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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

By editor
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

By editor
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

By editor
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


Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Don’t Seem to Prevent Cataracts

By editor
September 29, 2014

Nutrients also have little effect on rates of cataract removal, study involving men over 50 finds. THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daily supplements of selenium or vitamin E don't seem to protect against the development of age-related cataracts among men, a new study indicates. Previous animal research has suggested that one or both...  read more


August is Children's Eye Health Month

By editor
August 6, 2014

Amblyopia is a condition that can affect 2 to 3% of children and it can cause permanent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends that children have a complete eye exam at six months, three years and five years of age. After that your child should have a complete annual eye exam, if no vision...  read more


Dangers of wearing contact lenses for too long..

By editor
July 16, 2014

Dangers of Contact Lenses: Amoeba Eye Infection A student in Taiwan who left contact lenses in her eyes for six months straight developed a rare and serious eye infection that ultimately took her vision, according to a news report. A single-celled organism called an amoeba was able to infect the outer covering of the woman's...  read more


July is Fireworks Safety Month

By editor
July 1, 2014

Prevent Injuries from Fireworks by following the steps below; 90 percent of eye injuries are prevented by wearing the proper protective eye-wear. No parts of the body should be over the firework while lighting. Before lighting a firework, read the warning label carefully and follow all the directions. Light fireworks outdoors and away from buildings,...  read more


What is iStent?

By editor
June 18, 2014

Combined iStent Trabecular Micro-bypass Stent Implantation and Phacoemulsification for Coexistent Open-angle Glaucoma and Cataract What is iStent? The iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass stent is a new surgical therapy for glaucoma that is designed to improve aqueous outflow to safely lower IOP and may reduce medication burden; but this will be at the discretion of your physician....  read more