The Eye

The Role of Inflammation in Eye Diseases

Posted on: Nov 13, 2014

“Inflammation is the underlying factor of virtually all diseases encountered in the twenty-first century “ states ophthalmologist and author of the SuperHealth books Stephen Pratt. There are two kinds of inflammation – acute inflammation and chronic inflammation. Acute inflammation is when we experience something like a sprained ankle. It becomes painful, swollen and red. The […]

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Reduce Number Of Eye Injections

Posted on: Sep 15, 2014

For those of you who receive regular eye injections to treat your macular degeneration you may be interested in hearing about a single low dose radiation therapy that cuts the need for monthly injections by an average of 45%. This type of therapy is now available at several hospitals in England, Germany and Switzerland after […]

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Eggceptional Benefits to the Eyes

Posted on: Sep 08, 2014

Eggs have come in and out of health “vogue” many times over the last several years. Now it is not uncommon to hear eye specialists supporting the benefits of eggs to our eyes. There are three good reasons why you may want to include eggs in your eye healthy diet. Omega 3’s Egg yolks are […]

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Adult Stem Cell Study Update

Posted on: Jul 02, 2014

Eye centers such as Byers Eye Institute at Stanford and the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary are two of the four centers that participated in the Phase I/II Study of Human Central Nervous System Stem Cells (HuCNS-SC) in Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Review of the Trial The purpose of the study was to “determine the […]

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Computer Aids for Low Vision

Posted on: Apr 03, 2014

How often and how much do you rely on your computer?    Do you use it to check your email, get the weather, shop for a present, or find the latest baseball score?   Living without the convenience of a computer can be a big disadvantage.  For those with low vision, navigating and seeing what is on […]

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Blink and Other Ways to Prevent Screen Fatigue

Posted on: Feb 27, 2014

Even though we have found some good reading aids for my 87 year old father-in-law (who has wet AMD) that allow him to read, he still complains that his eyes felt irritated , strained and sore after 30 minutes of reading. At his last eye appointment he shared his symptoms with his ophthalmologist. “Oh, that’s […]

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Telescopic Eye

Posted on: Sep 09, 2013

Approved by the FDA just two years ago, the telescopic eye implant for macular degeneration is slowly becoming available in eye offices across the United States. About the size of a pea, the device is implanted in only one eye, and although it certainly is not a cure for all the different vision losses associated […]

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Contact Lens for Those with Macular Degeneration

Posted on: Jul 08, 2013

There has been lots of news recently regarding the FDA approved CentraSight implant for those with end stage macular degeneration. The telescope is implanted in one eye much like a lens is implanted in those with a cataract. After a patient receives the implant, several weeks of training with a low vision clinic is required […]

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The Healthy Eye

Posted on: Apr 15, 2010
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