Eye Health

Living with Diabetes

Posted on: Apr 06, 2015

Living with Diabetes is a growing concern for doctors and patients of all ages, as the number of Americans suffering with Diabetes continue to rise. It’s a disease that affects a long list of the body’s various organs, including our eyes. As Diabetes progresses, visual impairments can occur as a result of Diabetic Retinopathy, which […]

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Ways to help prevent Glaucoma

Posted on: Apr 02, 2015

Currently, over 4 million Americans are suffering from Glaucoma. This low vision disease, a leading cause of blindness which typically affects older people, is referred to as “the sneak thief of sight”; it’s early stages often go undetected. Early detection is paramount, as doctors and specialists can possibly restore lost vision, or maximize their remaining […]

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Nutrition And Your Vision

Posted on: Mar 30, 2015

As our aging population increases, more adults and seniors are losing their vision to common diseases like macular degeneration or glaucoma. In the search for a cure, it’s become obvious that a nutritious diet can go a long way in preventing low vision. U.S. Dietary Guidelines are expected to change in an effort to promote […]

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Dry AMD Phase III Clinical Trial

Posted on: Mar 13, 2015

Positive results from a Phase II advanced dry macular degeneration study has opened doors to a Phase III clinical trial  involving more than 900 patients in 20 countries.  The study will run for two years. The drug Lampalizumab “slowed progression of dry, aged related macular degeneration in patients with advanced disease, shrinking the area of […]

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Visual Hallucinations – Let’s Talk About It

Posted on: Mar 06, 2015

In a recent blog by ophthalmologist and low vision specialist,  Lylas Mogk, MD., she reports that “about 30% of people with vision loss experience Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) for a year or two, in which they see clear, colorful images of people, animals, flowers or buildings, for example, that aren’t really there. The person seeing […]

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Stimulate Your Own Stem Cells

Posted on: Feb 18, 2015

There has been lots of activity in the research world using embryonic and adult stem cells to treat not only macular degeneration, but other eye diseases as well, such as Stargardts macular dystrophy, optic nerve disease and glaucoma.   These early Phase I clinical trials enroll very small numbers of patients, leaving the rest of the […]

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Regenerative Ophthalmology

Posted on: Feb 13, 2015

Ocata Therapeutics, formerly known as Advanced Cell Technology, is conducting a study for the treatment of dry macular degeneration (AMD) at several sites in the United States. The company concentrates their efforts in a new field of treatment, called regenerative medicine. “At the very core of our regenerative ophthalmology efforts is the notion that we […]

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iolAMD – A Macular Degeneration Treatment Breakthrough

Posted on: Jan 22, 2015

The iolAMD is a breakthrough in the treatment of macular degeneration.  Patients are reporting that once the new lenses are implanted they are able to see faces, enjoy colors, drive and read again.  These telescopic lenses work differently than other macular degeneration implants in several ways.  It is available to a wider range of patients […]

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Vitamin D Benefits to Our Vision

Posted on: Jan 19, 2015

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that benefits our bones, our mental health, our immune system, our heart health and yes, even our eyes. Vitamin D deficiency is more common in patients with wet macular degeneration than in those with dry age related AMD according to the September 2014 issue of the medical journal Retina. […]

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What Does Digestion Have to Do with Your Eyes Part II

Posted on: Dec 02, 2014

As someone who eats very healthy, including lots of fresh salads and vegetables, I discovered that all this good food could be better utilized with a healthy digestive system. Dr. Steven Lamm, MD, internist and faculty member at New York University School of Medicine, writes, “When the digestive system is working properly it serves as […]

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