Monthly Archives: September 2014

Optical Implant to Help Catch Early Symptoms of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is not one specific disease but rather a group of eye diseases that involve significant damage to the optic nerve along with a buildup of pressure within the eye. It has only minor symptoms and by the time they are noticed, it is often too late for treatment. Needless to say, frequent and continuous […]

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By |September 30th, 2014|Glaucoma|0 Comments

Regaining Sight for the Blind Requires Brain Training

Almost 400 years ago, philosopher William Molyneux, whose wife was blind, sparked debate about the ability of a blind person from birth to distinguish between a cube and a sphere by touch. Philosophical camps were divided into those who believed that certain qualities, such as the roundness of a sphere, were innate and shared among […]

The information presented on this Site and Blog and any related links is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You must never consider any of the information presented here as a substitute for consulting with your physician or health care provider for any medical conditions or concerns. Any information presented here is general information, is not medical advice, nor is it intended as advice for your personal situation. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have concerns about your health or suspect that you might have a problem.

By |September 25th, 2014|Cutting Edge|0 Comments

Outdoor Activities May Impact Your Vision

 A recent study led by Dr. Louis Pasquale of Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye Infirmary may provide valuable data for the correlation between sunlight and the risk of developing cataracts and glaucoma.

The condition, called exfoliation syndrome (XFS) is generally believed to lead to both diseases that largely contribute to blindness. The study concluded, […]

The information presented on this Site and Blog and any related links is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You must never consider any of the information presented here as a substitute for consulting with your physician or health care provider for any medical conditions or concerns. Any information presented here is general information, is not medical advice, nor is it intended as advice for your personal situation. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have concerns about your health or suspect that you might have a problem.

By |September 23rd, 2014|EyeCare Topics, Glaucoma, Seasonal eye care tips|0 Comments

Cataract Surgery Timeline

By |September 18th, 2014|Cataract surgery|0 Comments

Eye Drops That May Cure Glaucoma

A study published Sept. 9 in The Journal of Clinical Investigation promises a new way to tackle glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness. It appears that the basis of the disease has finally been discovered.

Glaucoma is a condition in which pressure in the eye increases because fluid in the anterior chamber does not drain properly, […]

The information presented on this Site and Blog and any related links is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You must never consider any of the information presented here as a substitute for consulting with your physician or health care provider for any medical conditions or concerns. Any information presented here is general information, is not medical advice, nor is it intended as advice for your personal situation. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have concerns about your health or suspect that you might have a problem.

By |September 17th, 2014|Cutting Edge, EyeCare Topics, Glaucoma|0 Comments

Hope for Patients with Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Macular Edema

Currently, treatment of wet macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema requires repeated injections costing thousands of dollars. In order to minimize side effects on the rest of the body, such as a stroke, antibodies that block a protein called VEGF must be directly injected into the eye.

There may be hope, however. In a recent study […]

The information presented on this Site and Blog and any related links is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You must never consider any of the information presented here as a substitute for consulting with your physician or health care provider for any medical conditions or concerns. Any information presented here is general information, is not medical advice, nor is it intended as advice for your personal situation. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have concerns about your health or suspect that you might have a problem.

By |September 16th, 2014|Cutting Edge, EyeCare Topics|0 Comments

Cataract Surgery Reduces Falls by 78% in Recent Study

Surveying 400 Vietnamese patients (aged 50 or more) with cataracts in both eyes, a recent study conducted in May of 2014 concluded that patients who had undergone cataract surgery in one eye fell 78% less than those who had not. While we’ve covered this topic in a previous post, this latest news brings home the […]

The information presented on this Site and Blog and any related links is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You must never consider any of the information presented here as a substitute for consulting with your physician or health care provider for any medical conditions or concerns. Any information presented here is general information, is not medical advice, nor is it intended as advice for your personal situation. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have concerns about your health or suspect that you might have a problem.

By |September 11th, 2014|Cataract surgery, Senior Vision|0 Comments

IOLs for Cataracts Can Improve Other Vision Problems

In the days before intraocular lenses (IOLs), patients were required to wear very thick eyeglasses or special contact lenses to be able to see after cataract surgery. With today’s advanced procedures, cataract surgery not only replaces your natural lenses to eliminate the effects of cataracts but can help you to enjoy the benefits of improved […]

The information presented on this Site and Blog and any related links is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You must never consider any of the information presented here as a substitute for consulting with your physician or health care provider for any medical conditions or concerns. Any information presented here is general information, is not medical advice, nor is it intended as advice for your personal situation. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have concerns about your health or suspect that you might have a problem.

By |September 9th, 2014|Cataract surgery, Cutting Edge|0 Comments

New Approach To Existing Procedures Offers Hope To Glaucoma Sufferers

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness. It is estimated that as few as 10% of those with the disease receive medical attention for it. While there is no cure, treatment can help preserve sight.

What Is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a disorder of the eye that damages the optic nerve. In most cases, the damage is caused […]

The information presented on this Site and Blog and any related links is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You must never consider any of the information presented here as a substitute for consulting with your physician or health care provider for any medical conditions or concerns. Any information presented here is general information, is not medical advice, nor is it intended as advice for your personal situation. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have concerns about your health or suspect that you might have a problem.

By |September 4th, 2014|Cutting Edge, Glaucoma|0 Comments

Cataracts Leading Cause of Blindness Worldwide

A recent report entitled “Cost of Vision Problems: The Economic Burden of Vision Loss and Eye Disorders in the United States,” issued by the Prevent Blindness organization, identified cataracts as the leading cause of blindness worldwide, affecting more than 24 million Americans age 40 and older.

Estimated to cost $10.7 billion, it is second only to […]

The information presented on this Site and Blog and any related links is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You must never consider any of the information presented here as a substitute for consulting with your physician or health care provider for any medical conditions or concerns. Any information presented here is general information, is not medical advice, nor is it intended as advice for your personal situation. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have concerns about your health or suspect that you might have a problem.

By |September 3rd, 2014|Cataract surgery, Senior Vision|0 Comments