, but just less donor cornea is used. Again, stiches are used to keep the donor tissue in place, but as only part of the cornea has been replaced, healing and visual recovery are usually quicker than what are seen with PK. To get the best vision following surgery, glasses or contact lenses may need to be worn.

Endothelial Keratoplasty (EK)

This type of cornea transplant is a partial thickness transplant and replaces only the back …

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Common Eye Conditions

January 22, 2019 Billy Kamerskin 0

According to optometrists in America some of the most common vision complaints that people make when they visit their eye doctors are blurry vision, photophobia (also commonly known as light sensitivity, macular degeneration, eye twitching, eye floaters, Glaucoma, dry eyes, cataracts, lazy eye, color blindness, Blepharitis (inflammation of the eye lids), Strabismus and pink eye to name a few.

Here are some definitions of some of these vision conditions along with some possible causes. Additionally,here are some eye conditions that can be treated by pursuing a natural vision improvement program of eye exercises:

Glaucoma: A serious eye disease that is caused by damage to the optic nerve as a result of the buildup of unhealthy pressure in the eyes. This condition is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States.

Macular Degeneration: An eye disorder characterized by vision loss in the center of your field of vision. …

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Diabetic Foot Ulcers

January 21, 2019 Billy Kamerskin 0
  1. Patients tend not to initially feel them and this allows the ulcer to grow (wider and deeper rather than the ulcer actually “growing”) and become complicated
  2. If you had no issues then a cut is usually sore and the body has a really good way of treating them. However a diabetic usually has complications that tend to reduce healing
  3. Diabetics have a normal reduced immunity
  4. In some cases the circulation is poor to allow adequate healing/getting antibiotics to the area
  5. Any ulcer can be quick to heal or take a really long time (years with some leg ulcers)
  6. Even when the ulcer is healed it will take 2 years to heal the underlying structures. That means that area is fragile for a long period of time and the occurrence of another ulcer on the same site is quite high.
  7. The foot is a complicated place to have an ulcer because
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Increase Macular Density

January 20, 2019 Billy Kamerskin 0

One particular part of the eye called the Macular controls our central vision. The word macular is defined in Latin as yellow spot. Therefore, the macular is defined as the small yellow spot that is found in the center of the retina in your eyes. This particular yellow spot is this specific color due to the fact that it has the highest concentration of carotenoids in the eyes. Carotenoids are defined as the pigmentation found in fruits and vegetables that give these vision foods their red, green, blue, purple or yellow colors. Some examples of carotenoids include carrots and blueberries. In the case of the macular the 2 main carotenoids found in the macular are Lutein and Zeaxanthin. Why is it so important to increase the macular density of our eyes? This is due to the fact that neglecting the care of our macular health via poor nutrition may increase …