Cheryl L. Dejewski Archives

Are you at risk for a leading cause of blindness in Black Americans?

January 16, 2020

By Cheryl L. Dejewski Glaucoma is known as the “Sneak Thief of Sight” because the most common type is painless and progresses so slowly that most people don’t notice symptoms for years— until severe permanent damage has already occurred. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, especially for blacks. In fact, black Americans have a… [Read More]

Are you “blind” to the fact that your vision may not be as good as you think?

December 13, 2019

By Cheryl L. Dejewski “Often when I tell a patient that they have a serious eye condition like glaucoma or macular degeneration, they’ll respond, ‘But, I can see fine’ or ‘I haven’t noticed anything wrong with my eyes,’” reports Mark Freedman, MD, senior partner at Eye Care Specialists, an ophthalmology practice that has overseen the… [Read More]

Are you at risk for losing your sight to diabetes?

October 31, 2019

Protect your vision for tomorrow. Learn the facts. Today. By Cheryl L. Dejewski With diabetes at epidemic levels, you probably know (or are) one of the 30+ million Americans with the disease. Whether or not the cause is due to lifestyle (poor diet, lack of exercise), genetics or both, be aware: Diabetes does more than… [Read More]

Local eye MDs review leading causes of vision loss in African Americans

October 3, 2019

By Cheryl L. Dejewski “Loss of vision can have serious consequences that can affect your quality of life and independence, including an increased risk for falling, car accidents, depression, isolation, and other unpleasant concerns. Failing sight can also increase the need for home care or nursing home placement. And, the risk for permanently losing your… [Read More]

Don’t let cataracts cloud your ability to see life to the fullest

June 13, 2019

By Cheryl L. Dejewski African Americans have nearly twice the risk of developing cataracts than Caucasians. This is due in part to the higher incidence of diabetes in the black population (which increases the risk of developing cataracts) and to lack of treatment. Fortunately, vision loss due to cataracts is curable with one of the… [Read More]

Are you at risk for a leading cause of blindness in Black Americans?

January 24, 2019

By Cheryl L. Dejewski Glaucoma is known as the “Sneak Thief of Sight” because the most common type is painless and progresses so slowly that most people don’t notice symptoms for years— until severe permanent damage has already occurred. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, especially for blacks. In fact, black Americans have a… [Read More]

Are you at risk for losing your sight to diabetes?

November 22, 2018

By Cheryl L. Dejewski With diabetes at epidemic levels, you probably know (or are) one of the 30+ million Americans with the disease. Whether or not the cause is due to lifestyle (poor diet, lack of exercise), genetics or both, be aware: Diabetes does more than affect blood sugar levels. Without proper precautions, it can… [Read More]

Local Eye MDs review leading causes of vision loss in African Americans

August 2, 2018

By Cheryl L. Dejewski “Loss of vision can have serious consequences that can affect your quality of life and independence, including an increased risk for falling, car accidents, depression, isolation, and other unpleasant concerns. Failing sight can also increase the need for home care or nursing home placement. And, the risk for permanently losing your… [Read More]