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Diet and the value of “double-blind” study

The medical journal, BMJ, recently published a study that examined how diet affects heart health. The Minnesota Coronary Experiment was a “double-blind randomized controlled study” conducted between 1968-73. When a study is “double blind,” it means both the investigator and the subjects being tested do not know whether the subject is in the test group […]

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Laser pointers are not child’s play

While laser pointers can be a valuable tool, they often times are used as toys instead and the use of them by children should be limited and supervised. Laser pointers can cause irreversible vision loss. When purchasing laser pointers, consumers are advised to check for the power rating and to limit the use of the […]

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Severe eye injuries in golf

If someone were to ask you which sports were the most dangerous to your vision, golf probably is not one that would make the top three. But a recent analysis of studies found that while golf-related injuries occur less often than eye injuries in other sports, golf has a higher rate of “open globe injury.” […]

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Link between cataract surgery and mortality

There is some great news for patients who have undergone cataract surgery. A recent study found that those who had cataract surgery lived longer than those who had not had the surgery. Extensive amounts of data from over a 10-year period was collected from more than 1.5 million patients. Researchers poured over the research data […]

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VisiVite Consumer Brochure Now Online

Vitamin Science Inc. specializes in the manufacturer of patent pending nutritional formulas for ocular health which are based upon the most recent scientific literature. Currently the company has seven formulas for the treatment of macular degeneration as well as an oral supplement for reducing the symptoms of dry eyes and eye floaters. Formulas from VisiVite.com […]

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Pregnant women may want to avoid acetaminophen

A study recently published in JAMA Pediatrics showed a possible link between the use of acetaminophen during pregnancy being linked to a higher risk of having children with hyperactivity issues. Acetaminophen is a widely used over-the-counter medicine and is also found in many prescription medicines. While acetaminophen is regarded to be safe to use during pregnancy, […]

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Be wary if considering stem cell therapy

With stem cell therapy for eye disease being the current trendy news topic, many people are eager to jump the gun and rush into trying it. These therapies are currently being researched and have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to be safe and effective. Since there are no stem cell therapies […]

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FDA approves cornea treatment for Keratoconus

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) for treating progressive thinning and distortion of the cornea which causes keratoconus in some people. A combined therapy of ultraviolet light and eye drops is used to strengthen the collagen fibers in the cornea. Patients suffering with keratoconus have too few collagen fiber cross-links and […]

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Alzheimer’s diagnosis using an eye scan

Researchers using modified topical endoscope fundus imaging were able to diagnose Alzheimer’s in the retinas of mice. Retinal tissue is similar to brain tissue and when Alzheimer’s begins, it changes the way that light is reflected off the retina. This change happens long before any noticeable changes in behavior or memory occur. Currently, Alzheimer’s is […]

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Be “vision smart” when using a smartphone

Many people spend time at night reading their smartphones in bed while lying on one side with the eye that is positioned on the pillow being covered by the pillow. This habit can cause eye strain and lead to the “reading” eye taking longer to adapt to the dark when the smartphone is no longer […]