What Is Lyme Disease?

From the Show: The Wizard of Eyes
Summary: What is Lyme disease and how do you treat it?
Air Date: 2/29/16
Duration: 10
Host: Robert Abel, Jr., MD
Guest Bio: Robert Abel Jr., MD

    What Is Lyme Disease?
    Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by ticks.

    The ticks most commonly infected with B. burgdorferi usually feed and mate on deer during part of their life cycle. 

    Although people may think of Lyme as an East Coast disease, it is found throughout the United States, as well as in more than 60 other countries. 

    In fact, Lyme disease has been found on every continent except Antarctica.

    Join Dr. Robert Abel to learn more about this disease and the impact it can have on your vision and general health.