Posts Tagged ‘Fromer’

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


Study Supports Benefit of Widely Used Glaucoma Drug

By editor
January 9, 2015

Study Supports Benefit of Widely Used Glaucoma Drug Prostaglandin analogue eye drops can slow deterioration of vision that comes with the disease   THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Prostaglandin analogue eye drops -- a common form of glaucoma drug -- significantly reduce the risk of vision loss in patients with the eye disease,...  read more


News 12 The Bronx, New Surgical Center

By editor
December 15, 2014

http://bronx.news12.com/news/fromer-eye-center-in-bedford-to-expand-1.9694374#autoplay=true News 12 The Bronx Interview; Fromer Eye Centers in Bedford is expanding December 8, 2014 6:16 PM The Bronx will soon welcome its largest eye surgical center, which hopes to accommodate the increasing demand for eye care in the borough. Fromer Eye Centers in Bedford will soon be expanding, adding about 25 more jobs...  read more


Daily Statin Might Raise Your Risk for Cataracts

By editor
December 10, 2014

FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) Taking a Statin to lower your cholesterol may raise your risk of developing cataracts, Canadian researchers report. While Statins such as Zocor, Crestor and Lipitor protect many people from heart attack and stroke, they may raise the odds of developing the vision problem by 27 percent, the researchers report....  read more


Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy Shows Long-Term Effectiveness, Safety

By editor
October 17, 2014

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study is the first to show the long-term safety of embryonic stem cell transplants to treat human disease. The research involved 18 people who received the transplants to treat forms of macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss. The transplants, which restored some sight in...  read more


Halloween Contact Lenses

By editor
October 10, 2014

Halloween contacts and any other special-effects contacts are classified as medical devices. It’s important to note that all contact lenses are safe to wear only when properly prescribed and cared for, and purchased from a legitimate source. You may want to look your scariest on Halloween, but the damage cheap costume lenses can do to...  read more


August is Children's Eye Health Month

By editor
August 6, 2014

Amblyopia is a condition that can affect 2 to 3% of children and it can cause permanent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends that children have a complete eye exam at six months, three years and five years of age. After that your child should have a complete annual eye exam, if no vision...  read more


July is Fireworks Safety Month

By editor
July 1, 2014

Prevent Injuries from Fireworks by following the steps below; 90 percent of eye injuries are prevented by wearing the proper protective eye-wear. No parts of the body should be over the firework while lighting. Before lighting a firework, read the warning label carefully and follow all the directions. Light fireworks outdoors and away from buildings,...  read more


June, Cataract Awareness Month

By editor
June 1, 2014

Cataract Awareness Month June 1 - 30 Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in the world. There are close to 22.3 million Americans age 40 and older with cataracts. More than half of all Americans will have cataracts by age 80. For information and to read more click here


Lectures 5/21/14

By editor
May 23, 2014

We would like to thank Dr. Brian Brazzo and Dr. Marina Su for the wonderful lectures they gave. Enjoy some of the pictures.