June 30, 2011
As July 4th celebrations often include fireworks and sometimes gunfire, the physicians of the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute want everyone to enjoy the holiday without injury. The dangers of consumer fireworks include blindness, injuries to the face and hands and even death, according to Prevent Blindness America.
June 24, 2011
Sunglasses may be your most important accessory. Eye disease, particularly cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, the leading causes of vision loss among older adults are just some of the possible consequences of prolonged exposure to the sun. A corneal ultraviolet injury similar to a sun burn can happen in just a single outing on a very bright day. Picking the right pair of sunglasses is very important. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has the following tips to keep in mind while making your sunglass selections.
June 21, 2011
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America recently ranked nine Florida locations, including Miami, as among the top 100 worst cities for allergy sufferers based on a 2011 study. With no defined “seasons,” South Florida’s allergy outbreaks vary according to what’s in bloom.