Posts Tagged ‘Macular Degeneration’

Beware the blue light: screens pose threat to eyes

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August 15, 2018

Beware the blue light: screens pose threat to eyes Interview Fox5 News 8/13/18 The blue light from screens may not only interfere with sleep, but harm our vision as well, experts say. Dr. Mark Fromer, ophthalmologist at Lenox Hill Hospital, explains how staring at bright screens can affect our retinal cells and cause irreversible damage...  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


Docs May Miss Major Cause of Vision Loss in Seniors

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April 28, 2017

HealthDay News April 27, 2017 A condition called age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may be going undiagnosed too often, new research suggests. The new study involved 644 people aged 60 and older who were found to have normal eye health in their most recent examination by either a primary eye care ophthalmologist or optometrist. However, when...  read more


Regained Eyesight After 20 Years

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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


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


Mini-camera on glasses helps blind people 'read'

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May 11, 2016

HealthDay News May 5, 2016 A device mounted onto eyeglasses enables people considered legally blind to "read" and perform other day-to-day activities, according to researchers. The device, called OrCam, features a miniature camera with optical character-recognition technology. The camera deciphers text and then "reads" it to the user through an earpiece. The device can even...  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


Diabetes Drug Metformin

By editor
June 1, 2015

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 The diabetes drug metformin was linked to a lower risk of developing glaucoma. People who took the most metformin during the 10-year study period had a 25 percent reduced risk of glaucoma compared with people not taking the drug, researchers found. "Glaucoma is a leading cause...  read more


New FDA Drug for Diabetes Eye Condition

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March 31, 2015

Health Day News The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on March, 2015 approved the use of Eylea, an injected drug, to treat diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness in American adults. A third of those over...  read more