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In the Journals

Cataract Removal As An Alternative To Glaucoma Surgery

Cataract surgery may be a viable procedure for patients with glaucoma.
Throughout the world, there are many different vision problems and causes that can lead to potential blindness among adults: birth defects, eye injuries, disease, age, etc. However, in the United States alone, there are two specific vision problems that lead to more cases of blindness […]

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By |November 29th, 2011|Cataract surgery, Cutting Edge, EyeCare Topics, In the Journals|2 Comments

Researchers Identify New Gene That May Cause Nearsightedness

A new defective gene may be the cause of myopia in children and adults.
Our daily lifestyle activities and day-to-day actions can play a large role in our overall health. For instance, maintaining a healthy diet full of vitamins and nutrients may help to prevent serious health problems such as diabetes or heart disease later down […]

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New Drug Could Prevent Blindness From Cataracts

New studies report that a new drug may help prevent cataract side effects.
When it comes to the natural aging process, there are certain changes and adjustments that you must come to accept that relate to your body and health.  Your skin may no longer give off the fresh, smooth glow that it had in your […]

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 |October 25th, 2011|Cataract surgery, Current Affairs, EyeCare Topics, In the Journals|0 Comments

Which Vitamin Supplements Can Improve Your Eyesight?

Maintaining a healthy diet of proper vitamins can strengthen your sight.
It is no secret that a healthy diet and a proper dose of vitamins and nutrients plays an important role in the strength and clarity of our vision. Whether you are looking to improve your vision health post-eye surgery, hoping to ditch your worn-in glasses […]

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 22nd, 2011|Cataract surgery, EyeCare Topics, In the Journals|1 Comment

People With Celiac Disease Are At Higher Risk For Cataracts

Explaining the relationship between cataracts and Celiac disease.
When many people think of someone who is at risk for cataracts, they often picture an individual who is well into their senior years with bad eyesight and clouded vision. In most cases, they would be right on the money―cataracts is an age-related eye disease that affects more […]

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Avastin vs Lucentis: My Rantings Confirmed!

I have blogged extensively about the issue of Avastin vs Lucentis.  I have ranted and raved that “we have 2 medications made by the same manufacturer, both provide very similar therapeutic results.  One costs $2,000 a dose, the other $20 a dose.  I ask you, what is driving the sales of Lucentis? […]

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By |May 6th, 2011|Current Affairs, In the Journals|0 Comments

No Cataracts for Popeye!

Popeye the Sailor Man was famous for eating spinach.  According to a recently published study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Diet, vegetarianism, and cataract risk, he would be less likely to develop cataracts than his fellow cartoon character Wimpie.  We all know that Wimpie loved hamburgers.

The study investigated the association between diet and […]

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By |April 19th, 2011|Cataract surgery, In the Journals|0 Comments

Eye Drop to Prevent Cataracts?

For many, the formation of cataracts is a natural part of the aging process, causing the eye’s natural lens to cloud and distort vision. The lens is held inside a capsule, and is made of mostly protein fibers and water arranged precisely so as to permit light to pass through without […]

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 |February 18th, 2011|Cataract surgery, Cutting Edge, In the Journals|1 Comment

Pupil Size Not A Factor in LASIK Outcomes

There is an interesting article presented for publication in Ophthalmology titled:  Effect of Preoperative Pupil Size on Quality of Vision after Wavefront-Guided LASIK by Annie Chan MD and Edward E. Manche MD out of Stanford University.  This paper studies what I have noticed for a long time:  pre operative pupil size does not effect quality […]

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By |December 15th, 2010|Cutting Edge, In the Journals, LASIK|0 Comments

Cataract Prevention? Vitamins are Not The Answer!

According to WebMD: 
Vitamin C is one of the safest and most effective nutrients, experts say. It may not be the cure for the common cold (though it's thought to help prevent more serious complications). But the benefits of vitamin C may include protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and […]

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 15th, 2010|Cataract surgery, Cutting Edge, EyeCare Topics, In the Journals|0 Comments