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Ancient remedy more effective than antibiotics in killing MRSA superbug

Researchers discovered an ancient remedy for treating the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the Bald’s Leechbook, which is one of the earliest known medical textbooks. Detailed instructions for creating the “eyesalve” remedy allowed researchers to recreate and then test it. The salve was first tested on cultures of MRSA and the results were astounding. The […]

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Eylea approved as diabetic retinopathy treatment

The FDA gave its approval for Eylea to be used in the treatment of diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema. Currently one third of diabetic patients over the age of 40 have some variation of the eye disease. Diabetic retinopathy with macular edema can cause abnormal blood vessels to form on the retina’s […]

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Dame Judi Dench doesn’t focus on the negatives of macular degeneration

Legendary actress Dame Judi Dench doesn’t choose to focus on the negatives of having macular degeneration. While the actress’ sight has been diminishing as a result of the disease, she doesn’t let that stop her from doing what she wants to do. One of Judi’s greatest passions is painting and when the macular degeneration began […]

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New device helps doctors examine retinas from miles away

Researchers at Rice University have developed MobileVision, which is a device that naturally dilates pupils and is portable and easy to use. The system is able to take images of the macula and send those images to a smartphone making it a cost-effective diagnostic tool that can be used anywhere in the world. Patients look […]

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Avastin FDA Recall Alert issued by North Carolina Board of Pharmacy

All lots of sterile and non-sterile products that have been compounded, repackaged and distributed by the Prescription Center Pharmacy located at 915 Hay Street in Fayetteville, North Carolina between September 10, 2014 and March 10, 2015 have been recalled. This includes Avastin for intraocular injection. The recall does affect all 50 states because the Prescription […]

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Study examines relationship between antioxidant intake and cataract incidence in women

Researchers recently examined the responses to a questionnaire-based survey that was given to women who participated in the Swedish Mammography Cohort study to determine if there is an association between antioxidants in the diet and age-related cataracts. With cataracts being the leading cause of blindness around the world, researchers are hoping to find ways to […]

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Avastin, Eylea, or Lucentis – which best for diabetic macular edema?

A recent study did a comparison of the three top drugs used to treat diabetic macular edema. Researchers took a look at Avastin, Eylea and Lucentis and while all three drugs were equally effective in improving vision in patients who had slight vision impairment, Eylea was found to be more effective in treating patients with […]

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Wink-controlled contact lenses created to treat macular degeneration

The prototype of wink-controlled contact lenses was unveiled at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual meeting recently. This most recent prototype is an improvement upon a model introduced back in 2013. The new version comes with smart glasses and a tiny reflective telescope that is activated by a wink of the eye. […]

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Lucentis gains FDA approval for treating diabetic retinopathy

Earlier this month, the FDA expanded the approved use of Lucentis to include its use in treating diabetic retinopathy in people who have diabetic macular edema. The announcement came after two clinical studies confirmed the drug’s safety and efficacy in treating diabetic retinopathy in diabetic macular edema patients. Patients involved in the study who received […]

Sight for Life Photo Contest

Sight for Life Photo Contest

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