Posts Tagged ‘Eye Disease’

Diabetic Eye Disease Month

By editor
November 2, 2017

November 1 - 30 Can people with diabetes prevent the onset of diabetic eye disease? During this observance, we offer information to help the 3.6 million Americans, age 40 and older who suffer from diabetic eye disease. For more information visit us, Diabetic Eye Disease page or call for an appointment, 212-832-9228


Many eye disorders, seem to favor women over men

By editor
October 17, 2017

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 their lives that negatively affect their...  read more


September is Sports and Home Eye Safety Month

By editor
September 12, 2017

Each year, thousands of people experience an eye injury while participating in athletic activities or cleaning and cooking to mowing and repairing around the house. Ninety percent of eye injures can be prevented through understanding, safety practices and the use of proper eye protection. Take the following steps to protect yourself and your children from...  read more


eclipse

By editor
August 21, 2017

The safest way to view a solar eclipse requires the use of proper solar filters. It is imperative that you do not stare at the sun or an individual can risk great damage to the eye even during a relatively short period of time. Eclipse glasses must have evidence that they comply with the ISO...  read more


Experimental Drug for age-related macular degeneration

By editor
January 31, 2017

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) An experimental drug may one day make treatment simpler for patients suffering from vision-threatening age-related macular degeneration, researchers say. So far, the drug -- called AXT107 -- has been only tested on mice and rabbits, but it requires far fewer injections than current therapy to prevent vision loss. Current...  read more


Regained Eyesight After 20 Years

By editor
December 5, 2016

Brooklyn Man Regains Eyesight After Being Blind For Nearly 20 Years December 3, 2016 Kevin Coughlin who was blind for nearly 20 years regained his eyesight, without the help of doctors or medicine. For years, he needed his guide dog to help him around. But now, Coughlin is, as he puts it, “un-blinded.” The thick...  read more


Color Blindness

By editor
October 5, 2016

Colorblind Artist watch the film An interview with Dr. Susan Fromer What is Colorblindness? Color blindness, or color vision deficiency, is the inability to perceive color differences under normal lighting conditions. Color blindness affects a significant percentage of the population. People usually have three types of cone cells in the eye. Each type senses either red, green...  read more


Replace your sunglasses every two years

By editor
September 21, 2016

New Study By Jennifer Lahmers Posted: Sep 09 2016 Everyone has that favorite pair of sunglasses but if you've been hanging onto those shades for a while, researchers now say it is probably time to let them go if you want to keep your eyes healthy. A new study out of Brazil suggests after two...  read more


Immune-Based Drug May Ease Chronic uveitis

By editor
September 14, 2016

By Steven Reinberg WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) People with chronic eye inflammation known as uveitis may be able to keep the condition at bay with the immune-suppressing drug Humira (adalimumab), a new study finds. "Humira doesn't cure uveitis, but it does cause it to become quiet," said lead researcher Dr. Glenn Jaffe. He's...  read more


Improper Use of Contact Lenses

By editor
August 29, 2016

Improper Use of Contact Lenses Can Trigger Serious Eye Damage THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) CDC Reports; Unsafe use of contact lenses, such as sleeping with them or using the same pair for too long, is triggering serious eye injuries for many Americans, a new report finds. In fact, eye damage occurred in nearly...  read more