Posts Tagged ‘Fromer’

Viagra Linked to Trouble with Color Vision

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October 2, 2018

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) High doses of the impotence drug commonly known as Viagra can cause damage to the eye's retina that results in irreversibly tinted vision, researchers contend in a case study. "People who depend on colored vision for their livelihood need to realize there could be a long-lasting impact of overindulging...  read more


Blue Light from Your Phone May Be Permanently Damaging Your Eyes

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August 28, 2018

Fact Checked August 24, 2018 Too much screen time can wreck your eyes. Smart phones, laptops, and other handheld devices all transmit light. However, the blue light in particular may be toxic for your eyes. Scientists at the University of Toledo may have discovered how blue light emitted from your technology has a potential to...  read more


Cataract surgery tied to fewer car crashes for seniors

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June 29, 2018

June 28, 2018 by E.j. Mundell, Healthday Reporter Dr. Mark Fromer said the new study shows that "improved vision as a result of cataract surgery in the elderly population likely represents a significant reduction in economic societal costs, injuries and deaths related to traffic-related injuries." Data on more than half a million Canadian seniors shows...  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


July, Eye Safety Month;

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July 5, 2017

Studies show that long-term exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of cataracts and growths around and on the eye, including cancer. UV rays reflected off sand and water can cause eyes to sunburn, potentially damaging the eyes in just a few hours. In support of UV Safety Month this July, we would like...  read more


Workplace Eye Wellness

By editor
March 2, 2017

March Is “Workplace Eye Wellness” Month  When it comes to the health of your eyes, we are all business. Each day, more than 2,000 American workers suffer an eye injury. One of the easiest and most effective ways to reduce workplace eye injuries is to wear proper safety glasses. Certain fields of work carry the...  read more


Experimental Drug for age-related macular degeneration

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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


Replace your sunglasses every two years

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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

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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


When Diabetes Strikes..

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August 18, 2016

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) When Diabetes Strikes, Get Moving to Lower Risk to Eyes; Study finds association between inactivity and heightened odds for diabetic retinopathy People with diabetes who remain inactive may have higher odds for a vision-robbing eye condition, new research suggests. While the study couldn't prove a cause-and-effect relationship, researchers say...  read more