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CATARACT is a change that occurs in the eye's natural lens (crystalline) that is behind the iris (which defines the eye color). In the vast majority of cases this change occurs after the age of 50, however, one can be born with cataracts. I usually say to patients that as our hair changes color with age, the lens also undergoes changes and progressively loses transparency and becomes opaque. However, there are many other causes of cataracts such as: prolonged use of corticosteroids, ocular trauma, inflammation inside the eye (uveitis)... The treatment is surgical - a small incision is made in the cornea, the lens is fragmented into small pieces and aspirated, usually without the need for stitches, and then the intraocular lens is implanted. Whether laser is used or not during surgery, the result is basically the same and, currently, we can obtain excellent results with the use of special lenses.

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The pterygium, popularly known in our region as "villidia, is a change in the conjunctiva leading to the formation of "fleshness" that invades the cornea. Did you know that the treatment can be performed without surgical stitches and there are techniques to avoid recurrence!? your visit right now with Dr. Luís Alberto for guidance on the best treatment and most modern techniques for better postoperative comfort and better results.



To complement the look for ballads, contact lenses are an interesting visual correction option. It is very important to know how to use them correctly:
1. You must first put on contact lenses, before using any type of makeup or cream on your hands and face. Only after positioned, being very comfortable, is that the makeup should be done.
2. At the end of the day, when removing make-up, you must first remove your contact lenses. Only then should the makeup be removed.
3. Give preference to makeup that is not waterproof, as it is very resistant and can adhere to contact lenses, damaging them, in addition to being very difficult to remove, always leaving residue in the eyes.

  1. Before using the eye drops, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.

  2. Pull the lower eyelid with the index finger and thumb, and with the other hand hold the bottle. For ease of application, tilt the  head back. Drop the eye drops without touching the nozzle  dispenser, to avoid its contamination.

  3. Close your eyes for a few seconds, pressing lightly with your index finger on the nasal corner of the eye. With compression, absorption through the tear ducts is reduced, reducing the risk of  eye drops leak out of the eyes.


Any  people  he can  to have  glaucoma?

Truth. Anyone can get glaucoma, but it is more common in people of African or Asian ethnicity, in relatives of people with glaucoma, in the elderly, people with high myopia, chronic users of eye drops with  corticosteroids and probably diabetics.


Only people with high intraocular pressure have glaucoma?

MYTH. There are patients who have glaucoma with normal intraocular pressure and others with high intraocular pressure. Therefore, each patient has their ideal pressure, which must be defined by their ophthalmologist.


Is intraocular pressure directly related to blood pressure?

MYTH. There are two different pressures. Blood pressure is the existing  inside  blood vessels and intraocular pressure is the pressure inside the eye.


Is there a relationship between intraocular pressure and the use of corticosteroids?

Truth. The use of  corticosteroids increase intraocular pressure,  important risk factor for the development of glaucomatous damage. For this reason, only  should be used with medical advice.

Does smoking and obesity worsen glaucoma?

Truth. Smoking and obesity predispose to the worsening of glaucoma.

Can intraocular pressure vary throughout the day?

Truth. Intraocular pressure is usually highest in the morning and decreases in the afternoon. However, this cycle can change from patient to patient. Intraocular pressure differs little in the two eyes, but ideally it is within normal limits in both eyes.

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