Car side windows, cataracts and cancer

When you are considering possible risk factors for cataracts and skin cancer, you probably don’t think about the windows in your car but a new study recently published in the JAMA Ophthalmology suggests that UVA protection in car side windows is not as effective as the UVA protection in the front windshield. As a result, researchers […]

Visual acuity not maintained with anti-VEGF

A follow-up study was conducted to determine the long-term benefit and visual acuity outcomes of patients undergoing anti-VEGF treatments, such as Eyelea, Lucentis and Avastin. What researchers found was that visual gains were not maintained after 5 years of injections. Records of 647 patients with wet AMD were analyzed in the Comparison of Age-Related Macular […]

Mobile eyewear tech available for low vision

The number of people in the United States that will suffer from low vision conditions is expected to reach almost 5 million within the next 15 years and the condition impacts daily activities and can result in isolation and rob people of their independence. With surgical or medical interventions not usually being a helpful option […]

Avoid this one mistake when playing sports

Thousands of people make trips to the emergency room every year suffering from eye injuries caused by playing sports. A majority of serious eye injuries can be prevented by the simple act of wearing protective eyewear and protective eyewear does not mean just wearing regular eyeglasses. The appropriate protective eyewear depends upon the sport that […]

Does Vitamin D affect Macular Degeneration?

A recent study published online in Maturitas detailed a possible link between low vitamin D levels and a higher risk of developing age-related macular degeneration. Identifying a vitamin D deficiency may be helpful in aiding the prognosis of macular degeneration. Eleven studies were evaluated by researchers who were looking for patients with an AMD diagnosis in […]

Drug might be useful in treating heart disease

Researchers working to treat a rare genetic condition may have stumbled upon a new drug therapy for heart disease as well. Cyclodextrin has been used for years to help dissolve and deliver certain drugs and has been considered an inactive drug but researchers recently looked to it to help treat a rare, fatal disorder. In […]

Vitamin C may prevent cataracts

If you happen to love orange juice, gulp down another glass as a recent study points to a diet rich in vitamin C may help to prevent the formation of cataracts. Researchers were looking to determine the effect of diet on the progression of cataracts. The researchers used the UK Twins Registry to study 1,000 […]

Delayed dark adaptation could be precursor to macular degeneration

A study published in Ophthalmology points to a link between slowed rod-mediated dark adaptation and a higher incidence of age-related macular degeneration in adults who otherwise have a healthy macula. The results of this study indicate that a patient’s delayed dark adaptation could be the very first sign of macular degeneration. The study involved 325 participants […]

Cardio drug helpful in treating surfer’s eye

Researchers from Ariel University in Israel recently examined the affect the commonly prescribed cardiovascular drug, dipryidamole, had on treating pterygium, otherwise known as surfer’s eye. Surfer’s eye is caused by a benign growth of the conjunctiva over the white of the eye. The condition is commonly found in surfers (hence, the name) but is more prevalent in […]

Omnifocals the lenses of the future?

Israeli company Deep Optics is revolutionizing the eyeglasses industry with their patent-pending omnifocals. These liquid crystal lenses have the ability to change their optical power in real time unlike current multifocal eyeglasses. This enables the wearer to look in any direction without limiting the field of view or diminishing clarity. These technologically advanced lenses are […]