Eye Health

Five Ways to Protect Your Vision from Medications

Posted on: Sep 11, 2015

My father-in-law who has wet macular degeneration was recently put on a new prescription medication.   Within 24 hours of starting his new medication he could tell a stark difference in his vision which had become severely blurred.  Thankfully it scared him and he contacted his doctor who instructed my father-in- law to stop taking the […]

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How Blue Light Exposure Affects our Health and Our Eyes

Posted on: Sep 08, 2015

“Light at night is bad for your health, and exposure to blue light emitted by electronics and energy-efficient light bulbs may be especially so.” Blue Light Has A Dark Side Harvard Health Letter MAY 2012 Blue light exposure may affect our health in two significant ways: Interferes with melatonin production and sleep circadian rhythm Exposure […]

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Treatment And Detection Of Low Vision Diseases

Posted on: Jul 13, 2015

The study of polarized light, and the different ways we perceive light, is currently providing researchers with new information that could help with the treatment and detection of low vision diseases such as Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma. This newly discovered data also highlights some interesting correlations between our vision and the vision of certain animals, […]

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Implanted Ophthalmic Micropump

Posted on: Jun 08, 2015

Anyone who gets frequent eye injections for wet AMD or diabetic macular edema would be quick to agree that if there was a treatment that made it possible to get the same results with a once a year visit to the eye doctor, they would be first in line. My mother and father-in-law know first […]

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Continuous Drug Therapy for Wet AMD with Single Procedure

Posted on: Jun 04, 2015

Retinal implants are becoming available in many different forms, from intraocular lenses and telescopes to drug delivery systems. NeuroTech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. out of Cumberland, Rhode Island specializes in chronic eye diseases and has developed an implant that provides continuous medication to the back of the eye through a one or 5 chamber implanted device. Encapsulated […]

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Age-Related Vision Loss

Posted on: May 29, 2015

As we get older, age-related vision loss is commonplace, with rampant low vision diseases like macular degeneration or glaucoma. You, or perhaps a friend or relative, may be struggling to see. There are preventative measures, such as routine eye exams and a healthy diet, but it’s important to know what’s good, and conversely, what is […]

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Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research

Posted on: May 22, 2015

This month, the 2015 Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research was awarded to Ophthalmology  Prof. Bob Massof of  John Hopkins University’s School of Medicine. The prestigious award, named after the brave woman who impressed the world with her coruage to overcome blindness and deafness, honors those who dedicate their careers to low vision awareness and […]

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Eat Smart

Posted on: May 14, 2015

One of the best ways to maintain good eyesight is with a healthy diet, focused on certain key ingredients. Our bodies depend on this nourishment, and our eyes in particular thrive off of nutrients like beta-carotene and Omega-3 fatty acids. It’s all about the choices we make when it comes to our meals, and the […]

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Visual Health

Posted on: May 06, 2015

It’s no secret: as we climb up the years in life, we can begin to experience gradual vision loss. Many seniors are living with low vision from diseases like macular degeneration or glaucoma, and the numbers continue to rise… with no available cure. However, there is hope in prevention and early detection, which is possible […]

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Visual Inactivity

Posted on: Apr 23, 2015

There seems to be more people wearing glasses these days; have you ever wondered what effect the modern world has on your eyes? After all, many of us work around computer screens all day, and even when we’re not working, we are, coincidentally, also watching screens. Time flies when we’re having fun, and before we […]

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