Some days, working as a Technical Coordinator for a high level Ophthalmologist in the New York area can be quite emotional. The word "Tears" comes up quite frequently in my daily routine. "My eyes tear too much" "My eyes feel dry, like I have no...
A new wearable eyelid device that is blink-assisted can help those suffering from Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) in dry eye syndrome patients. The device addresses the underlying cause of dry eye by using targeted and adjustable thermal energy [...]
Researchers are currently testing new eyedrops that have the potential in preventing vision loss from retinal vein occlusion. The team at Columbia University Irving Medical Center published their findings in Nature Communications.
New evidence shows that the drug commonly prescribed to treat interstitial cystitis or bladder inflammation, Elmiron, may cause serious vision problems. It has specifically been linked to pigmentary maculopathy.
Wet macular-degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in Europe and North America and anti-VEGF injections are the main therapies used to treat the disease. Epimacular Brachytherpay (EMB) was developed as a possible alternative treatment for [...]
While contact lenses are known to help correct vision, researchers have developed a contact lens that checks blood sugar levels and delivers drugs to the eye to treat diabetic retinopathy. Studies conducted on rabbit test subjects have been positive [...]
Most people are well aware of the numerous benefits that exercise has on physical and mental well-being but new research suggests that exercise is beneficial in maintaining ocular health as well. Exercise was found to slow or prevent macular [...]
Patients dealing with diabetic retinopathy are more prone to depression than the general population according to findings from researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Data from over 95,575 patients over the age of 18 was [...]
Researchers recently examined patient records to see if there was any link between an increased risk of stroke or acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and the use of ranibizumab (Lucentis) in patients being treated for exudative age-related macular [...]
Newly updated popular book by Dr. Paul Krawitz - now available as a FREE DOWNLOAD. Includes AREDS2 study results and explanations, the 'Ultimate Insider's Guide to Eye Health" contains critical information about common eye problems, including macular degeneration, dry eye syndrome, cataract surgery, diabetic retinopathy, and contact lenses.