Does Google Glass hamper peripheral vision?

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Google Glass has taken the technological world by storm and the visual experience it gives the wearer has been praised. However, there could be a cloud to dampen this visual wonderland. A recent study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association notes that the design of the glasses may hinder natural peripheral vision […]

Researchers rejoice over revolutionary retinal transplant

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A Japanese woman suffering from macular degeneration was the recipient of a successful retinal transplant using her own stem cells. Using skin cells scraped from the woman’s arm, doctor’s grew the replacement retina in a petri dish. The success of this surgery demonstrates the ability of creating genetically identical replacement tissue from a patient’s own […]

New imaging device will help diagnose eye diseases at earlier stages

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A new eye imaging device developed by OcuSciences determines eye health by measuring patterns and tissues in the eye. The results of these measurements and patterns can help eye care professionals detect eye diseases such as diabetes at an earlier stage. This new device, the OcuMet Beacon, has been in development since 2008. The device […]

Pump up your diet with pumpkin

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Ponder the pumpkin – the iconic symbol of fall and while people think of jack-o-lanterns and pumpkin pie, they probably don’t think of pumpkin as a health food. But pumpkins are more than a porch decoration; they are packed with fiber and nutrition. When it comes to fiber, pumpkins pack a punch. One cup of […]

Treating lazy eye with ‘Tetris’

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Adults suffering from lazy eye (amblyopia) may benefit from playing a variation of the video game Tetris. Previously, only children under the age of 7 were shown to benefit from amblyopia treatment. Researchers at the McGill University Health Centre used head-mounted video goggles with the 18 adult test subjects who suffered from ambyopia. Results were […]

Stem cell reservoir found in the human eye

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Researchers at the University of Southhampton have discovered stem cells in the human eye that can be changed into photo-receptor cells which may then be implanted into damaged eyes and reverse blindness. These potentially sight-saving cells were discovered in an area of the eye known as the corneal limbus. This discovery will hopefully lead to […]

Dry AMD patients may benefit from blue-light filtering intraocular lenses after cataract surgery

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A study recently published in the European Journal of Ophthalmology found that patients with dry age-related macular degeneration may benefit from blue-light filtering intraocular lenses (IOLs) after cataract surgery. The blue-light filtering lenses were found to lessen or even stop the progression of the atrophic form of dry AMD after cataract surgery. Researchers evaluated data […]

Let’s Make Eye Contact: The Cereal Connection

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Researchers at Cornell University wanted to determine what role the eye contact of spokes characters on both adult and children’s cereal boxes played in the consumer’s decision. The results were intriguing and may point to why some brands have experienced greater longevity than other brands. Two studies were conducted. In the first study, the eye […]

Eylea on FDA fast track for diabetic retinopathy treatment

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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals announced that the FDA has classified Eylea as a breakthrough therapy to treat diabetic retinopathy in patients who already have diabetic macular edema.This classification expedites the process for Eylea to be FDA approved. Currently, Eylea has FDA approval for treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration, macular edema associated with central retinal vein occlusion […]

Vitamin E and Selenium help AMD and prostate, but not cataracts

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Although Vitamin E is a critical component of the AREDS 2 formula for macular degeneration, and Selenium was found to reduce prostate cancer in a national study of men taking Vitamin E, the combination is not helpful for every eye condition. A recent study involving over 11,000 men found that daily supplementation of vitamin E […]