Google “sees” heart attack risk in your eyes

New artificial intelligence (AI) developed by Google has the ability to predict whether a person has high blood pressure or is at a risk of heart attack or stroke. While the algorithms didn’t outperform conventional medical testing such as blood tests, the software does offer the potential of allowing doctors to provide a tool that […]

How to Turbocharge your Eye Health

VisiVite announces two new premium formulas designed to turbocharge your eye health – VisiVite Super Lutein 444 and VisiVite NightSight. Lutein-based formulas for improved ocular performance Where does the “444” come from? VisiVite Super Lutein 444 contains 44 mg Lutein and 4 mg Zeaxanthin from marigold flowers. These are the two molecules known as “carotenoids” […]

Fruit fly eyes helpful in understanding human blindness

Scientists have long understood that blue light will make fruit flies go blind but had been unable to determine why. A recent Purdue University study revealed how blue light kills cells in the eyes of the fruit fly and opens up the possibility of further understanding human eye diseases such as macular degeneration. Researchers compared […]

5 Steps to Prevent Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetics are more prone to developing particular eye diseases, which include cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. There are steps, however, that can help preserve vision and lessen the likelihood of developing these diseases. Comprehensive dilated eye exams:  Every year, diabetic patients should have a comprehensive dilated eye exam. This allows your ophthalmologist to start treatment […]

Sun causes crescent-shaped spot in eye

A woman who viewed the 2017 Solar Eclipse with eclipse glasses that were not certified as safe eclipse glasses, ended up with solar retinopathy, which is a condition that is irreversible and damages the retina. Using an adaptive optics machine to image her eyes as well as normal imaging methods, doctors were able to get […]

New Discovery! Key Cause of Macular Degeneration

The University of Virginia School of Medicine just published a finding of a key causative component of macular degeneration. Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, vice chairman for research of UVA’s Department of Ophthalmology and Nagaraj Kerur, assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, and their laboratories have determined that an enzyme called cGAS triggers extreme inflammation that […]

3 Ways Costume Contact Lenses can Damage Your Eyes

Thinking about jazzing up your Halloween costume with a pair of costume contact lenses? Decorative contact lenses have the potential of doing serious damage to your vision. Here are four ways they can harm your eyes: Corneal abrasions: Since the contact lenses are not properly fitted and some of the designs could be uneven, the lenses […]

HEALTH ALERT – Costume Contact Lenses are no treat

For Halloween revelers looking to add that finishing touch to their costumes by wearing decorative contact lenses, think again. Those dazzling decorative lenses may contain chlorine and other harmful chemicals that pose a serious threat to vision. Japanese researchers recently published study findings that revealed that several varieties of the over-the-counter lenses contained the potentially […]

Eye exams spot more than eye disease

A routine eye exam not only can catch early signs of eye disease but can also flag underlying health conditions that may otherwise go undetected. An eye exam can provide early diagnosis of diabetes, brain tumors, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, and high blood pressure. Diabetes is a disease that can have silent symptoms but an […]

Computers and Blue Light Danger?

People associate blue light with computers and digital devices. But the greatest source of blue light actually comes from the sun. While there is no scientific data showing that blue light from digital devices can cause any harm to your eyes, exposure to blue light can cause digital eyestrain and disrupt your sleep. Digital eyestrain […]