Dr. Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S. Provides Tips on Vision Complications Associated With Breast Cancer

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Dr. Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.,Renowned doctor from Clearview Eye & Laser Medical Center, A.P.C. discusses the possible eye risks associated with breast cancer

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Eating healthy for your eyes a diet rich in green leafy vegetables, fruit and nuts, has been shown to reduce the progression of macular degeneration, a debilitating aging condition of the eye.

The Race for the Cure is coming to San Diego’s Balboa Park. Thousands of people will be running in this year’s race to support their friends and loved ones, get exercise and bring awareness to this illness. According to Litton MD Anderson Hospital, the risk of developing breast cancer for women in the U.S. continues to rise with one in eight women being diagnosed with this disease. Women with the breast cancer gene (BRCA) are getting diagnosed with breast cancer eight years earlier than one generation ago, suggesting that in addition to one’s genes, other factors may play a role in the development of breast cancer, according to Litton MD Anderson Hospital.

“Eating healthy for your eyes a diet rich in green leafy vegetables, fruit and nuts, has been shown to reduce the progression of macular degeneration, a debilitating aging condition of the eye. According to the American Journal of Epidemiology, researchers have also recently shown a 20% lower risk of developing a common type of breast cancer by eating a similar, plant based diet. “Food can absolutely be considered the fuel that drives our body and it is critical that we watch what we put into our bodies,” said Dr. Sandy T. Feldman of Clearview Eye & Laser Medical Center.

“The eye and the breast are linked in more ways than most are aware of. If women do develop breast cancer, the eye is an important organ that needs to be checked. If you are experiencing symptoms of reduced vision, or ocular irritation, seek the care of an eye doctor immediately,” Feldman states.

-Breast cancer more commonly spreads to the eye than people realize.

-According to a study in Cancer, as many as 11% of women may experience eye problems while undergoing breast cancer treatments. Some of the treatments may cause cataracts, while others commonly lead to dry, irritated eyes. Still others, cause blockage of the tear ducts and dripping eyes according to Curr Eye Research 2011.

Just as Amazon’s legendary customer service was a result of listening to early customer feedback, medicine is entering a new phase. Today, doctors are now discovering new side effects of medications by monitoring the web and patient discussion boards(research from Benton Journal of Bioinformatics July 2011.)

About Dr. Sandy T. Feldman

As a leader in the field of ophthalmology, Dr. Sandy T. Feldman has participated in FDA clinical studies of custom LASIK. Currently, she is involved in studies of a new treatment to halt the progression of keratoconus, a disease in which the fitting of contact lenses can be challenging. In 2009, she was one of ten laser eye care providers in the U.S. to receive the Goldline Award as seen Forbes Magazine. In 2010, she was awarded the Silver Elite RealSelf Award, and in 2011, she was awarded Top Doc San Diego and was a founding member of the prestigious American College of Ophthalmic Surgeons. Dr. Feldman is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

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