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What is Pink Eye? How do You Get Pink Eye?

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Feb 17, 2013 11:07:00 PM

What is Pink Eye?

How do You Get Pink Eye?

Pink eye is actually a non-medical term that is commonly used to describe the medical condition called conjunctivitis.  Some actually define pink eye as a certain type of conjunctivitis, such as an acute epidemic type of bacterial conjunctivitis; however, most eye doctors would probably assume any reference to pink eye as one of the various types of conjunctivitis.

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Topics: Conjunctivitis, Pink Eye Causes, Pink Eye Symptoms, Pink Eye, Pink Eye Treatment, Red Eye

Is Exercise Good for Glaucoma Patients?

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Nov 12, 2012 11:28:00 PM

Exercise with Some Limits is Believed to be Beneficial for Glaucoma Patients

In most cases exercise is good for glaucoma patients if performed properly.  Although there are a few exceptions, some research supports the benefits of moderate exercise for glaucoma patients.  The exercise should be moderate and not extreme since there is now research showing extreme exercise creates large amounts of free radicals within the body, which can have its own set of problems.

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Topics: Yoga, Headstand, Exercise, Glaucoma, Glaucoma Treatment

SLT Glaucoma Laser Treatment is Safe & Effective

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Oct 4, 2012 6:34:00 PM

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) - Glaucoma Laser Eye Surgery


Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty is an Alternative to Medicine for Treating Glaucoma


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Topics: Glaucoma Laser Surgery, SLT, Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, Glaucoma Eye Surgery

A New Era and New Treatment for Glaucoma Patients

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Aug 14, 2012 6:44:00 PM

The iStent is a Promising New Treatment for Glaucoma Patients that also Need Cataract Surgery

It is a promising era for glaucoma patients.  On June 25, 2012, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved the iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent System, Model GTS100R/L.  The iStent is the first device ever approved to be used in conjunction with cataract surgery for adults with moderate open angle glaucoma.   

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Topics: Glaucoma, Glaucoma Treatment, Eye Pressure, iStent, Glaucoma Surgery

Can a Herpes Infection Really Cause Blindness?

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Aug 4, 2012 6:54:00 PM

Herpes Simplex Keratitis Eye Infection

Herpes Simplex Keratitis or simply herpes keratitis (sometimes referred to as dendritic keratitis) is an infection of the cornea of the eye by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1), which can cause serious vision loss including blindness.  It is estimated that 80% of the U.S. population harbors this virus!   At least two thirds of those infected do not have outbreaks and recurrences or they are too mild to notice.

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Topics: Eye Herpes, Herpes Eye Infection, Herpes Simplex, Herpes Keratitis

ZIOPTAN is a New Preservative-Free Glaucoma Medicine

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Feb 16, 2012 8:57:00 PM

FDA Approves a New, Effective Glaucoma Medicine

The first preservative free prostaglandin ophthalmic solution eye drop medicine used to treat glaucoma has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  The new preservative free glaucoma medicine is known as ZIOPTAN (tafluprost ophthalmic solution 0.0015%). ZIOPTAN (pronounced zye-OP-tan), distributed by Merck (NYSE: MRK) is approved for reducing elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma, the most common type of glaucoma.

ZIOPTAN is one of several prescription eye drops in a category called prostaglandin analogs.  Other medicines in this glaucoma treatment category include Travatan Z, Lumigan and Xalatan.  A prostaglandin analog is typically the first type of medicine prescribed by an eye doctor in the treatment of open angle glaucoma.  The significance of Zioptan is that it is the first and only preservative free prostaglandin analog.  It is often believed that preservatives in the eye drops can possibly cause side effects that cause problems with the outer ocular surface such as the cornea and conjunctiva.

ZIOPTAN and other Prostaglandin Glaucoma Medicines are Considered the Most Potent Eye Drops for Lowering Intraocular Pressure

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Topics: Glaucoma, Glaucoma Medicine

The Best in Texan Eye Care

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Jan 31, 2012 8:53:00 PM

It’s unbelievable that many patients put their vision as last on the list when it comes to their health. When you sacrifice your eye care you sacrifice a lot. If you live in central Texas you should consider getting your vision checked at Master Eye Associates, a leader in Texan eye care. Master Eye Associates has the experienced eye doctors that you need in order to get leading edge eye care. Master Eye Associates’ optometrists and glaucoma specialists provide the skill and convenience you demand when seeking treatment for pink eye, glaucoma, retina problems, diabetic eye exams, contacts or general eye exams for eyeglasses.

You Will Experience a Leader in Texan Eye Care With Master Eye Associates

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Topics: Eye Physicians, Eye Care Options

Find an Optometrist Austin TX

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Jan 26, 2012 8:45:00 PM

Are you new to the Austin, Texas area? Even if you aren’t, finding a good eye doctor that you can trust means a lot, and you can make an appointment with one of the most trusted practices in the state of Texas. At Master Eye Associates we offer vision care for young and old and we offer full-service to all of our patients, meaning that our doctors are highly trained in diagnosing and treating eye disease and help you get the contact lenses that you need or the glasses that you need. Need a prescription update? You won’t know until you come visit us at Master Eye Associates.

The Optometrist Austin TX That is the Future of Eye Care

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Topics: Eye Physicians

Have You Scheduled Your Contacts Exam?

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Jan 26, 2012 8:41:00 PM

When was the last time you had your eyes checked? Maybe your family physician asked you this recently, and that is because your eyes are important!  Without your eyes you would enjoy very little. We have the resources and the eye doctors to help you get your vision problems resolved quickly and efficiently.  At Master Eye Associates we care about your eyes and about you, and we have a vision for your eye health!  Don’t put your eyes last because they mean everything to your health and wellness, and you need them in order to drive!

Schedule Your Eye Contacts Exam With the Eye Doctors You Trust

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Topics: Contact Lenses, Contact Lens Exam

Getting Connected With Eye Doctors That Care

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Jan 25, 2012 8:36:00 PM

Would you like to know that the eye doctors that you get an appointment with are highly trained and have the highest ethical standards? Our Master eye doctors only have your best interest at heart, and that is why we don’t sell optical products (eyeglasses or contacts) to our patients. Master Eye Associates believes that your eyes are important.  We aren’t willing to sacrifice your trust, ethical service and the best eye care available.  Our eye doctors don’t want to be influenced on what contacts to prescribe because we can earn a higher profit selling one brand of contacts vs. another.  The same goes for eyeglasses and lenses.  Certain lenses bring in higher profits than others.  We want to prescribe what is best for you, whether it’s medicine, contacts or eyeglasses, you can be assured that you are receiving what is best for you – not what brings the highest profit for your eye doctor.   Giving you your optical prescription without any silent pressure to buy from us also gives you the freedom of choice to shop for contacts or more styles of eyeglasses and frames at your convenience and at lower prices. 

Our Eye Doctors Use the Best in Diagnostic Equipment

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Topics: Eye Physicians

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