Eye Disease

Diabetic Eye Disease Month

November 1 – 30Can 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

Eclipse

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 …

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Experimental Drug for age-related macular degeneration

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 treatment requires …

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Regained Eyesight After 20 Years

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 …

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Color Blindness

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 …

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