Potential New Ophthalmic Perk for Coffee Drinkers
Coffee consumption may prove helpful for more than a quick pick-me-up. One of the compounds contained in coffee beans may help prevent retinal degeneration, study results published in the January 2014 issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry suggest, according to Chang Y. Lee, PhD, professor of food chemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. […]
Research Links Statin Use Cataract Development
Researchers found strong evidence of a link between cataracts and statin use, according to a recent article in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. Data from the British Columbia Ministry of Health databases from 2000-2007, which matched 162,501 cases with 650,004 controls, showed a 27% increased risk of developing cataracts requiring surgical intervention. Another patient cohort […]
Beta-Blocker Drops for Acute Migraines?
Relief may require only a $4 generic. Acute migraine headaches may be stopped or often reduced in intensity with beta blocker eye drops, the widely available glaucoma medication that costs as little as $4 per bottle, according to John C. Hagan III, MD and Carl V. Migliazzo, MD, both of Kansas City, Mo. The pair […]
New App Helps With Patient Compliance
The Easy Drops app is designed to help patients keep track of their drop regimen A new, free app may help patients become more compliant with their eye drops, therefore making treatment more effective. Niraj Desai, MD, Milan Eye Center, Johns Creek, Ga., was involved in the creation of the Easy Drops app. “It is […]