Common Cause of Vision Loss Linked to Air Pollution

PinteresMacular degeneration is one of the most common causes of blindness. According to the WHO, air pollution accounts for nearly 4.2 million deaths per year, mostly due to stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases. A study published Monday in the British Journal of Ophthalmology finds air pollution might also affect vision. The findings […]

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We are proud to announce that we are now offering medical clearances and COVID testing for your eye surgery from our BRAND NEW office located in the Bronx at 3130 Grand Concourse, Suite 1V.  Harlem and Queens locations are coming soon.  Please call 929-281-2765 to book your appointment or speak to your Patient Advocate. Lenora Rivera, […]

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Older Americans are at risk of losing their sight

HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) As the population ages, millions of older Americans are at risk of losing their sight, a new study warns. Between 2002 and 2017, the number at high risk for vision loss rose from 65 million to 93 million, according to federal health data. “The number of adults […]

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Do You Need Blue-Light Blocking Glasses

Blue light blocking products seem to be all the rage these days, but are they actually useful? FOX 5 NY’s Richard Giacovas takes a look.

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Smoggy Air Might Contribute to Macular Degeneration

Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) Tailpipe pollution might pose a real health threat to aging eyes, according to a new study out of Taiwan. Researchers there found that exposure to high levels of two car exhaust pollutants nearly doubled the odds of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It’s one of the most common causes of vision […]

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Cholesterol Drug May Reduce Risk of Glaucoma

By Don Rauf  8/6/2019 High-cholesterol may impair vision, but statins, a blood pressure medicine, may lower likelihood of eyesight troubles. When cholesterol levels in the blood get too high, not only does the risk of heart disease go up, but so does the possibility of having vision problems. Research has shown that cholesterol-fighting drugs may […]

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FDA Approves New Treatment for Diabetic Eye Condition

FDA Approves New Treatment for Diabetic Eye Condition Written by Ginger Vieira on May 28, 2019 The drug Eyela can be used to treat the early stages of diabetic retinopathy, reducing the chances of serious vision loss. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in adults across the globe, according to the American Journal […]

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Sweat Bees in the Eye

Expert Q&A: Woman Had Sweat Bees in Her Eye April 10, 2019 The case sounds unbelievable, but it’s not: Four tiny sweat bees entered the eye of a Taiwanese woman, fed on her tears and took up residence. She had been reportedly visiting a family gravesite when she noticed something in her eye and washed […]

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Stem Cell Therapy Shows Early Promise Against Macular Degeneration

THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in seniors, and existing treatments are few.But now, experiments in pigs and rats suggest that stem cell therapy might help curb at least one form of the disease.The results could soon lead to the first human trials of this […]

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Head hits affect football players’ vision

Even non-concussion head hits affect young football players’ vision. December 20, 2018 by E.j. Mundell, Healthday Reporter New research on 12 high school football players tracked for a season found that repeat head impacts affected the boys’ vision—even if those hits didn’t result in concussion. “We found unique oculomotor [eye] response to head impacts, and […]

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