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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

$3 Sunglasses are No Bargain for Your Eyes

You might think you’ve found a bargain when you picked up those $3 sunglasses but your eyes might end up paying a bigger price. Those bargain sunglasses can actually do great damage to your vision by allowing harmful UV light to penetrate rather than blocking it. Wearing tinted lenses causes your eyes to dilate, which […]

Eye surgeons protest new No Anesthesia Rule

Anthem Inc., the umbrella company for Empire BlueCross BlueShield, is implementing a new rule that eliminates coverage for nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologists during routine cataract surgery. This new rule means that eye surgeons have to sedate the patients, perform the surgery and monitor their vital signs. While Anthem states that the new policy was based […]

New drug approved by FDA for post-cataract surgery treatment

Elderly patients who undergo cataract surgery will now have the option of receiving a single injection of Dexycu immediately following surgery. Dexycu was approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for inflammation associated with cataract surgery. Currently, post-operative treatment consists of burdensome self-administration of medicated eyedrops multiple times a day over several […]

Cataract surgery linked to lower risk of early death

Cataract surgery might have the added benefit of reducing the risk of an early death for older women. Researchers recently reviewed data on over 74,000 women with cataracts including over 41,000 who had cataract surgery. The average of the women in the study was 71 years and the women were a part of the Women’s […]

Cataract surgery associated with lower risk of death

Women aged 65 and older who have cataract surgery have a lower risk for death. While there have been prior studies that have put forth the possibility of decreased risk for all-cause mortality with cataract surgery, there had not been studies regarding the association between cataract surgery and cause-specific mortality. Researchers at the University of […]