Archives for February 2012

Google Glasses: Grand Goggles or just a Bad “Vision”?

Rumors have been swirling that internet giant, Google is developing a prototype of digital goggles that would be Android-based with a small screen that would stream information in real time. Google, however, is mum about any possible project. The rumors have still managed to spark debate amongst optometrists on whether such glasses would be safe […]

Counterfeit vials of Avastin discovered in the United States

Doctors and hospitals around the country are being put on alert that a counterfeit version of Avastin has been found in the United States.

Patient compliance important

Only 56.6 % of the macular degeneration patients in Japan were taking supplements, compared to the 93% reported in the United States.

Omega-3 fatty acids combined with vitamin A may slow vision loss

Recent findings have shown that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids combined with vitamin A supplementation may slow vision loss for patients with retinitis pigmentosa.

Actress Judi Dench battling Macular Degeneration

Oscar winning actress Judi Dench acknowledged in an interview with the Daily Mirror that she suffers from macular degeneration and can no longer see faces in front of her or read scripts.

Improvement of Eye Care in China

Throughout the past four decades, China has emerged from national isolation to become one of the world’s leaders in ophthalmic care.

Are Lasik Surgeons a ‘Dime a Dozen’ ?

With Lasik, surgeons have commoditized themselves to such a degree that patients don’t even remember our names.

New Contact Lenses That are Able to Deliver Drugs Through Your Eye

A few weeks ago, I had a patient who was telling me that he heard about these new contact lenses that were able to deliver a steady stream of medication to the person wearing them.  I know eye drops are a huge problem for many of our patients.  It can be extremely difficult to put […]

VisiVite.Com Announces All-Natural AREDS2 Formula for Eye Health

VisiVite announces the latest version of its VisiVite Premier Ocular Formula No. 2 state-of-the-art ocular nutritional softgels, based on the AREDS2 research from the National Eye Institute.

Gene therapy dramatically improves vision in Philadelphia study

Researchers at the Philadelphia Children’s Hospital and the University of Philadelphia have reported that three patients who underwent gene therapy have seen a dramatic improvement in their vision.