Eye Health

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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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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