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Novartis Pharmaceuticals announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it's new drug, Beovu®, for the t
A new digital therapy platform has been released to help patients with amblyopia, otherwise known as "lazy eye". The subscription-based technology is available from the startup, AmblyoPlay. Progress can be
While sunglasses are often deemed to be no more than a fashion accessory, the impact that they have on your vision is critica
FloraGLO is the world's most stable and bioavailable form of lutein, and is the premium brand that is used in all of VisiVite's AREDS 2 Formulas for the support of Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved the first trifocal intraocular lens from Alcon, for use in patients undergoing cataract surgery in the United States.
Study results recently published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine point to a link between air pollutants and an increased risk of developing age-related macular degenerati
While Wet Macular Degeneration has enjoyed the fruits of great research and effective medications, the more common Dry Macular Degeneration has no similar medications for treatment. That might be changing soon.
The National Eye Institute is sponsoring a study to determine the effect of red and blue light on children's vision.
Glaucoma is a potentially blinding eye disease with damage to the optic nerve that is sometimes associated with high
This innocent habit can damage your cornea and retina.
Women who have undergone menopause are at a higher risk of developing chronic dry eye due to the hormonal changes.
Lutein, a key ingredient found in VisiVite supplements that supports macular health, crosses the "bl
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Irritated, burning and red eyes are the hallmarks of dry eye syndrome. But why do dry eye symptoms occur? The normal lubricating layer of moisture in the eye is called the tear film. Far from being a simpl
The current therapy for treating wet macular degeneration involves costly, frequent injections into the eye.Researchers are currently working on a new therapy that involves putting an implant into the eye that would continuously deliver the medication into the eye.
Patients with Sjogren's syndrome suffer from severe dry eye which is caused by their immune system attacking the glands that make tears. The dry eye symptoms of Sjogren's Syndrome can be disabling, causing severe eye pain and extreme light sensitivity.
Currently used to treat diabetic macular edema,
A new study shows improved sleep and daytime cognitive ability after patients undergo cataract surgery with intraocular lens implants.
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 at the Riken Institute in Japan completed the first clinical trial involving the transplantation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) from donors. Five patients received the donated cells.
While it is known that the retina is a crucial part of vision, it is also viewed by many doctors to be the window to the brain, since it is linked directly to the brain via the optic nerve. Armed with this knowle
A Taiwanese woman came to the emergency room with a painfully swollen eyelid only to discover that she had four sweat bees dwelling under her eyelid. Doctors were startled to find the tiny insects, which are onl
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 yel
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine researchers studied the ocular as well as systemic effects that three anti-VEGF therapies had on patients. Pegatanib, ranibizumab and bevacizumab were all compared to p
Researchers at the University of California - Berkeley have found a way to treat eye diseases such as macular degeneration by turning ganglion cells into cells that can sense light. Many degenerative eye diseases are caused by photoreceptors that no longer work correct
A study that involved a revolutionary treatment using stem cells from the eyes of non-living donors is detailed in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine.Researchers hope that
Google is pairing up with it's sister company, Verily, to make screening for diabetic retinopathy and diabetic edema more accessible for patients in India.India faces a shortage of more than 100,000 eye doctors and an epidemic of diabetic retinopathy.
A surgeon at the John Radc
In an effort to determine whether preoperative (pre-op) phone calls could safely be a substitute for the traditional in-person pre-op office visit, researchers conducted a retrospective study of the outcomes of pre-op phone consults and traditional in-person pre-op offic
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One month ago, a 52 year-old woman came into my office with the sole complaint that she struggled to see at night. Her vision measured 20/20, and she had no catarac
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A new blood test is being developed by Australian researchers at The John Curtin School of Medical Research that detects whether a patient is at risk of developing dry age
Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) is a condition that age-related macular degeneration patients can develop that causes visual hallucinations. It is found in patients who have profound vision loss.
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