Our Maine Street's Aroostook Issue 5 : Summer 2010 - Page 50

Healthy  

You: The  

Eyes  

Have  

It by  

 K im  

 J ones,  

 C ary  

 M edical  

 C enter The  

 eye  

 is  

 a  

 highly  

 complex  

 organ  

 with  

 amazing  

 stamina  

 and  

 durability  

 for  

 something  

  

  

 –  

 When  

 the  

 blood  

 80%  

water.  

  

And  

there  

are  

few  

(if  

any)  

body  

parts  

 that  

 we  

 rely  

 upon  

 to  

 do  

 so  

 much.  

  

 Through  

 our  

 eyes,  

we  

can  

communicate  

powerful  

messages  

 leading  

 to  

 blurred  

 or  

 darkened  

 spots  

 in  

 the  

 middle  

of  

your  

line  

of  

sight.  

  

This  

can  

make  

it  

very  

 universally  

 considered  

 by  

 men  

 and  

 women  

 to  

 may  

 also  

 occur.  

  

 Medical  

 experts  

 are  

 not  

 sure  

 cultures,  

they  

are  

regarded  

as  

the  

gateway  

to  

the  

  

 soul.  

  

 And,  

 of  

 course,  

 they  

 give  

 us  

 the  

 precious  

 commonly  

occurs  

in  

people  

over  

60  

years  

of  

age.  

  

 Keeping  

your  

eyes  

healthy  

is  

important  

for  

 good  

 vision  

 and  

 for  

 your  

 overall  

 wellness.  

  

  

 The  

 and  

 being  

 female.  

  

 The  

 best  

 test  

 for  

 macular  

 branch  

of  

medicine  

that  

covers  

diseases  

of  

the  

eye  

 is  

ophthalmology.  

  

Physicians  

who  

specialize  

in  

 categorized  

as  

surgeons  

because  

they  

are  

trained  

 to  

 perform  

 surgery  

 to  

 repair  

 or  

 prevent  

 vision  

 help  

slow  

down  

its  

progression,  

including  

laser  

 ophthalmologists  

 and  

 optometrists,  

 who  

 are  

 also  

 eye  

 and  

 vision  

 specialists.  

  

 Both  

 types  

 of  

 physicians  

may  

diagnose,  

manage,  

and  

treat  

eye  

 blood  

vessel  

growth. problems,  

 but  

 only  

 ophthalmologists  

 perform  

 Glaucoma eye  

surgery.  

 There  

are  

a  

number  

of  

factors  

that  

can  

put  

 you  

at  

risk  

for  

visual  

impairment  

and  

contribute  

 your  

eye  

to  

your  

brain.  

  

When  

pressure  

increases  

 inside  

 the  

 eye,  

 this  

 nerve  

 can  

 be