• Due to a fire at the Penn Ave location, that office is temporarily closed. While it’s closed, we will be open in our Munhall office on Tues. 9am-7pm, Wed. 9am-4pm, and Thu. 8:30am-4pm in addition to our Mon. and Fri. regular hours.

  • Hormone replacement therapy linked to reduced glaucoma risk

    Using a large, nationwide health care claims database including more than 150,000 women age 50 or older, investigators evaluated the association between different classes of postmenopausal hormone therapies and development of primary open-angle glaucoma. Subjects were in the plan for at least four years had at least two visits to an eye care provider during the eight-year period studied. After adjustment for age and other possible confounding factors, each additional month of hormone therapy containing estrogen only was associated with a 0.4 percent reduction in glaucoma risk, while women prescribed estrogen plus progesterone had a 0.6 percent per month reduction. JAMA Ophthalmology, March 2014

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