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Anorexia May Cause Potentially Serious Eye Damage

The eating disorder anorexia nervosa causes potentially serious eye damage, according to a study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Anorexia nervosa affects up to 3% of affluent women, and is the third most common chronic disease among teenage women, up to one in 10 of whom will die from it. Researchers have now analyzed the [...]

By |October 26th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Diabetes Is On The Rise

Diabetes is the number one cause of blindness in America today, which is why the American Diabetic Association recommends a comprehensive eye exam every year by your eye care provider. Some examples of the changes that we see are bleeding and leaking from the small blood vessels in the retina as well as changes to [...]

By |October 25th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Vision Correction Options for Baby Boomers on the Horizon

Presbyopia - the unavoidable age related condition that affects everyones near vision at some point in their lives.  Usually after your 40th birthday, it becomes increasingly difficult to see up-close objects and text, with more than 60 million people in the United States facing this condition.  As of now, your vision correction options are limited [...]

By |October 22nd, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Solution to Contact Lens Trouble

At Clarin Eye Care Center, we often recommend multipurpose contact lens solutions such as Alcon's OPTI-FREE RepleniSH, AMO Complete or the new BioTrue from Bausch + Lomb.  However, according to a study in the Archives of Ophthalmology, the incidence of complications from wearing contact lenses was lowest with a hydrogen peroxide based solution, such as Clear Care. [...]

By |October 20th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How The iPhone is Changing Medicine

In this digital age, computers are relied on more and more for medical decision making.  Often, doctors have to look at and share digital images to help in diagnosis and treatment of many conditions.  This has traditionally been done at computer workstations, but a team of researchers from Pittsburg School of Medicine wondered whether handheld devices like [...]

By |October 19th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is LASIK Right For You?

Do you wear glasses or contact lenses? Are you nearsighted? Do you have astigmatism? If so, LASIK may be for you! LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a painless vision correction procedure aimed to free you from needing glasses or contact lenses. And today, this procedure is available to more people than ever before. The [...]

By |October 18th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A New Way to Improve Depth Perception

Researchers have discovered a new therapy to balance eye dominance and improve depth perception.  The brain perceives depth by using two eyes from slightly different angles and determining how much the eyes move together or apart.  However, when one eye is much more dominant, the brain may ignore the weaker eye and diminish the depth [...]

By |October 15th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Contact Lenses – How Young Should You Start?

According to a study by the American Optometric Association, eye doctors' attitudes have shifted regarding fitting children in contact lenses.  More than half of optometrists now feel it is appropriate to introduce a child to soft contact lenses between the ages of 10-12, with daily disposable contact lenses being the most frequently prescribed contacts for [...]

By |October 15th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Parents: Top Tips For Infant Eye Health

You can never take for granted the health of an infant. It's imperative for parents to understand some preventive measures that can be taken to keep their babies healthy. In some cases failure to identify early eye symptoms can result in vision loss and even blindness.  That's why a new Pediatric Cataract Initiative has been formed to [...]

By |October 14th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Attention to Warning Signs Can Save Your Vision

In the UK's Daily Mail (10/13), reporter Janette Marshall details her personal experience with a retinal tear. The "first warning sign was a sudden onset of frequent flashes like cartoon lightning streaks," followed by numerous floating black spots. Eric Ezra, director of vitreoretinal surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital, explains that  "early diagnosis and treatment is essential." [...]

By |October 13th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments