Rubbing Your Eyes can be Harmful

This innocent habit can damage your cornea and retina. Cornea Damage: You could inadvertently scratch your cornea with a fingernail causing a corneal abrasion. Excessive eye rubbing can lead to corneal astigmatism. Develop keratoconus: Excessive eye rubbing can lead to keratoconus, which causes the cornea to become thinner and weaker and can cause permanent visual […]

15% VisiVite Sale to Celebrate Dry Eye Awareness Month

VisiVite is offering a 15% discount now through July 31, 2019 on every one of their dry eye products. READ MORE…

Post-menopausal women at higher risk of chronic dry eye.

Women who have undergone menopause are at a higher risk of developing chronic dry eye due to the hormonal changes. A reduction in the production of both estrogen and progesterone can affect the tear film composition. Symptoms of dry eye can include, burning or scratchy sensation in the eyes, sensitivity to light, difficulty with nighttime […]

Lutein aids Memory in Elderly Adults

Lutein, a key ingredient found in VisiVite supplements that supports macular health, crosses the “blood-brain barrier” and benefits memory in older adults. In a 2017 study of adults aged 25-45, older participants with higher levels of lutein in their diets had the same cognitive responses as younger volunteers when completing a task that tested their […]

Eye-catching: Our eyes are in constant motion

If our optic nerve were to transmit all of the signals it receives in the retina at the resolution to which we are accustomed to, it would have to be the diameter of an elephant’s trunk. Only a minuscule area of the retina known as the fovea is able to provide fine detail resolution. In […]

What Causes Dry Eye Symptoms?

Irritated, burning and red eyes are the hallmarks of dry eye syndrome. But why do dry eye symptoms occur? The normal lubricating layer of moisture in the eye is called the tear film. Far from being a simple saltwater coating of salt water, the tear film is actually a complex slurry of different compounds: Salt […]

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?

New implant delivers medicine continuously to eye

The current therapy for treating wet macular degeneration involves costly, frequent injections into the eye. Researchers are currently working on a new therapy that involves putting an implant into the eye that would continuously deliver the medication into the eye. Injection therapy only offers temporary help in preserving central vision with wet macular degeneration and […]

New dry eye therapy for Sjogren’s patients

Patients with Sjogren’s syndrome suffer from severe dry eye which is caused by their immune system attacking the glands that make tears. The dry eye symptoms of Sjogren’s Syndrome can be disabling, causing severe eye pain and extreme light sensitivity. Currently, there are only two FDA approved drugs to treat dry eye and they are […]

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 […]