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Study Compares Drugs for Diabetes Linked Eye Disease

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February 23, 2015

Eylea has slight advantage over Avastin, Lucentis for people with macular edema, but cost is an issue. WebMD News from HealthDay By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A vision-robbing condition called diabetic macular edema can strike people with diabetes. Now, a new study compared three leading drugs for the...  read more


Macular Degeneration

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February 17, 2015

Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments Maureen Salamon, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor | February 05, 2015 09:23pm ET More than 10 million Americans suffer the potentially disabling effects of macular degeneration, an eye disease that is a leading cause of vision loss in people over age 50, according to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation. The condition, which blurs central...  read more


Mark D. Fromer, MD Listed among N Y Metro Area’s Top Doctors

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January 16, 2015

Mark D. Fromer, MD Listed among New York Metro Area’s Top Doctors Dr. Fromer is driven by his desire to bring quality physicians to neighborhoods throughout New York NEW YORK, NY, December 10, 2014, Mark D. Fromer, MD with Fromer Eye Centers has been recognized for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in eye care. An...  read more


Study Supports Benefit of Widely Used Glaucoma Drug

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January 9, 2015

Study Supports Benefit of Widely Used Glaucoma Drug Prostaglandin analogue eye drops can slow deterioration of vision that comes with the disease   THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Prostaglandin analogue eye drops -- a common form of glaucoma drug -- significantly reduce the risk of vision loss in patients with the eye disease,...  read more


Fun and safe toy tips to keep your children’s eyes safe

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December 17, 2014

The holiday season is a natural time for gifts, including toys, and the choices can be overwhelming. But careful toy selection and proper supervision of children at play is the best way to protect them and their eyes from toy related injuries. Every year thousands of children age 14 and younger suffer serious eye injuries,...  read more


News 12 The Bronx, New Surgical Center

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December 15, 2014

http://bronx.news12.com/news/fromer-eye-center-in-bedford-to-expand-1.9694374#autoplay=true News 12 The Bronx Interview; Fromer Eye Centers in Bedford is expanding December 8, 2014 6:16 PM The Bronx will soon welcome its largest eye surgical center, which hopes to accommodate the increasing demand for eye care in the borough. Fromer Eye Centers in Bedford will soon be expanding, adding about 25 more jobs...  read more


Daily Statin Might Raise Your Risk for Cataracts

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December 10, 2014

FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) Taking a Statin to lower your cholesterol may raise your risk of developing cataracts, Canadian researchers report. While Statins such as Zocor, Crestor and Lipitor protect many people from heart attack and stroke, they may raise the odds of developing the vision problem by 27 percent, the researchers report....  read more


Disease Severity in One Eye May Predict This

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November 3, 2014

Disease Severity in One Eye May Predict This WebMD News from HealthDay By Robert Preidt THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 -- A new study finds, the severity of age-related macular degeneration in one eye is associated with the risk of developing the disease and its progression in the other eye. "Macular degeneration is a disease of...  read more


Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy Shows Long-Term Effectiveness, Safety

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October 17, 2014

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study is the first to show the long-term safety of embryonic stem cell transplants to treat human disease. The research involved 18 people who received the transplants to treat forms of macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss. The transplants, which restored some sight in...  read more


Halloween Contact Lenses

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October 10, 2014

Halloween contacts and any other special-effects contacts are classified as medical devices. It’s important to note that all contact lenses are safe to wear only when properly prescribed and cared for, and purchased from a legitimate source. You may want to look your scariest on Halloween, but the damage cheap costume lenses can do to...  read more