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Lucentis May Fight Diabetic Eye Disease

Drug Lucentis May Fight Diabetic Eye DiseaseGovernment-funded study finds injected medicine beats laser therapyNov. 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 evidence for a safe and …

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Vertigo & 3D Movies

September 29, 2015Fox 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 them vertigo* and …

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Protective Eyewear in Field Hockey

Protective Eyewear in Girls’ Field Hockey Means Fewer InjuriesMONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015By Tara Haelle HealthDay NewsThe 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 found that the odds …

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Can Glasses Help Color-Blind people Perceive Colors Better?

By CHRIS MURPHEY and ALEXA VALIENT Nightline 08/07/15 https://abcnews.go.com/Health/company-claims-glasses-color-blind-people-perceive-colors/story?id=32948153A 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 between colors, …

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Diabetes Drug Metformin

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, May 28, 2015The 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 of blindness worldwide and classic …

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Dyslexia Unrelated to Vision Problems

Eye therapies will not cure reading disorder, experts say WebMD News from HealthDayBy Tara Haelle HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, May 25, 2015Eye 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 for a long time, …

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Eye Surgery Centers of New York

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 …

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Telescope Contacts

Telescope Contacts Click to watch the interview Published on Mar 17, 2015Dr. Max Gomez CBS2 News Interview with Dr. Mark FromerAn 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 lenses incorporate …

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