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?

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 […]

Google makes diabetic retinopathy diagnosis easier

Google is pairing up with it’s sister company, Verily, to make screening for diabetic retinopathy and diabetic edema more accessible for patients in India. India faces a shortage of more than 100,000 eye doctors and an epidemic of diabetic retinopathy. The technology utilizes algorithms to detect the eye diseases in medical imaging and was recently […]

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 […]

Link between Alzheimer’s and eye disease

A recent study found a compelling link between three major eye diseases and Alzheimer’s. And new research supports the benefits of Lutein and Zeaxanthin for brain health. The study findings were published in the August 8 issue of Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. The study was conducted by researchers at the […]

Survey Says…Trust is #1 Reason People Buy VisiVite

Of the more than 300 responses in a recent survey, “Trust in Company” was the most important reason that customers buy VisiVite Eye Vitamins for their eye health. The rest of the list would make any supplement manufacturer so proud they would blush: Wide Choice in Eye Formulas, Natural Ingredients, Vegetarian, GMO-Free, Soy-Free, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, […]

Smartphone device detects diabetic retinopathy

More than 7 million people in the United States are affected by diabetic retinopathy. Currently, patients must rely on a traditional eye exam performed by an eye specialist using an ophthalmoscope. Researchers at the University of California – Berkeley have created a smartphone-based device that examines the retina and can be used by primary care […]

Western Diet linked to Diabetic Retinopathy

Adolescents living in the U.S. have a higher prevalence of obesity and type 2 Diabetes and are at higher risk of developing diabetic retinopathy in adulthood. Research was recently conducted to determine if there is a possible link between a typical Western diet and a predisposition to diabetic retinopathy. Adolescents now have a high prevalence […]

Lipid found in eye may help prevent diabetic retinopathy

Lipids have a bad reputation when it comes to heart disease and high cholesterol, but there is one lipid found in the eye that can actually help prevent diabetic retinopathy. This good lipid is produced by an enzyme known as ELOVL4. Recent study results concerning this enzyme and the lipids were published in the journal […]

Eyes may predict risk for dementia

A recent study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found a link between severe retinopathy and memory loss. The study was published in the online journal Neurology. Based upon the fact that blood vessels in the eye resemble those found in the brain, doctors examined whether eye health might be […]