Statins May Ease Macular Degeneration

News from Healthier LivingTHURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016High 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 treatment in people […]

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AMD and Low Vision

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;

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Tips for Healthier Eyes

1. Take a 20-Second Computer Break. Staring at a computer (or any digital screen) won’t hurt your eyes, but it can make them feel tired and dry. Surprisingly, we blink about half as often when we’re looking at a screen. Follow the 20/20/20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look at least 20 feet away for at

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Lucentis May Fight Diabetic Eye Disease

Drug Lucentis May Fight Diabetic Eye DiseaseGovernment-funded study finds injected medicine beats laser therapyNov. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News)The injected drug Lucentis (ranibizumab) appears highly effective at treating proliferative diabetic retinopathy, a common diabetes-related eye disease, new research shows.Investigators say the drug beat a standard treatment, laser therapy.The findings, “provide crucial evidence for a safe and

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Vertigo & 3D Movies

September 29, 2015Fox 5 News interview;Dr. Mark Fromer was interviewed by Fox 5 News reporter on the effects of the 3D movie ‘The Walk’ on the viewers.After this weekend’s press screening of the movie ‘The Walk” at the New York film festival, a number of audiences described, watching the 3D movie caused them vertigo* and

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Protective Eyewear in Field Hockey

Protective Eyewear in Girls’ Field Hockey Means Fewer InjuriesMONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015By Tara Haelle HealthDay NewsThe rate of eye injuries among girls playing high school field hockey dropped dramatically after a national requirement for protective eyewear was passed, a new study reports.But the mandate doesn’t cover all players. And, the study found that the odds

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Back to School Eye Examinations Are Critical to Children’s Performance in School

When you check off items on your “Back-To- School” checklist, don’t forget to make an eye examination appointment for your child. August is National Children’s Vision Month which is a perfect time to schedule an appointment with your eye doctor.Having good vision is critical in learning. Children are not always able to recognize the signs

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Diabetes Drug Metformin

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, May 28, 2015The 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 of blindness worldwide and classic

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Macular Degeneration

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 vision,

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