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New Study Shows Impact Of Vegetarian Diet On Cataract Formation

January 23, 2015 - Posted by admin

In a groundbreaking study, researchers at the University of Oxford compared the relative risk for cataract development in vegetarians and vegans against those who eat meat on a regular basis. The study was performed on 27, 670 individuals over the …

 
 
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New Study Reveals The Safety And Efficacy Of LASIK

December 18, 2014 - Posted by admin

Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss. Over 20 million Americans over 40 suffer from them. Fully half of those 80 and older have vision impaired by cataracts. Fortunately cataracts can be removed from the eye by means of …

 
 
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Do Your Eyes Twitch? You’re Not Alone

December 16, 2014 - Posted by admin

Eye twitching or blepharospasm, is the uncontrollable, repetitive blinking of the eyelid – most often the upper lid. Most of us develop a twitch at some point in our lives. The spasm is often short lived, although it can occur …

 
 
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Video Games May Replace the Eye Patch for Lazy Eye Treatment

December 11, 2014 - Posted by admin

In today’s society, videogames often get a bad reputation. When used excessively, they can lead to decreased activity levels and human interaction. When used strategically, however, they can be utilized as a tool to treat lazy eye and bring hope …

 
 
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Cataracts: Should You Have Surgery On Your Second Eye?

December 9, 2014 - Posted by admin

  Cataracts are a very common condition that arises during the aging process. As you get older, the lens inside of the eye changes and gradually becomes less transparent, making it more difficult to see clearly out of that eye. …

 
 
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Artificial Retina May Help Restore Vision

December 4, 2014 - Posted by admin

A team of researchers from Tel Aviv University and Newcastle University have created a wireless and light-sensitive, flexible film that could potentially be used as a substitute for a damaged retina. Scientists have been working for years to develop an …

 
 
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Introducing DropLess™ Cataract Surgery: The New Approach to Post-Operative Cataract Management

December 2, 2014 - Posted by admin

Cataract surgery just became easier with DropLess™ Cataract surgery, one of the most common surgical procedures in the United States, has come a long way. Long gone are the days of stiches, patches, and lengthy stays at the hospital. Even …

 
 
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First-Ever Human Trial of an Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Treatment Set To Begin

November 27, 2014 - Posted by admin

What are Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are adult cells that have been genetically reprogrammed to an embryonic stem cell-like state through being forced to express genes and factors important for maintaining the defining properties of …

 
 
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Eylea Earns FDA Approval to Treat Diabetic Macular Edema

November 25, 2014 - Posted by admin

Macula Edema in diabetes is defined as retinal thickening within 2 disc diameters of the center of the macula. It results from microvascular changes that occur in the retina and compromise the blood-retinal barrier. The retina allows you to see …

 
 
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The Ultimate Advantage of Technology and Ophthalmology

November 20, 2014 - Posted by admin

Founded in 2013 by Yaopeng Zhous and Marc Albanese, Smart Vision Labs is the leading edge technology of a joint program between Schepens Eye Research Institute and Boston University. After more than ten years of research, they developed a scanning …