Interviews

Lucentis May Fight Diabetic Eye Disease

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November 23, 2015

Drug Lucentis May Fight Diabetic Eye Disease Government-funded study finds injected medicine beats laser therapy Nov. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) The injected drug Lucentis (ranibizumab) appears highly effective at treating proliferative diabetic retinopathy, a common diabetes-related eye disease, new research shows. Investigators say the drug beat a standard treatment, laser therapy. The findings, "provide crucial...  read more


Vertigo & 3D Movies

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October 12, 2015

September 29, 2015 Fox 5 News interview; Dr. Mark Fromer was interviewed by Fox 5 News reporter on the effects of the 3D movie 'The Walk' on the viewers. After this weekend’s press screening of the movie ‘The Walk” at the New York film festival, a number of audiences described, watching the 3D movie caused...  read more


Protective Eyewear in Field Hockey

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August 19, 2015

Protective Eyewear in Girls' Field Hockey Means Fewer Injuries MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 By Tara Haelle HealthDay News The rate of eye injuries among girls playing high school field hockey dropped dramatically after a national requirement for protective eyewear was passed, a new study reports. But the mandate doesn't cover all players. And, the study...  read more


Can Glasses Help Color-Blind people Perceive Colors Better?

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August 11, 2015

By CHRIS MURPHEY and ALEXA VALIENT Nightline 08/07/15 http://abcnews.go.com/Health/company-claims-glasses-color-blind-people-perceive-colors/story?id=32948153 A new type of glasses may help people who are color blind see the world in a whole new way. The Berkeley, California-based company EnChroma developed glasses with lenses that contain a special vertical filter that blocks out certain wavelengths, which helps the brain make distinctions...  read more


Contact lenses alter bacteria in the eye

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June 4, 2015

Wearing contact lenses may change the community of bacteria living in your eyes, according to a small new study. In the study, the surface of the eye in the people who wore contact lenses had triple the proportion of certain bacteria species, on average, compared with the people in the study who did not wear...  read more


Diabetes Drug Metformin

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June 1, 2015

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 The diabetes drug metformin was linked to a lower risk of developing glaucoma. People who took the most metformin during the 10-year study period had a 25 percent reduced risk of glaucoma compared with people not taking the drug, researchers found. "Glaucoma is a leading cause...  read more


Dyslexia Unrelated to Vision Problems

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May 28, 2015

Eye therapies will not cure reading disorder, experts say WebMD News from HealthDay By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 25, 2015 Eye training or other vision therapies will not treat dyslexia in children, say researchers who found normal vision among most children with the learning disability. The findings confirm what eye doctors have known...  read more


Eye Surgery Centers of New York

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May 12, 2015

City's largest eye surgery facility opens in the Bronx; NEWS 12 THE BRONX 5/11/2015 Interview; Eye Surgery Centers of New York will perform retinal and cataract surgery, as well as emergency and glaucoma eye care. The facility also features an HD camera that broadcasts surgeries live. Medical Director, Dr. Mark Fromer says it is the only facility...  read more


New FDA Drug for Diabetes Eye Condition

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March 31, 2015

Health Day News The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on March, 2015 approved the use of Eylea, an injected drug, to treat diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness in American adults. A third of those over...  read more


Telescope Contacts

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March 19, 2015

Telescope Contacts Click to watch the interview Published on Mar 17, 2015 Dr. Max Gomez CBS2 News Interview with Dr. Mark Fromer An experimental contact lens with built-in telescope could help people with blinding disease Scientists are developing smart contact lenses embedded with miniscule mirrors that can magnify vision by almost three times. The 1.55mm-thick...  read more