The Eye

Photothermal Therapy Study for Dry AMD

Posted on: Apr 20, 2017

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL is collaborating with Stanford University in California to determine if a photothermal laser that is non-damaging to the macula versus a sham laser therapy will benefit patients with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD)  who have high-risk drusen.  The goal of the study is to see if treating macular […]

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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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Localized Tissue Radiation for Wet AMD

Posted on: Oct 18, 2016

A second generation device developed by SalutarisMD is seeking to improve treatment for those with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) through reducing the frequency of eye injections and/or increasing the length of time between treatments.  Wet macular degeneration is the form of AMD that can progress quickly and is associated with more severe vision loss. […]

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Honed Skill

Posted on: Apr 27, 2016

I knew I had grown progressively more competitive when every time my e-mail brought news of a graded assignment from one of my two Professors. I want to know how I did and what I could have done differently to get an even better grade. It would be at this point that I might feel […]

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What are Telescopic Lenses and Who Benefits from Wearing Them?

Posted on: Jan 11, 2016

It seems that those with retinal disorders like macular degeneration are very familiar with the need for magnification for close up work – like reading, writing bills, and performing hobbies.  Reading magnifiers are usually the first visual aid obtained by those with low vision.   However, there is less awareness for the need to magnify distance […]

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Screens, Eye Strain and Sleep

Posted on: Oct 14, 2015

Today’s electronic screens from flat TVs to tablets to smart phones all emit blue light.   Light, and especially blue light contributes to eye strain, the development of macular degeneration and to sleep disturbances.   Sleep Disturbances According to Harvard Medical School’s  Health Publications, “ …not all colors of light have the same effect.  Blue wavelengths […]

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Lutein can Help your Eyes

Posted on: Oct 10, 2015

Not only does lutein help to keep our brain healthy, but the antioxidant is also critical in safeguarding our eyes as we age. Research suggests that a daily dose of dietary supplements, including this plant extract, is critical in reducing the risks of chronic eye disease. When consumed, these beneficial nutrients (found in foods such […]

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Implantable Miniature Telescope – 5 Year Study Results

Posted on: Oct 02, 2015

David S. Boyer, vitreoretinal specialist at Retina-Vitreous Associates Medical Group in Beverly Hills, CA will be presenting the results of the study, Five Year Data Demonstrates Long Term Effectiveness and Safety of VisionCare’s Telescope Implant for Macular Degeneration in Patients 65 years and Older to the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) 33rd Annual Meeting.  […]

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Have You Ever Considered Participating In a Clinical Trial?

Posted on: Sep 28, 2015

Have you ever considered participating in a clinical trial for your macular degeneration or any other eye disease? Macular degeneration (AMD) studies look at many different aspects of this retinal disease. The purpose may be to improve the visual acuity for those with macular degeneration, or to slow the progression of dry AMD to wet […]

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Argus II for Dry AMD

Posted on: Sep 23, 2015

Four more patients with dry macular degeneration will receive a retinal implant called the Argus II retinal prosthesis.  The first recipient with dry AMD, Ray Flynn, was fitted with the implant  June 16, 2015.   The system was then activated July 1, 2015. One of the most impressive vision improvements he has experienced is that he […]

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