Archives for May 2010

Parents, do your children need sunglasses?

It’s summertime again, and much attention is given to the necessity of protecting children’s skin from the damage of harmful UV rays. Parents should be mindful of guarding their children’s eyes from the sun’s rays as well.

New Reading Eyeglasses Offer More

A new electronic eyeglass lens automatically adjusts from near vision to distance vision while reducing the distortion that is commonly associated with progressive eyeglass lenses.

Sleep Apnea Poses Threat to Eye Health

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is more than just a poor night’s sleep. OSAS can affect a person’s overall health which even includes ocular health.

Intraocular lenses have advantages over Lasik for some

A review of studies comparing the intraocular lenses to laser surgery patients reveals that those receiving the lenses may have advantages over those who underwent the laser surgery.

Laser Treatment No Longer the Best Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy

A year after treatment, nearly 50 percent of eyes treated with ranibizumab and prompt or deferred laser treatment showed a substantial visual improvement.

Why do Latinos Go Blind?

In four separate reports, researchers from the Los Angeles Latino study provide the four-year incidence of blindness and visual impairment, cataract and diabetic retinopathy among Hispanics living in Los Angeles, a population consisting of people of predominantly Mexican origin.

Increased risk of “crossed eyes” with in-utero exposure

A recent study indicates that children whose mothers smoked while they were pregnant are at an increased risk of strabismus.

The latest retinal eye treatment is a TRAP!

A new treatment for eye disease is designed to bind all forms of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-A (VEGF-A) and Placental Growth Factor (PLGF) proteins which play a part in the abnormal growth of new blood vessels. It is known as VEGF Trap-Eye.