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Preventing Dry Eye

Dry eye is an irritating problem that seems to get worse when the weather changes. But the primary cause of itchy, red eyes is looking at electronic screens. On today's Health Minute, Dr. Jeff…

From  Nathan Tanner on March 16th, 2018 67 plays 0  

Broken Blood Vessel in the Eye

A broken blood vessel in the eye can look quite painful and obvious. But is it serious enough for emergency medical attention? On today's Health Minute, emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen…

From  Nathan Tanner on February 2nd, 2018 349 plays 0  

Preventing Sun Damage to Your Eyes

We know the sun can damage our skin. But our eyes are susceptible to the very same sort of damage. Ophthalmologist Dr. Jeff Pettey explains the risks you may face with sun damage to the eyes, how it…

From  Nathan Tanner on September 26th, 2017 58 plays 0  

Health Minute: Viewing the Solar Eclipse Safely

On the morning of August 21, the sky will darken over the United States during a total solar eclipse. You are going to want to watch, but staring at an eclipse directly is as bad as staring directly…

From  Nathan Tanner on August 17th, 2017 3 plays 0  

Treating Dry Eyes

Dry, itchy eyes are a common condition for many people. But when that itchy, sandy sensation becomes chronic what’s the best way to relieve it? On today's Health Minute, ophthalmologist …

From  Nathan Tanner on June 13th, 2017 39 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  

Dry Eyes Are Very Common in Utah

“In extreme cases, dry eyes can lead to blurry vision and potential blindness.” Ophthalmologist Dr. Amy Lin talks about causes, preventions and treatments for dry eyes—live from Be…

From  Nathan Tanner on August 24th, 2016 20 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  

Do I Have Pink Eye?

You may think you know what to look for in pink eye: red itchy eyes, goopy discharge, swelling. But are you sure? Dr. Troy Madsen explains how pink eye can be very difficult to diagnose and that even…

From  Nathan Tanner on August 19th, 2016 1,669 plays 0  

Debunking Old Wives' Tales: Children’s Eye Health

Will eating carrots really improve your child's eyesight? Or will reading in a dim room ruin your eyesight? Dr. Cindy Gellner stops by to discuss the common eyesight myths everyone hears as a…

From  Nathan Tanner on June 2nd, 2016 18 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 1,083 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 105 plays 0  

The Latest Techniques for Cornea Transplant Surgery

As scary as it might sound, cornea transplant surgery is actually very safe. Advances in the past 10 years have even allowed eye surgeons to shorten recovery time for some procedures from six months…

From  Nathan Tanner on March 18th, 2016 285 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 278 plays 0  

Exciting New Treatments For Glaucoma

Anyone who has glaucoma knows there’s no cure for it and no way to reverse the damage to the optic nerve or the resulting vision loss. Dr. Norm Zabriskie, a glaucoma specialist at the Moran Eye…

From  Nathan Tanner on February 25th, 2015 704 plays 0  

I Have Glaucoma – Now What?

You just learned you have glaucoma and your eyesight is at risk. While there is no cure for glaucoma, there are several ways to slow its progression. Dr. Norm Zabriskie, glaucoma expert at the Moran…

From  Nathan Tanner on February 10th, 2015 184 plays 0