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Tips For Halloween Eye Safety

Halloween is a time for tricks, treats and things that go bump in the night.  And while it’s fun for kids to put on scary costumes for trick-or-treating and Halloween parties,  you should be careful to avoid something truly frightening – permanent damage to their eyesight. Unfortunately, Halloween is a time for many eye-related hazards, […]

By |October 23rd, 2012|Eye Health|4 Comments

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 have […]

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

Drug May Slow Spread of Deadly Eye Cancer

(PressZoom) – A drug commonly used to treat seizures appears to make eye tumors less likely to grow if they spread to other parts of the body, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Their findings are available online in the journal Clinical Cancer Research.

Uveal melanoma, the second most common form […]

By |December 4th, 2011|Eye Health|0 Comments

November is Diabetes Eye Awareness Month

As the population ages, diabetes continues to be a growing epidemic in the United States.  Currently there are an estimated 17.9 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes, and possibly another 5.7 million people that are unaware they have the disease.

What many of these individuals may not know is that all people with type 1 or type […]

By |October 25th, 2011|Eye Health|0 Comments

Drug Use Can Lead To A Common Eye Disease

According to the Journal of Glaucoma, the Department of Veterans Affairs has recently found that cocaine use is predictive of open-angle glaucoma – one of the most common types of eye disease.

After the results were adjusted for age, gender and race, former cocaine users were 45% more likely to develop this blinding eye disease. Men […]

By |October 9th, 2011|Eye Health|1 Comment

Too Many Diabetics Neglect Simple Tests to Control Their Disease

Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in the United States, and most of these sight-stealing cases can be attributed to neglecting their disease. Unfortunately, new research has shown that the next generation of diabetic patients aren’t likely to fare much better.

A new study in the journal of Pediatrics reports that young Type 1 and […]

By |August 24th, 2011|Eye Health|1 Comment

New Research on Vitamins May Reduce Macular Degeneration

As the population ages, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is becoming more prevalent. Two recent studies about different vitamins may hold the answer to managing and slowing down the deleterious effects of this serious disease.

The first study shows that people with increased levels of vitamin D are less likely to have an early onset of this sight-threatening […]

By |May 27th, 2011|Eye Health|3 Comments

May Is Healthy Vision Month

The National Eye Institute (NIE) has declared May “Healthy Vision Month” in order to educate our country on the importance of making vision a priority for  your overall health.  It is vital for our nation to understand that prevention, protection and early diagnosis of eye diseases can improve and preserve our health and wellness.

One of the […]

By |May 4th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A New Implantable Microchip May Create a 'Bionic Eye'

Bionic Vision Australia (BVA), an Australian research group, is getting close to implanting a microchip into a human retina and creating the first bionic eye.

Associate Professor Gregg Suaning, of the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering and a project leader said the new, 98-channel microchip, now undergoing preliminary lab testing, was a major step towards the […]

By |April 6th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Prevent Blindness America Boosts Eye Health Via Workplace

Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has designated March as Workplace Vision Month by in an effort to educate corporations and their employees on the importance of vision health. Tell employers in your community that they can participate in the non-profit organization’s Healthy Eyes Vision Wellness Program at no […]

By |March 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments