Eye Health

My Retina Tracker Program

Posted on: Aug 31, 2020

My Retina Tracker Program (MRT) is a volunteer registry for those who have been diagnosed with an inherited retinal degeneration (IRD). The program provides testing for 266 retinal disease genes. Usually, one or more gene defects are the cause of most inherited retinal degenerative diseases. The genetic testing will be used to help determine which […]

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Usher Syndrome – Deaf-Blind and Thriving

Posted on: Aug 04, 2020

Though it is considered a rare genetic disorder, Usher Syndrome is the main cause of deaf-blindness and the most common condition that affects both vision and hearing. Usher Syndrome is a loss of hearing and an eye condition known as Retinitis Pigmentosa. Usher Syndrome is categorized into three types: Usher type I: People with Usher […]

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5 Reading Tips For Those With Macular Degeneration

Posted on: Jul 08, 2019

One of the most common symptoms for those with macular degeneration (AMD) is the loss of clear vision making it difficult to read.  For those with a more advanced stage of AMD, there may be a smudge or a black spot right in the middle of one’s vision which interferes even more.  While handheld magnifiers […]

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National Sunglasses Day – Enjoying the Outdoors while Protecting your Vision

Posted on: Jun 17, 2019

June 27th is National Sunglasses Day and a good reminder to protect our vision while we are outside enjoying summer time activities.  This is the moment most of us wait for all year:  After a long, cold, bitter winter and a not so warm spring, summer is the chance for us to get some fresh […]

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Curcumin’s Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-VEGF Benefits

Posted on: Jan 02, 2019

Curcumin is the active yellow ingredient in the herb turmeric which comes from the Curcuma longa plant belonging to the ginger family. While there are many traditional medicinal uses for curcumin, there is also plenty of research that involves the use of this spice.   Research In fact, at the time of this writing there […]

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Spinach to Support Your Sight

Posted on: May 30, 2018

If you do any kind of reading on eye healthy diets, you will see a common recommendation to eat more spinach.  There are lots of good reasons for that.   How Spinach Benefits our Eye Health Rich in free-radical fighting antioxidants, spinach provides us with lutein, zeaxanthin, beta-carotene, alpha-lipoic acid and glutathione. High concentrations of […]

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Avocados: A Surprising Source of Antioxidants

Posted on: May 15, 2018

Avocados are not just for making guacamole.  While most of us think of dark leafy greens as superstars for eye health, the nutrient dense avocado is not to be ignored.  Some of the benefits of eating this, yes, fruit,  are:   Rich in Antioxidants “Among the twenty most commonly eaten fruits, avocado ranks number one […]

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Microspheres for Eye Medication Delivery

Posted on: Apr 30, 2018

For those who are receiving regular eye injections to treat their retinal disease, the dread and anticipation of having a needle put into one’s eye can be worse than the actual procedure.  While some patients breeze through this treatment many others experience eye pain, eye swelling, allergic reactions, eye floaters, ocular hypertension and sometimes eye […]

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Omega 3 Benefits to the Retina

Posted on: Apr 23, 2018

Omega 3 fatty acids play several different roles and function in several different ways in the retina and for our vision. Omega-3’s are called essential fatty acids because they must come from your diet as the body is unable to make them.  The three forms of omega-3’s include eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) […]

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Eylea Injections at 12 week intervals

Posted on: Jan 16, 2018

There are two forms of age related macular degeneration (AMD), dry and wet, with wet AMD being the less common one accounting for around 10-15% of those with this retinal condition.  A person can have dry AMD in one eye and wet AMD in the other eye. Wet AMD, also called choroidal neovascularization, causes more […]

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