Posts Tagged ‘AMD’

May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month

By editor
May 3, 2016

Now that finally the sun is out, protect your eyes from UV rays and choose the right pair of sunglasses. Exposure to UV rays can burn the delicate tissue around the eyes and raise the risk of developing cataracts and cancers of the eye. If you spend a lot of time outdoors in bright sunlight,...  read more


Women's Eye Health

By editor
April 6, 2016

April is Women's Eye Health Month Women often manage families’ health concerns. But when it comes to them, they are last on their list. Two-thirds of blindness and other visual impairments in the world occur in women. There are various reasons for this, women generally live longer than men and women have hormonal fluctuations during...  read more


Experts Undecided on Whether Seniors Should Get Routine Vision Checks

By editor
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

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


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

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


AMD and Low Vision

By editor
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


Telescope Contacts

By editor
March 19, 2015

Telescope Contacts Click to watch the interview Published on Mar 17, 2015 Dr. Max Gomez CBS2 News Interview with Dr. Mark Fromer An 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...  read more


Macular Degeneration

By editor
February 17, 2015

Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments Maureen Salamon, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor | February 05, 2015 09:23pm ET More than 10 million Americans suffer the potentially disabling effects of macular degeneration, an eye disease that is a leading cause of vision loss in people over age 50, according to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation. The condition, which blurs central...  read more


Mark D. Fromer, MD Listed among N Y Metro Area’s Top Doctors

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January 16, 2015

Mark D. Fromer, MD Listed among New York Metro Area’s Top Doctors Dr. Fromer is driven by his desire to bring quality physicians to neighborhoods throughout New York NEW YORK, NY, December 10, 2014, Mark D. Fromer, MD with Fromer Eye Centers has been recognized for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in eye care. An...  read more