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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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Diabetic Eye Disease Month

November 1 – 30Can people with diabetes prevent the onset of diabetic eye disease? During this observance, we offer information to help the 3.6 million Americans, age 40 and older who suffer from diabetic eye disease.For more information visit us, Diabetic Eye Disease page or call for an appointment, 212-832-9228

Eclipse

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 …

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July, Eye Safety Month;

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 …

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Experimental Drug for age-related macular degeneration

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 treatment requires …

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