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Vitamin C and Cataracts

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March 29, 2016

Healthy Amount of Vitamin C Might Keep Cataracts at Bay Key is to get the nutrient from foods rather than a supplement, researchers say By Robert Preidt Thursday, March 24, 2016 HealthDay News While many believe that vitamin C helps ward off colds, a new study suggests the nutrient might prevent something more serious --...  read more


Experts Undecided on Whether Seniors Should Get Routine Vision Checks

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March 7, 2016

TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 There's just not enough good data to say whether or not seniors should be routinely screened for vision trouble by their primary care physicians, an influential panel of U.S. experts reports. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) believes current data isn't adequate to assess the potential benefits and harms of...  read more


Study Compares Drugs for Common Diabetic Eye Disease

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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


Zika Virus & Eye Damage in Babies

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February 29, 2016

Study in Brazil Links Zika Virus to Eye Damage in Babies The Zika virus has spread through both Central and South America and it is estimated that in 2016, 3 to 4 million people will be infected with the virus The Zika virus is transmitted to humans mainly through the bite of infected mosquitoes. Infants...  read more


Statins May Ease Macular Degeneration

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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


AMD and Low Vision

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February 1, 2016

February is AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month Age related macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 2 million Americans age 50 and older. Low vision aids can make the most of remaining vision. Information on the eye disease, warning signs and treatment are available at the link below; https://www.fromereye.com/services/macular-disorders/#degeneration


Glaucoma Awareness Month

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January 5, 2016

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month More than 2.2 million Americans age 40 and older suffer from glaucoma. Nearly half don’t know they have the disease. Glaucoma causes no early symptoms. For more information and to understand glaucoma and its effect on your sight, visit us at; https://www.fromereye.com/services/glaucoma


Tips for Healthier Eyes

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December 16, 2015

1. Take a 20-Second Computer Break. Staring at a computer (or any digital screen) won’t hurt your eyes, but it can make them feel tired and dry. Surprisingly, we blink about half as often when we’re looking at a screen. Follow the 20/20/20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look at least 20 feet away for at...  read more


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