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Promising stem cell treatment in the works to treat AMD

With more than 15 million Americans affected by macular degeneration, researchers are fervently looking for an effective treatment to slow or reverse the damage done by the dry form of macular degeneration. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai are hoping that the progress they are making in stem cell research will provide AMD patients with that treatment. The […]

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Routine lab testing not required with modern cataract surgery

It has been standard practice for many, many years to do preoperative testing and this was so even for patients undergoing cataract surgery. The line of thinking was that cataract patients are usually elderly and many have chronic health problems so it was best to take the extra precaution. However, the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s […]

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Nearsightedness becoming more prevalent

While myopia (also known as nearsightedness) can have a genetic link, other factors such as electronic devices and limited time outside have a tremendous impact on vision. Myopia is a result of the eyeball being too long or the cornea being too curved. The result is that objects that are far away appear to be […]

Joey Alexander

This 11 year-old boy does something phenomenal

Sometimes it’s nice to simply close your eyes and let your other senses take over while listening to Joey Alexander, an 11 year-old jazz piano prodigy who lets us hear music differently when we see it emanating from a young boy. Treat yourself to his newly released album at http://tinyurl.com/joeyjazzpiano. Paul Krawitz, M.D., President and […]

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Increased risk of AMD linked with high calcium supplementation

A recent cross-sectional study of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data revealed an increased risk of age-related macular degeneration among those who consumed more than 800 mg/day of calcium supplements. Researchers had previously found a link between high levels of calcium supplementation and glaucoma. Researchers evaluated data from the 2007-2008 survey, which involved […]

Dry Eye Relief TG-1000

VisiVite’s Dry Eye Relief praised during ASCRS meeting

VisiVite’s Dry Eye Relief TG-1000 is one of only four dry eye vitamins that are made using the preferred triglyceride form of omega 3 fatty acids, reported Dr. Eric Donnenfeld, in a presentation at the annual American Society of Cataract and Refractive Specialists meeting in San Diego. Dr. Donnenfeld noted that study results showed that […]

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Important Trick to Avoid Eyeliner Problems for Eyes

Whether eyeliner is applied inside the lash line or outside the lash line can play a role in whether the eyeliner will migrate into the eye itself and cause problems. Eye doctors frequently have patients that come in and have eyeliner residue stuck to contact lenses or trapped in the tear film of their eyes. […]

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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 […]