Eye Health

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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Low Vision Diagnosis – How to Prevent Depression Naturally

Posted on: Jul 17, 2017

Low Vision Diagnosis – How to Prevent Depression Naturally Instances of depression are very common nowadays, and science suggests that those with a low vision diagnosis are at risk.  Due to the oppressive and demoralizing nature of losing eyesight, it can be easy to find yourself in a depressive rut. There are however many ways […]

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Eye Symptoms or Body Systems

Posted on: Jun 21, 2017

“Eye illnesses are symptoms that should awaken us to look more closely at ourselves and seek new paths to a healthier life,” writes Dr. Robert Abel, Jr., ophthalmologist and author of The Eye Care Revolution.  In his book, he advocates treating the whole person, not just the symptoms.  Patients need to be viewed in their […]

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Clinical Trial Primer

Posted on: Apr 10, 2017

Recent reports on the safety and long-term side-effects of a clinical trial that was listed at www.clinicaltrials.gov for macular degeneration has raised lots of questions on how clinical trials work and who should consider becoming a participant.  Here are some of the basics of clinical trials to provide you with a better understanding of how […]

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New Implantable Lens

Posted on: Mar 16, 2017

There are several different types of implantable lenses that are becoming available to those with macular degeneration.  Some are implanted in one eye, some are implanted in both eyes and now a new lens may involve the implantation of two lenses in one eye.   The recently designed Scharioth Macula Lens (SML) by Gabor Scharioth, MD, […]

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Dark Adaptation and Macular Degeneration

Posted on: Dec 01, 2016

One’s ability to adapt to different lighting situations is affected in those who have macular degeneration (AMD) making it more difficult to adjust to new lighting environments.  Diminished light adaptation in changing light levels when transitioning for example from outside to inside is slower and a common symptom in those with this retinal condition. But […]

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Spectacular Spinach Benefits

Posted on: Nov 08, 2016

The more I research and learn about the health benefits of spinach, the more convinced I am that this eye healthy vegetable needs to not only be included in my diet, it needs to party of my daily diet and yours as well. What makes spinach such an eye vitamin powerhouse?   Age Related Macular […]

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