New Discovery! Key Cause of Macular Degeneration

The University of Virginia School of Medicine just published a finding of a key causative component of macular degeneration. Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, vice chairman for research of UVA’s Department of Ophthalmology and Nagaraj Kerur, assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, and their laboratories have determined that an enzyme called cGAS triggers extreme inflammation that […]

Cataract surgery associated with lower risk of death

Women aged 65 and older who have cataract surgery have a lower risk for death. While there have been prior studies that have put forth the possibility of decreased risk for all-cause mortality with cataract surgery, there had not been studies regarding the association between cataract surgery and cause-specific mortality. Researchers at the University of […]

Lipid mediators may stop progress of glaucoma

Glaucoma is the second-leading cause of blindness that affects about 80 million people around the world and has no cure. New research takes a look at a naturally occurring molecules known as lipid mediators as a treatment that may potentially stop the progress of glaucoma. Researchers at the University of California-Berkeley used both rats and […]

Ocular sealant offers no added benefit for cataract surgery patients

A recent Duke University Eye Center study took a look at the use of hydrogel ocular sealant in cataract patients and whether there was any benefit in its application. The study examined 90 eyes of 45 cataract surgery patients: 45 eyes had the hydrogel ocular sealant applied and 45 eyes did not. Hydrogel ocular sealant […]

FREE VisiVite AREDS Alpha Vitamin SALE

What could be better than something FREE for the holidays? If you’re a non-smoker who cares about your eye health, why not try VisiVite AREDS Alpha? This eye vitamin formula is FREE till December 31, 2017. Limit 2 bottles per customer. Note: If you are already on a VisiVite AREDS Formula with Lutein, we recommend […]

Best Low Vision Device for XMas

What are the best low vision devices for Christmas? Dr. Krawitz’s choices might surprise you! The best way to read a newspaper or book if you have vision that is 20/70 or worse isn’t a magnifying glass. It’s an iPad. What’s an iPad? It’s an electronic do-everything flat computer that you can hold in your […]

R.B.I. EYE VITAMINS BLACK FRIDAY SALE – $1.00 PER BOTTLE!

BLACK FRIDAY SALE on R.B.I. Vision Performance Eye Vitamins with 20 mg Lutein and 4 mg Zeaxanthin – $1.00 per Bottle! Limit 3 per customer. CLICK HERE!

Your TrueTear Survey Results are In!

Readers of Dr. Paul Krawitz’s VisiVite Blog weighed in with an online survey on what they thought about Allergan’s TrueTear dry eye treatment device, which uses battery-powered vibrating prongs that fit up the nose. More than 4 in 10 people said they’d give it a try, but some of the comments were: “Onions work well […]

SURVEY: Stick up your nose for dry eye treatment?

I must admit that the first time I saw Allergan’s TrueTear battery powered nasal stimulator in action, I squirmed. Promoted as a treatment for dry eye treatment, this one is definitely an out-of-the box solution. But according to Dr. Ed Holland at the Cincinnati Eye Institute, the vibrating nasal prongs are not only effective, but […]

Shingles in Eye? Ouch!

People who had Chicken Pox as a child live under the cloud of a possible nightmare: 1 in every 3 adults suffers an illness that is due to the same virus, known as Shingles. Shingles occurs because the virus never disappears, but instant lies in waiting in your central nervous system, and can come out […]