Monthly Archives: November 2014

First-Ever Human Trial of an Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Treatment Set To Begin

What are Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are adult cells that have been genetically reprogrammed to an embryonic stem cell-like state through being forced to express genes and factors important for maintaining the defining properties of embryonic stem cells.

Cells of this type have been considered to be promising for future treatments since […]

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By |November 27th, 2014|Cutting Edge|0 Comments

Eylea Earns FDA Approval to Treat Diabetic Macular Edema

Macula Edema in diabetes is defined as retinal thickening within 2 disc diameters of the center of the macula. It results from microvascular changes that occur in the retina and compromise the blood-retinal barrier. The retina allows you to see fine details clearly. In other words, with Diabetic Macula Edema (DME), the macula – the […]

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

The Ultimate Advantage of Technology and Ophthalmology

Founded in 2013 by Yaopeng Zhous and Marc Albanese, Smart Vision Labs is the leading edge technology of a joint program between Schepens Eye Research Institute and Boston University. After more than ten years of research, they developed a scanning laser with wave-front sensing in an opthtalmoscope which they hope will help almost one billion […]

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By |November 20th, 2014|Cutting Edge|0 Comments

The Value of Genetic Testing for Age-Related Macular Degeneration Detection

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in people over age 55 throughout the developed world. The potential for blindness or vision loss from all types of AMD increases if the disease is undetected, untreated or incorrectly treated. Of the more than 9 million people currently diagnosed with AMD in the United […]

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 |November 18th, 2014|EyeCare Topics|0 Comments

The Role of Diet in Reducing Glaucoma Risk

As you may know, glaucoma is one of the vision diseases that affect people as they age. The disease, which unfortunately ends in blindness, usually begins with an increase in pressure in the eye, which leads to damage in the lens of the eye. Historically, much of the treatment for glaucoma has been focused on […]

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 |November 13th, 2014|Glaucoma|0 Comments

‘Tis the Season to be Sneezin’

By |November 11th, 2014|EyeCare Topics, Holiday, Seasonal eye care tips|0 Comments

3 Creative Gift Ideas for this Holiday Season

Are you having trouble thinking of gift ideas for this holiday season? Do you feel like you’re completely out of ideas? Look no further because EyeCare 20/20 is ready with a list full of creative gift ideas for your loved ones this holiday season. Not only are they gifts your family has most likely never […]

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 |November 6th, 2014|Holiday, LASIK, Other Blogs|0 Comments

How To Care For Your Dry Eyes

From chronic dryness to low humidity in the winter months, there are many causes of dry eyes. While most people know how to deal with dry skin, there are many people who are unsure of what to do about their dry eyes. Between ten to fifteen percent of people in the United States have had […]

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By |November 4th, 2014|EyeCare Topics, Other Blogs, Seasonal eye care tips|0 Comments