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New Gene Therapy Could Cure Blindness

Researchers from the University of Florida have developed a new gene therapy method with the potential to treat a common form of blindness that strikes both youngsters and adults. The researchers tackled a condition called X-linked retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic defect that is passed from mothers to sons. Girls carry the trait, but do not [...]

By |January 24th, 2012|Eye Health|0 Comments

The Jittery Eye – Does Caffeine Increase Eye Pressure?

Caffeine has long been a staple of the American diet  - from the first cup of joe in the morning to the midday pick-me-up. In fact, coffee is the number one source of antioxidants for Americans.  But caffeine itself has been associated with negative health benefits including increasing pressure in the eyes, and therefore possibly [...]

By |January 10th, 2012|Eye Health, Optometry|0 Comments