Ophthalmology

Metformin May Help Prevent Eye Disease in People With Type 2 Diabetes

October 31, 2018Metformin, which helps stabilize blood sugar levels, helped people with diabetes lower their chances of developing age-related macular degeneration. Metformin has established itself as the medication of choice when it comes to the first-line treatment of type 2 diabetes. In addition to lowering blood sugar, the medication may extend lives, lower heart risks, …

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Corneal Infections Associated with Sleeping in CL

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/video/3919404-health-watch-cdc-warns-against-sleeping-with-contact-lenses/ Contact lenses are an effective form of vision correction used by an estimated 45 million Americans.However, contact lens wearers are at risk for contact lens–related eye infections, especially when wearers do not practice proper contact lens wear and care habits. These infections, affecting the cornea are known as microbial keratitis, can lead to serious …

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Toys and Eye Safety Month

This Month is Holiday Toys and Eye Safety Month. The holidays are almost here. Stay safe and choose the right toys. Keep in mind, some of the more popular children’s toys can cause serious injuries. About 1 in 10 visit to ER for children’s eye injuries are related to toys. Here are a few guidelines; …

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