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Exercise Bands and Eye Injuries

Resistance bands are a great exercise and physical therapy tool—but can sometimes be dangerous. Emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen talks about the types of eye injuries caused by exercise…

From  Nathan Tanner on April 5th, 2021 84 plays 0  

Eye Rubbing Can Damage Your Eyes

It might feel good to rub your eyes if they itch, but chronic eye rubbing can result in a weakening and distortion of the cornea. On this Health Minute, ophthalmologist Dr. Mark Mifflin talks about…

From  Nathan Tanner on April 29th, 2020 38 plays 0  

Listener Question: How to Take Car Keys Away from Elderly Parent?

As your loved ones get older, there’s a good chance they will begin losing their vision, and in turn, their ability to drive safely degrades. But taking away the car keys from a loved one can…

From  Nathan Tanner on October 8th, 2018 48 plays 0  

How to Best Support Someone Losing Their Vision

Vision loss impacts every aspect of a person’s life. Facing these challenges alone can lead to a lot of adverse psychological effects. Lisa Ord, from the patient support program at Moran Eye…

From  Nathan Tanner on September 18th, 2018 30 plays 0  

Vision Loss Can Lead to Visual Hallucinations

Sometimes when people lose their vision, they can begin to have hallucinations. It’s called Charles Bonet Syndrome (CBS) and is more common than you think. It may sound scary but it’s…

From  Nathan Tanner on August 9th, 2018 153 plays 0  

ER or Not: Broken Blood Vessel in Eye

A broken blood vessel in the eye can look nasty. But is it worth a trip to the ER? Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen talks about when you should seek emergency help and when you can just see…

From  Nathan Tanner on August 18th, 2017 3,458 plays 0  

Treating Floaters in Your Eye

“Don’t sleep in your contacts!” Ophthalmologist Dr. Brent Betts talks about the different ways you can keep your eyes working and healthy—live from Be Well Utah’s Family…

From  Nathan Tanner on August 24th, 2016 6 plays 0  

Vision Impairment Can Be an Emotional Rollercoaster

“Don’t be afraid to ask for help, it’s there for you.” Amy Henderson from Moran Eye Center talks about the challenges and difficulties for people with vision problems. Listen…

From  Nathan Tanner on August 24th, 2016 0 plays 0  

Rubbing Your Eyes Is Bad

The occasional “knuckle rub” to an itching eye can feel relieving, especially as allergy season starts. But according to Dr. Mark Mifflin, professor of ophthalmology, chronic eye itching…

From  Nathan Tanner on April 17th, 2016 1,046 plays 0  

PRK: The Other Laser Surgery Option for Your Eyes

When you think of corrective vision surgery, LASIK may be the first procedure that comes to mind, but did you realize there are other options available that might be better for you? PRK is an older,…

From  Nathan Tanner on March 24th, 2016 104 plays 0  

Knowing What to Expect Helps LASIK Patients Feel More Comfortable

Even though hundreds of thousands of LASIK procedures are performed safely every year, it can still be scary. Dr. Mark Mifflin at the Moran Eye Center finds that when patients know what’s going…

From  Nathan Tanner on February 11th, 2016 277 plays 0  

Do You Know the Difference Between the Cornea and the Lens of Your Eye?

When you think of a lens, you probably think of the glass window on the front of a camera. But your eyes are a little bit different. Dr. Tom Miller talks with ophthalmologist Dr. Bala Ambati about…

From  Nathan Tanner on September 15th, 2015 245 plays 0  

Choosing Your Best Option for Treating Cataracts

There used to be just one operation for treating cataracts but those days are gone. Today, there are a lot of options, and you can choose what’s best for you. Eye surgeon Dr. William Barlow…

From  Nathan Tanner on August 26th, 2015 21 plays 0  

Changing Vision? How to Make Sure Your Eyes are Healthy

The eyes stop growing when most people are in their twenties. By then, most people have a stable prescription for contact lenses or glasses if they need it. So if you suddenly notice your vision is…

From  Nathan Tanner on August 18th, 2015 285 plays 0  

Control Your Diabetes to Save Your Vision

Diabetes often leads to eye problems that can eventually cause blindness. Dr. Bill Barlow, ophthalmologist at Moran Eye center discusses how this happens and what patients with diabetes can do to…

From  Nathan Tanner on November 13th, 2014 17 plays 0  

Bringing Clarity to Causes of Blindness

Dr. Wolfgang Baehr, a professor of ophthalmology who has spent his career researching the genetic causes of blindness, says you have to be fearless to make advances in science. He talks about the…

From  Nathan Tanner on April 26th, 2014 65 plays 0