Buying Tips for Eye Safe Toys this Holiday Season
We wanted to share some tips for buying “eye safe” toys as you make your list for this holiday season. Certainly, the kids and the toy manufacturers know what is popular, but often they are unaware of potential safety issues-especially eye safety issues. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are typically more than… Read More
Vision Loss is the Worst Disability
Most people would rather lose a limb than lose their eyesight, according to the results of a nationwide poll. Indeed, if given a choice, most people would prefer to lose their hearing, their memory, or their ability to speak rather than losing their vision, according to the survey results published in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology. The survey… Read More
Early Detection of Juvenile Diabetic Retina Problems
Diabetic retinopathy is best treated and managed with early detection and diagnosis. This can be especially important for children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. The earlier we can detect and diagnose the diabetic eye problems, the better we can prepare to help prevent vision loss. Most often diabetic retinopathy is diagnosed during a dilated exam… Read More
Artificial Intelligence Can Help Prevent Diabetic Eye Problems
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness globally. Yet, many diabetic patients still do not schedule regular diabetic eye exams as requested by their physicians. Referral to an eye doctor for early diagnosis and treatment is the key to preventing vision loss in diabetics. Performing retinal screening examinations on all… Read More
Laser Treatment or Eye Drops for Glaucoma?
Can Laser Treatment Replace Eye Drops for Glaucoma? Chronic Open Angle Glaucoma, which is the most common type of glaucoma, has no cure. Glaucoma is lifelong eye disease that will require you to be treated throughout your life in some manner. This may require using one or more eye drops on a daily or even… Read More
Eye Health Tips for College Students
Going to college and perhaps living in a dormitory can be an exciting and hectic time for students. But, it’s worth mentioning some common-sense tips to preserve eye health and avoid eye problems for college students. College students can be susceptible to a host of vision and eye problems such as injury, infection and increased… Read More
Buying Online Internet Eyeglasses
Anyone who wears glasses and uses a computer is often presented with the availability and options of buying their eyewear online. When asked, most people say they are interested in internet eyeglass purchases because it seems to be convenient. Many others say it’s because they can get a good deal A recent study in the… Read More
This image was produced using an innovative imaging technology called OCT Angiography (OCTA), which registers blood flow in the retina and underlying tissue. In this particular case, a new membrane in the shape of a heart was found. This new membrane is from the wet type of macular degeneration. If you or someone you know… Read More
Migraines Affect Retina Too!
If you suffer from migraine headaches you know the painful debilitating effect they can have on your life. Migraine headaches are one of the most common problems seen in emergency departments and doctors’ offices. Migraines are believed to be due to changes in the brain and surrounding blood vessels. Your optic nerve and the nerve… Read More
What is a Cataract?
Cataracts are the clouding of the eye’s natural lens that affects vision. The lens works much like a camera lens and focuses light on the retina at the back of the eye, and is made up of water and protein. The proteins may clump together over time and cause clouding of the vision. If you… Read More