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Blog Action Day

Blog Action Day for 2014

October 16, 2014 - Posted by admin

Every year, we welcome Blog Action Day, a free annual event that has become a tradition since its inception in 2007. The purpose of this celebrated day of free, collaborative expression is to unite the world’s bloggers around a single …

EyeCare 20/20

Observing World Sight Day in 2014

October 9, 2014 - Posted by admin

World Sight Day is a global event celebrated on the second Thursday of October each year (October 9th of 2014). It focuses on bringing attention to blindness and vision impairment still suffered all over the planet. According to the World …

UV light

UV Light May Play A Decisive Role In Cataract Formation

October 2, 2014 - Posted by admin

You may think that UV light is merely a problem for your skin, but recent research shows that UV rays can be just as damaging to our eyes as well. It has long been suspected that UV light has a …


Optical Implant to Help Catch Early Symptoms of Glaucoma

September 30, 2014 - Posted by admin

Glaucoma is not one specific disease but rather a group of eye diseases that involve significant damage to the optic nerve along with a buildup of pressure within the eye. It has only minor symptoms and by the time they …


Regaining Sight for the Blind Requires Brain Training

September 25, 2014 - Posted by admin

Almost 400 years ago, philosopher William Molyneux, whose wife was blind, sparked debate about the ability of a blind person from birth to distinguish between a cube and a sphere by touch. Philosophical camps were divided into those who believed …


Outdoor Activities May Impact Your Vision

September 23, 2014 - Posted by admin

 A recent study led by Dr. Louis Pasquale of Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye Infirmary may provide valuable data for the correlation between sunlight and the risk of developing cataracts and glaucoma. The condition, called exfoliation syndrome (XFS) …

Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery Timeline

September 18, 2014 - Posted by admin

Eye Drops That May Cure Glaucoma

September 17, 2014 - Posted by admin

A study published Sept. 9 in The Journal of Clinical Investigation promises a new way to tackle glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness. It appears that the basis of the disease has finally been discovered. Glaucoma is a condition in …


Hope for Patients with Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Macular Edema

September 16, 2014 - Posted by admin

Currently, treatment of wet macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema requires repeated injections costing thousands of dollars. In order to minimize side effects on the rest of the body, such as a stroke, antibodies that block a protein called VEGF …


Cataract Surgery Reduces Falls by 78% in Recent Study

September 11, 2014 - Posted by admin

Surveying 400 Vietnamese patients (aged 50 or more) with cataracts in both eyes, a recent study conducted in May of 2014 concluded that patients who had undergone cataract surgery in one eye fell 78% less than those who had not. …