The Eye

Solar Powered Artificial Retina

Posted on: Aug 25, 2015

In this day of ever changing and ever improving technology, those with low vision will get to “see” the benefits of implantable devices and artificial retinals.   One company out of New Jersey, called Natcore, is working on developing a retinal implant that is different from other current devices.   This artificial retina is different in two […]

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How Blue Light Exposure Affects our Health and Our Eyes

Posted on: Aug 17, 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 […]

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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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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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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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