Eye Health

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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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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New Retinal Laser Scanner For Earlier Diagnosis and Better Monitoring

Posted on: Jan 02, 2018

Imaging the retina plays an important role in diagnosing and making treatment decisions for retinal eye diseases like age related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy (DR).  Seeing the deep layers of the retina like the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and capturing images for more detailed analysis are possible with this new retinal laser scanner. […]

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How Fast Does AMD Progress?

Posted on: Aug 25, 2017

“I just found out that I have dry age related macular degeneration (AMD). My left eye has some blurring in it and I was told to get vitamins and to eat my green veggies. I’m freaking out and worried that I’m going to lose my eyesight. I’m 61 years old. How fast does this retinal […]

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Anti-VEGF Meds Delivered via Eye Drops

Posted on: Jul 25, 2017

Although intravitreal eye injections using anti-VEGF medications like Lucentis, Avastin and Eylea have greatly improved the treatment of wet macular degeneration by inhibiting the growth of new, leaky blood vessels, the injections are not without risks, discomfort, cost and inconvenience.  Those who receive the injections may experience eye redness, pain, and sometimes infection.   Regular visits […]

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