How injections can treat Age-Related Macular Degeneration

By Hallie Peilet SARASOTA - The Eye Associates Retina Specialist Dr. Joshua Mali says AMD is not rare. “It’s probably the most common diagnosis I see here in my practice," Dr. Mali said. He says about three million Americans have had vision loss from AMD, which...

Can A Vitamin Be Dangerous?

by: Johane Van Den Berg From a young age, we are taught to take our vitamin supplements daily. They are supposed to make us stronger, healthier, and help us enjoy better immunity against illness. Nowadays, however, the buzz is asking whether your vitamins are doing...

Lyft, Aptiv and the National Federation of the Blind partner on self-driving for low-vision riders

By: Darrell Etherington Lyft  and Aptiv  are already running autonomous driving trials in Las Vegas, and now they’re expanding that limited pilot to include low-vision and blind riders in a new partnership with the National...

Can the Health of Your Eyes Indicate the Health of Your Brain?

Reviewed by Dr. Victor Marchione, MD. Written by Mohan Garikiparithi  It’s possible that doctors could predict your future brain health by looking into your eyes. But this discovery can do more than help doctors predict the future: it might offer you another tool to...

Eye discharge (“sleep” in your eyes)

By Aimee Rodrigues; reviewed by Gary Heiting, OD Eye discharge, or "sleep" in your eyes, is a combination of mucus, oil, skin cells and other debris that accumulates in the corner of your eye while you sleep. It can be wet and sticky or dry and crusty, depending on...

Take an initiative to include bell peppers in home cooking

Achieve and maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle incorporating beautifully hued sweet bell peppers in your daily diet by: Deepa Gupta Using bell peppers for losing weight is a smart idea – they’re low in calories, contain loads of vitamin A, C and K and fill you up...

The effects of UV rays on the eyes

The sun can be both friend and foe. A warm, sunny day can improve mood and increase levels of vitamin D in the body. Exposure to sunlight during the day also can help regulate the body’s natural sleep-wake cycle, known as the circadian rhythm. However, overexposure to...

Macular Degeneration Association unveils AMD Centers of Excellence

by: Joshua Mali, MD June 24,2019 Editor’s Note: Welcome to “Let's Chat,” a blog series featuring contributions from members of the ophthalmic community. These blogs are an opportunity for ophthalmic bloggers to engage with readers with about a topic that is top...

Macular Degeneration Association Raises Awareness of Common Eye Disease

On Saturday, an ophthalmologist with the Macular Degeneration Association explained exactly what AMD is to some people at a special conference in Albemarle County. Saturday, June 22nd 2019, 7:31 PM EDT Reported by Lottye Lockhart ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR)...

PROMISING RESULTS FROM IMPLANTED DRUG RESERVOIR FOR WET AMD

A clinical trial involving 220 patients has found that an implant that continuously delivers medication into the eye is safe and effective 18 Jun 2019 by Selina Powell A port delivery system that continuously delivers medication into the eye could provide an...
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