National Eye Institute announces AREDS2 Results for Macular Degeneration

AREDS2 results published

The AREDS2 results were published May 5, 2013 by the National Eye Institute in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. Based upon the results, Dr. Krawitz recommends that you change to VisiVite AREDS2 Plus+ Gold Formula when you are finished taking your current VisiVite supplement. The publication of these results can be found here: […]

NutrafEYE Eye Beauty Supplement 90% Off Sale

NutrafEYE Vegetarian Eye Beauty Supplement Capsules

VisiVite has a SECRET 90% OFF SALE on NutrafEYE Eye Beauty Supplement. Visit www.visivite.com/nutrafeye.html.

VisiVite.Com Contributes to Eye Charities

Dr. Paul Krawitz

If you’re a keen observer, you might notice as you scroll down near the bottom of the VisiVite.Com homepage that there is the following graphic: I am so proud that Vitamin Science gives to the outstanding institutions with which I have a personal connection as well as those organizations that promote retinal health to thousands […]

65% of Macular Degeneration Explained by Genetics

ocular DNA

The AMD Gene Consortium, published in the March 2013 of Nature Genetics, has discovered seven new loci associated with an increased risk of AMD. The consortium also confirmed 12 loci identified in previous studies. With these latest findings, Genetics Explain 65% of Macular Degeneration. VisiVIte manufactures a potent eye vitamin supplement for people who have family […]

Cell Phones as Dangerous as Alcohol Intoxication on Roadway

car crash

“When driving conditions and time on task were controlled for, the impairments associated with using a cell phone while driving can be as profound as those associated with driving while drunk.” That was the conclusion of Distraction.Gov, “The Official U.S. Government Web Site For Distracted Driving.” I was reminded of the dangers of cell phone usage by […]

Dr. Paul Krawitz’s Company Sells Its 20 Millionth VisiVite Eye Vitamin Capsule

VisiVite Eye Vitamins

It was an afternoon in late October 2001. A fax from the American Academy of Ophthalmology had just printed in my office, and at the top in large capital letters, it said: ======   URGENT!   ====== Fax machines in doctors’ offices are targets for every company trying to market surgical instruments, medications, automobile tires, […]

Don’t use Q-Tip for Corneal Foreign Body Removal

Corneal foreign body

A young firefighter was referred to my office yesterday by his family doctor. The young man had complained of feeling something fly into his eye the day prior, and the doctor had discovered that the man had a small metallic foreign body embedded in the clear cornea that forms the front of the eye. Below […]

Be Safe This Week following Hurricane Sandy!

Hurricane Sandy aftermath

To our neighbors and friends weathering the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy: Stay away from power lines. Avoid driving at night when signals aren’t visible. If you use a generator, keep it 12 or more feet away from the house to avoid fumes and carbon monoxide.  

FDA issues warning about Avastin Injections

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In the aftermath of several recent meningitis deaths, the FDA is warning patients whose eyes were injected with Avastin formulated by New England Compounding Center about the risk of fungal infection to their eye. Avastin is a common drug used to treat wet macular degeneration. Read more here: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm322734.htm

Urgent Avastin Warning!

avastin

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are advising physicians to halt use of any product originating from the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass. For ophthalmology practices, this would include Avastin, which NECC compounds for use in intravitreal injections.