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Eye Care Is More Than Just Blurry Vision

The fear of going blind is a scary thought in most people's minds.  However, Lighthouse International conducted a new survey showing six out of seven people that are at risk for, or who currently have, eye disease do not get annual eye exams. Some of the reasons people may forgo eye care is the cost, [...]

By |January 3rd, 2015|Eye Health, Optometry, Vision|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |May 27th, 2011|Eye Health|3 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 [...]

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

Macular Degeneration Is Actually Decreasing Despite An Aging Population

The number of Americans with Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) has been decreasing lately, despite what experts have warned for years

By |January 11th, 2011|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Stem Cell Trial for AMD Approved

Other clinical trials of ESC-based therapies are under way or approved to begin, but they have been for comparatively rare conditions: certain severe spinal cord injuries and Stargardt's macular dystrophy, a childhood-onset form of blindness that resembles age-related macular degeneration.

By |January 10th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A New Pathway For Glaucoma Has Been Discovered

In a new study, researchers identified an unexpected biological pathway that appears to contribute to the development of glaucoma and its resulting vision loss. Prior research has suggested that the optic nerve head, the point where the cables that carry information from the eye to the brain first exit the eye, plays a role in [...]

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

An Eye-For-An-Eye? Man sentenced to be blinded with acid

Wow. It seems the "eye-for-an-eye" legal code is still is use. In Iran, a man has been sentenced to blinding by acid after he blinded another man by throwing acid in his face. The convict, named only as Mojtaba, 25, threw acid in the face of Alireza, 25, a taxi driver in Iran's clerical hub [...]

By |January 3rd, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Make a New Year’s Resolution to Schedule an Eye Exam

CHICAGO (Dec. 21, 2010) – As 2011 nears, many will be making New Year’s resolutions to improve their health. However, many may not be aware that an eye exam cannot only help to protect vision, it can uncover evidence of other diseases including diabetes or hypertension. And, for eye diseases such as glaucoma, the damaging [...]

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

Just In Time For the Holidays!

On this day in December, it's apropro that a patient presented with what can only be called a grinch - stealing vision from patients both good and bad. I'm referring to a "christmas tree cataract." A christmas tree cataract gets its name from the red and green irridescent refractile crystals that form inside of the [...]

By |December 17th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Healthy Habits Can Cut Your Risk of Eye Disease

A new study has suggested that women who exercise, eat right, and don't smoke can possibly cut their risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by more than two-thirds. The authors wrote: Adopting these healthy habits may markedly lower the prevalence of early AMD, the number of people who develop advanced AMD in their lifetime, [...]

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