Dr. Seaborn Hunt's Eye Care Blog
Eye Surgery, Cataracts & Glaucoma in Ocala & The Villages, FL
Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve – the part of the eye that carries the images we see to the brain. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States, especially for older people. But loss of sight from glaucoma can often be prevented with early treatment. Learn more about the different treatment offered by Dr. Seaborn Hunt at his Ocala, FL office serving The Villages.
Cataracts affect over 20 million Americans over the age of 40 and over half of Americans by the age of 80. With a success rate of 98%, over 3 million Americans have cataract surgery each year. Dr. Hunt weighs in on cataracts and cataract surgery in this month’s blog post.
If you have diabetes mellitus, your body does not use and store sugar properly. High blood sugar levels can damage blood vessels in the retina, the nerve layer at the back of the eye that senses light and helps to send images to the brain. The damage to retinal vessels is referred to as diabetic retinopathy. Learn about how diabetes can affect sight with Dr. Seaborn Hunt's eye care & patient education blog.