"Most eye problems are the tip of the iceberg of a problem that will be solved only if we treat it as a whole"

Written by: Dr. Carlos Vergés Roger
Published: | Updated: 19/03/2019
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Chronic stress and unbalanced diets are at the origin of some of the most debilitating eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and dry eye syndrome. Therefore, modern ophthalmology is evolving towards a more holistic view of the patient, aware that eye diseases are caused by factors that are beyond the same eyes. Thus, Oftalmológica Area Advanced commitment to early diagnosis and comprehensive and preventive treatment of eye diseases.

In recent years, we are witnessing a revolution in medicine and health concept. We are seeing as stress, lack of exercise or an unbalanced nutrition are the source of many diseases. In the field of ophthalmology the same situation occurs.

There is growing evidence linking diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, dry eye syndrome or cataracts with oxidative stress produced by the action of ultraviolet radiation on the eye or the picture of chronic stress as prevalent in our society, almost always it accompanied also nutritionally disorders that affect the immune and endocrine systems.

Clinical research studies show how stress management and the (two sides of the same coin) nutritional dysfunctions help prevent the onset of eye diseases or to monitor your progress, preventing them from reaching the stage of irreversible vision loss.

At present, we have genetic tests that can predict the onset of diseases affecting the eye and new technologies allow us to study the effect of stress on ocular tissues and their involvement in the ophthalmic diseases. In parallel, we have the ability to control this negative effect and slow down its evolution.

Advanced Oftalmológica Area, with almost 30 years of experience, we are aware of these developments and long since have incorporated the classic treatments this new way of approaching the eye disease and eye health. That is why, in our team, collaborating ophthalmologists, optometrists, endocrine and nutritionists to establish guidelines for diagnosis and specific treatment for each patient. "Experience shows us that most eye problems are the tip of the iceberg of a problem that will be solved only if we treat it as a whole," concludes Dr. Verges, head of Advanced Oftalmológica Area.

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By Dr. Carlos Vergés Roger

Renowned specialist in ophthalmology, Dr. Verges Roger is the current founder and director of Advanced Ophthalmological Center area. He has extensive academic background: He has done training stays in Boston, London and Paris, and a doctorate at Harvard University presented his doctoral thesis on the mechanisms of tear secretion, which will be essential to understand the pathology Syndromes Dry Eye . In 1983 he was awarded the National Research Prize for his doctoral thesis. Throughout his career he has served as Head of the Anterior Segment in the Provincial Hospital of Barcelona. Throughout his career, he has combined his profession with teaching and has conducted several doctorate courses and specialized master 's degrees in anterior segment. He is the author of numerous scientific articles in journals and books and member of various medical societies among which the Member of the Board of the International Society of Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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