Post-menopausal women at higher risk of chronic dry eye.

Women who have undergone menopause are at a higher risk of developing chronic dry eye due to the hormonal changes. A reduction in the production of both estrogen and progesterone can affect the tear film composition. Symptoms of dry eye can include, burning or scratchy sensation in the eyes, sensitivity to light, difficulty with nighttime […]

Lutein aids Memory in Elderly Adults

Lutein, a key ingredient found in VisiVite supplements that supports macular health, crosses the “blood-brain barrier” and benefits memory in older adults. In a 2017 study of adults aged 25-45, older participants with higher levels of lutein in their diets had the same cognitive responses as younger volunteers when completing a task that tested their […]

Eye-catching: Our eyes are in constant motion

If our optic nerve were to transmit all of the signals it receives in the retina at the resolution to which we are accustomed to, it would have to be the diameter of an elephant’s trunk. Only a minuscule area of the retina known as the fovea is able to provide fine detail resolution. In […]

What Causes Dry Eye Symptoms?

Irritated, burning and red eyes are the hallmarks of dry eye syndrome. But why do dry eye symptoms occur? The normal lubricating layer of moisture in the eye is called the tear film. Far from being a simple saltwater coating of salt water, the tear film is actually a complex slurry of different compounds: Salt […]

What the Doctor is Doing – Issue 1

Sometimes it’s nice to hear from the doctor himself about what he’s doing for his own overall health and eye health. After all, does he practice what he preaches?

New implant delivers medicine continuously to eye

The current therapy for treating wet macular degeneration involves costly, frequent injections into the eye. Researchers are currently working on a new therapy that involves putting an implant into the eye that would continuously deliver the medication into the eye. Injection therapy only offers temporary help in preserving central vision with wet macular degeneration and […]

New dry eye therapy for Sjogren’s patients

Patients with Sjogren’s syndrome suffer from severe dry eye which is caused by their immune system attacking the glands that make tears. The dry eye symptoms of Sjogren’s Syndrome can be disabling, causing severe eye pain and extreme light sensitivity. Currently, there are only two FDA approved drugs to treat dry eye and they are […]

FDA approves Eylea to treat all stages of diabetic retinopathy

Currently used to treat diabetic macular edema, Eylea recently gained FDA approval for treating all stages of diabetic retinopathy. Eylea works as a “vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)” inhibitor by stopping the growth of abnormal blood vessels in the eye. It also reduces swelling and leakage, which are what lead to vision loss. Clinical trials […]

Cataract Surgery Improves Sleep Quality

A new study shows improved sleep and daytime cognitive ability after patients undergo cataract surgery with intraocular lens implants. These study results were reported in JAMA Ophthalmology and conducted by researchers at the Harvard Medical School in Boston. A small laboratory study involving 13 patients aged 55 to 80 who had undergone cataract surgery two […]

Cataract risk reduced with diet high in fruits and veggies

Researchers published a recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that highlights the potential benefits of eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables in helping reduce the risk of developing cataracts. Researchers examined previously published randomized trials to determine any link between diet and the development of cataracts. The review involved 20 […]