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Stem Cell Injection May Reverse AMD Vision Loss

Blog | May 2015

An injection of stem cells into the eye may soon slow or reverse the effects of early-stage age-related macular degeneration, according to new research from scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in Los Angeles. Currently, there is no treatment that slows the progression of the disease, which is the leading cause of vision loss in people […]

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Consequences for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening and Treatment

Blog | April 2015

Association of Nonarteritic Ischemic Optic Neuropathy With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome Importance  The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in patients with nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) and its influence on second eye involvement is not well known. Objective  To evaluate the prevalence of OSAS in patients with NAION and risk factors of […]

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Evolution of Cataract Surgery

Blog | March 2015

Who developed the techniques that changed the way we treat patients who have cataracts? Cataract surgery, as we know it today, has become a fairly simple procedure for patients that often requires less than 15 minutes and minimal recovery time. But, like most other surgeries, it hasn’t always been this way, says Andrew Lam, MD, […]

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Give Your Eyes a Much-Needed Break from the Computer Screen

Blog | March 2015

TIPS FOR AVOIDING COMPUTER EYE STRAIN With the increasing use of computers and smart devices, patients of all ages and their caregivers often need reliable information on computer-related eye strain. Consider the following tips for your patients (and you): • Follow the 20-20-20 rule. One of the most popular tips for minimizing eye strain is to […]

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Long-Term Physical Activity and Risk of Age-Related Cataract

Blog | February 2015

A Population-Based Prospective Study of Male and Female Cohorts Objective To examine the association of total and specific types of physical activity, including walking or bicycling, exercising, work or occupational activity, home or housework, and leisure time inactivity with the risk of age-related cataract in women and men. Design Population-based prospective cohort study. Participants A total […]

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Potential New Ophthalmic Perk for Coffee Drinkers

Blog | February 2015

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. […]

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Research Links Statin Use Cataract Development

Blog | January 2015

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 […]

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Beta-Blocker Drops for Acute Migraines?

Blog | December 2014

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 […]

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New App Helps With Patient Compliance

Blog | August 2014

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 […]

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