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Vision Care

  • What if we had a choice?

    If an eye disease was an inevitable part of your life, wouldn’t it be nice if you could pick which disease you had? If you could, you would want to pick cataracts. Today, cataract surgery can not only remedy the disease but it can make your eye sight better than it ever was before. Thanks […]

    Continue Reading October 22, 2013

  • New York Girl Loses Sight After Buying Illegal Contacts

    A New York girl needs a cornea transplant after she illegally purchased a pair of colored contacts at a local beauty store, WPIX.com reported.Erica Barnes reportedly bought the $20 contacts at a store on Jamaica Avenue in Queens, N.Y., because she wanted to be like singer Rihanna – and all her friends were doing it, […]

    Continue Reading September 19, 2013

  • Diversity Of Gut Bacteria Could Be Factor In Obesity Risk.

    Interesting   Diversity Of Gut Bacteria Could Be Factor In Obesity Risk. In its “Shots” blog NPR  (8/29, Stein) reports a study published in the journal Nature has found that the diversity of the bacteria in a person’s gut can play a role in determining if they will “gain weight, become obese and develop risk […]

    Continue Reading August 29, 2013

  • Children’s Eye Injuries Peak in Summer, Expert Says

    Children’s Eye Injuries Peak in Summer, Expert Says Swimming pool accidents top the list FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) — Swimming pools are a major reason why children’s eye injuries increase in the summer, according to an expert. Eye injuries among youngsters start to rise in May and June before peaking in July. They then […]

    Continue Reading June 27, 2013

  • Computer vision syndrome can devastate sight

    Computer vision syndrome can devastate sight It’s a story millions of modern American workers know well: hours typing and staring at a computer screen, accompanied by neck pain and dry eyes. But health experts are just discovering the devastating effects it can have on your vision. Like many people with a desk job, Linda Totanes […]

    Continue Reading June 6, 2013

  • Want to halt the progression of near sightedness in children?

    Want to do something about your nearsightedness increasing every year. Corneal molding is showing a growing body of evidence that it slows/halts nearsighted progression. “Researchers have reported positive first-year results from a clinical trial that is testing whether specialized contact lenses can slow or halt the progression of near sightedness in children.” http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/07/prweb2612144.htm https://www.facebook.com/SMARTTrial

    Continue Reading May 22, 2013

  • We are training physicians to take care of the 1%

    Food for thought ————————————————————————- We are training physicians to take care of the 1% Andrew Morris-Singer, MD | Education | May 10, 2013 “That makes no sense!” a friend recently blurted out to me after I finished helping her understand how the vast majority of internal medicine residents are trained in this country. Her incredulousness […]

    Continue Reading May 13, 2013

  • Increase In Nonrefractive Visual Impairment In US Tied To Diabetes.

    This is precisely why yearly [or as directed by your eye doctor] diabetic eye examination is critical.   Increase In Nonrefractive Visual Impairment In US Tied To Diabetes. Print media covered a study suggesting that an increasing percentage of Americans are losing their eyesight due to the complications of diabetes. Because diabetes rates are on […]

    Continue Reading May 2, 2013

  • Tetris Video Game May Help Treat Adult Amblyopia.

    A very interesting use for a video game is discussed below. Tetris Video Game May Help Treat Adult Amblyopia. In continuing coverage, CBS News  (4/23, Castillo) reports that the video game Tetris “may be able to help treat adult amblyopia, a condition known as lazy eye,” according to an 18-patient study  published April 22 in […]

    Continue Reading April 25, 2013