Seeing Red? Long-term vision problems linked to Viagra

Researchers have found that a high dose of Viagra (sildenafil citrate) can cause retinal damage on a cellular level resulting in color vision problems. Excessive use of the drug could result in long-term vision problems that are potentially irreversible. Study findings were published in the fall issue of Retinal Cases. A study was conducted based […]

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Steroid injections into the Eye best for Macular Edema

The Periocular and Intravitreal Corticosteroids for Uveitic Macular Edema(POINT) Trial was just published by National Institutes of Health. For patients with CME from uveitis, injections into the eye worked better than injections on the outside surface of the eye 46% reduction with Ozurdex (dexamethasone) implant in vitreous 39% reduction with triamcinolone acetonide (Triesence) in vitreous […]

Mediterranean Diet Lower Macular Degeneration Risk

People who adhere to the Mediterranean diet (MeDi) are found to have a lower risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) according to a study published in Ophthalmology. A Mediterranean Diet is one that is rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes and fish. Researchers examined correlations between the incidence of advanced AMD and compliance with the […]

Dangers of red eye relieving eyedrops

Most over-the-counter eyedrops used for treating red eyes, contain tetrahydrozoline which is FDA approved for use in the eyes. Some of the brands that contain the chemical are Visine, Murine Plus and Clarine. The labels specifically state that they are for external use only and to keep them out of the reach of children. However, […]

VisiVite awarded U.S. trademark for QUENCH® for dry eye

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted official trademark status for QUENCH®, VisiVite’s convenient and unique supplement for the support of dry eye. Now in convenient two-per-day medium small softgels, VisiVite Quench® TG-1000 provides essential, natural nutrients for all day relief from eye discomfort due to dry eye symptoms. VisiVite Quench® TG-1000 is […]

Why VisiVite eye vitamins are “ugly”

Just as people grow accustomed to brown pancake syrup made from corn syrup rather than maple tree sap, they’ve grown to love artificially-colored eye vitamins filled with synthetic ingredients. But customers and nutritionists who know VisiVite eye vitamins know they’re not “ugly.” They’re beautiful! And so it was when one of our customers asked about […]

Google better than experts in diagnosing eye disease

Researcher’s at Google’s DeepMind got together with Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to create a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) technique to review eye imaging to make recommendations for care. The team combined two different neural networks with one network analyzing the OCT scan to map the tissue and symptoms of disease it sees and […]

Link between Alzheimer’s and eye disease

A recent study found a compelling link between three major eye diseases and Alzheimer’s. And new research supports the benefits of Lutein and Zeaxanthin for brain health. The study findings were published in the August 8 issue of Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. The study was conducted by researchers at the […]

VisiVite’s new lutein supplements proving popular

VisiVite’s two lutein eye supplements can be taken with your AREDS 2 regimen, or on their own. VisiVite Super Lutein 444 contains VisiVite’s highest lutein ever in a single vegetarian capsule – 44 mg. Plus it has 4 mg zeaxanthin. VisiVite NightSight has 10 mg lutein, 2 mg zeaxanthin and 1 mg astaxanthin. But it […]

Clinical study to begin for post-op cataract injection

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals will being a clinical study in Canada to test the safety and efficacy of their Dropless TriMoxi. The study will enroll 200 bilateral cataract surgery patients to compare the Dropless TriMoxi to traditional eye drop therapy. The Dropless Therapy® is a compounded antibiotic and steroid formulation that is available in a single, injectable […]