It shouldn't come as a surprise that a physician who treats vision and eye diseases is interested in the color and majesty of photography. Beginning two years ago, Dr. Paul Krawitzbegan rescuing his best shots out of my computer and gave them life as prints.
A "smart contact lens" is being developed to correct vision and drive electronic devices. These electronic devices would continuously screen eye fluids for indications of eye diseases such as glaucoma or diabetes.
There is usually no treatment for the “dry” form of macular degeneration, but low vision rehabilitation can help those with significant vision loss to maintain an excellent quality of life. Laser surgery can sometimes treat the “wet” form and low vision rehabilitation can help those with vision loss.
Light and images travel into the eye through the pupil, finally focusing on the internal wall of the eye, known as the retina. The center area of the retina that provides the details of vision that allow us to read and distinguish facial features is known as the macular.
Periodically, we get an inquiry from a customer asking why VisIVite uses Zinc oxide rather than some other form in its AREDS 2 eye vitamins. And usually, the question is asked because they were told by a dietition, nutritionist or salesperson in a supplement store that other forms of zinc are better and more completely absorbed.
Huntington, NY (November 13, 2019) - Vitamin Science, Inc. manufacturer of VisiVite Professional Formulas for Ocular Nutrition, today announced the results of an online survey of users of their eye vitamin products. Customers expressed high satisfaction with the quality and benefits of VisiVite
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 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.
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.
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