August is Cataract Awareness Month

The eye functions much like a camera, light rays enter the eye passing through several layers back to the pupil and then finaly into the lens. The lens bends the light rays to focus objects onto the retina which...

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August is Psoriasis Awareness Month

Psoriasis is a chronic, non-contagious, autoimmune disease. It occurs when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin cells. The most common type is plague psoriasis which appear as raised, red patches...

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A Message from Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute reminds Neapolitans to help protect their precious sight. Almost 3 million eye injuries occur each year, affecting about 1% of the US population. High-risk activities include racquet sports, golf, home repairs, and yard work. Please...

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July is Eye Injury Prevention Month

Eye injuries can occur anywhere and usually when it is least suspected. Taking simply precautionary steps will reduce the risk of eye injury which can cause permanent damage or even blindness. Wear sunglasses when out of doors, regardless of...

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Healthy Eating Promotes Wellness

Eating a varied diet is key to ensuring that adequate  amounts of  nutrients are consumed. Variety means selecting different items within each food group and changing meal selections. Moderation means  no foods are forbidden just eaten in moderation. It...

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