Posts Tagged ‘patients’

Corneal Infections Associated with Sleeping in CL

By editor
August 20, 2018

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/video/3919404-health-watch-cdc-warns-against-sleeping-with-contact-lenses/ Contact lenses are an effective form of vision correction used by an estimated 45 million Americans. However, contact lens wearers are at risk for contact lens–related eye infections, especially when wearers do not practice proper contact lens wear and care habits. These infections, affecting the cornea are known as microbial keratitis, can lead to...  read more


What Caused This Man's Scalloped Pupil?

By editor
July 31, 2018

    By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer July 31, 2018 06:37am ET A man's pupil had an unusual "scalloped" shape with irregular edges, the result of a rare genetic condition. The 46-year-old man's symptoms were concerning but not particularly strange: He was losing weight, experiencing episodes of fainting and having trouble walking. But when doctors...  read more


Docs May Miss Major Cause of Vision Loss in Seniors

By editor
April 28, 2017

HealthDay News April 27, 2017 A condition called age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may be going undiagnosed too often, new research suggests. The new study involved 644 people aged 60 and older who were found to have normal eye health in their most recent examination by either a primary eye care ophthalmologist or optometrist. However, when...  read more


Bronx Eye Care Clinic Offers New Treatment

By editor
November 3, 2016

November 1, 2016 THE BRONX - A Bronx eye care facility is the first to begin performing a new and rare eye vision correction procedure. Doctors at the Eye Surgery Centers of New York on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx say it's all thanks to a new type of laser. Doctors say the new...  read more


Immune-Based Drug May Ease Chronic uveitis

By editor
September 14, 2016

By Steven Reinberg WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) People with chronic eye inflammation known as uveitis may be able to keep the condition at bay with the immune-suppressing drug Humira (adalimumab), a new study finds. "Humira doesn't cure uveitis, but it does cause it to become quiet," said lead researcher Dr. Glenn Jaffe. He's...  read more


Study Compares Drugs for Common Diabetic Eye Disease

By editor
March 3, 2016

MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 People with diabetes are at risk for blurred vision or even a loss of vision from a condition called macular edema. Three drugs for the disease -- Avastin, Eylea and Lucentis vary widely in price, but new research suggests all work equally well for patients with mild vision loss. However, when...  read more


Statins May Ease Macular Degeneration

By editor
February 10, 2016

News from Healthier Living THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 High doses of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs -- medicines such as Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor -- may help people with a common eye disease called macular degeneration, a small study suggests. In the early stage clinical trial, a team from Harvard Medical School assessed the effects of statin...  read more


Back to School Eye Examinations Are Critical to Children’s Performance in School

By editor
August 5, 2015

When you check off items on your “Back-To- School” checklist, don’t forget to make an eye examination appointment for your child. August is National Children’s Vision Month which is a perfect time to schedule an appointment with your eye doctor. Having good vision is critical in learning. Children are not always able to recognize the...  read more


Contact lenses alter bacteria in the eye

By editor
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


Cataract Awareness Month

By editor
June 2, 2015

June is cataract awareness month. Cataract is clouding of the natural lens of the eye. More than 20 million Americans over the age of 40 have cataracts, and it is the most common cause of preventable blindness in the world. Cataracts do not hurt and they grow as time progresses. This growth is usually caused by...  read more