Which Sunglasses Best Protect Your Vision?

While sunglasses are often deemed to be no more than a fashion accessory, the impact that they have on your vision is critically important. The choice of your sunglasses is every bit as important as your choice of sun block for your skin. The National Eye Institute reports that UV radiation can damage proteins in […]

FDA approves trifocal cataract surgery lens

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved the first trifocal intraocular lens from Alcon, for use in patients undergoing cataract surgery in the United States. Clinical studies demonstrated that the lens offers patients outstanding near, intermediate and distance vision while also reducing the need for glasses post-op. With more than 4 million cataract […]

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 […]

Colorful veggies reduce cataract risk

A new study notes a link between a diet rich in colorful vegetables and fruits to a reduced risk in developing age-related cataracts (ARC). Colorful fruits and vegetables including those with red, orange and yellow pigments can play a role in lowering the risk of ARC. Cataracts are the leading cause of visual impairment in […]

Phone interview for pre-op cataract patients safe

In an effort to determine whether preoperative (pre-op) phone calls could safely be a substitute for the traditional in-person pre-op office visit, researchers conducted a retrospective study of the outcomes of pre-op phone consults and traditional in-person pre-op office visits. In October 2015, surgeons at Boston Medical Center were given permission to conduct the pre-op […]

Starry-eyed: Man affected by rare rosette cataract

While cataracts commonly afflict older adults, when younger people develop a cataract, it’s usually due to trauma to the head or eye. A man in India found this out the hard way after taking a punch to the left side of his face. Two days after the fight, the man sought medical help when his […]

Age of surgeon does not affect cataract surgery outcome

Should a patient undergoing cataract surgery be concerned if the ophthalmologist performing surgery is advanced in years? Researchers poured over almost 500,000 cataract operations performed in Ontario, Canada between 2009 and 2013 to try and determine if older surgeons performing cataract surgery were linked to a higher incidence of adverse post-operative complications. The cases that […]

Super Lutein 444 Formula awarded U.S. Trademark

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted official Trademark status for SUPER LUTEIN 444 FORMULA┬«, VisiVite’s convenient and unique supplement for eye health. VisiVite Super Lutein 444 Formula is a highly purified extract of nature’s marigold flowers PROVIDING A WHOPPING 44 MG LUTEIN AND 4 MG ZEAXANTHIN in just 1 vegetarian capsule per […]

Clinical study to begin for post-op cataract injection

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals will being a clinical study in Canada to test the safety and efficacy of their Dropless TriMoxi. The study will enroll 200 bilateral cataract surgery patients to compare the Dropless TriMoxi to traditional eye drop therapy. The Dropless Therapy┬« is a compounded antibiotic and steroid formulation that is available in a single, injectable […]