Archives for November 2011

Supplements might not contain full ingredients listed

Some vitamin manufacturers claim a bounty of premium eye vitamin ingredients, including both Lutein and Zeaxanthin, while putting less of the stuff in the bottle than is listed on the label. In some cases, less than 1% of what is claimed!

An aspirin a day linked to wet AMD

A recent European study reveals that seniors who are on a daily aspirin regimen are twice as likely to develop wet macular degeneration compared to people who never take aspirin.

Kids glued to TV develop blurred vision

A recent vision health study indicates that the rates of nearsightedness (myopia) in children are linked to time spent outdoors.

Walk or run today. Your vision depends on it.

The October issue of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science details the results of a study which indicates that being physically active helps to protect eyes from glaucoma.

Holy Retina, Batman! New implant helps blind to see!

The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System was recently implanted in an Italian patient with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), an inherited, blinding eye disease.

November is National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month and the National Eye Institute recommends that people with diabetes get annual dilated eye exams.

Stargardt won’t hinder his dreams

Rhett Gutierrez is a reserve quarterback for the Standley Lake Gators but what sets this high school junior apart from other football players is he has Stargardt’s disease which is an inherited juvenile macular degeneration that causes progressive vision loss to the point of becoming legally blind.

Cataract surgery improves Alzheimer’s Disease symptoms

A recent study revealed that people with mild forms of Alzheimer’s disease saw an improvement in their cognitive functioning as well as their sleep patterns and mood.

Retina group publishes Avastin safety information

In light of recent cases of blinding endophthalmitis from injections of Avastin, the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) has published online safety information about compounding pharmacies.