ASRS releases guidelines to help retina practices during COVID-19 pandemic

The American Society of Retina Specialists released guidelines to help retina practices and medical personnel reduce risk and assure the health and safety of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines define essential visits for patients and provides a...

Statement from Retina International and its Scientific and Medical Advisory Board on COVID-19

Advice for people currently receiving Anti-VEGF treatment for Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration (nAMD) or Diabetes-related Macular Edema (DME). The majority of people affected by nAMD and DME are 65 years and older. Many have been asked to stay home and...

Fresh greens are the flavor of spring

Yes, I know the calendar says it’s still winter. But… the days are getting longer, temps are getting warmer, snow is melting, and shoots are coming up from the soil. I’ve heard Canada geese are arriving, as are robins and cardinals. Although the first day of spring is...

Surprising Ties Between Coronavirus and the Eyes

Written By: Reena Mukamal Reviewed By: Sonal S Tuli MD Edited By: Anni Delfaro Mar. 10, 2020 Experts say guarding your eyes — as well as your hands and mouth — can slow the spread of coronavirus. Here’s why the eyes are so important in the coronavirus...

Five reasons to make a trip for an eye test

SPONSORED CONTENT BY SPECSAVERS 05:00, Mar 09 2020 When it comes to looking after our eyes, more than half of us admit we haven't had an eye test within the past two years. The GP has a record of our blood pressure, and we try to visit the dentist regularly to prevent...

Novartis launches review on safety of Beovu eye medication

by: Admin ZURICH (Reuters) – Novartis launched an external review on the safety of its Beovu blindness drug after the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) expressed concern. Shares of the Swiss drug manufacturer fell almost 3% in the first operations after...

Sunglasses are important. Here’s why…

by: Sujay Suresh Dangi, When it’s sunny, you don’t step out without sunscreen or a big hat, as the damaging effects of UV rays can be severe. Just as you care for the skin, why not for your eyes?  This is why we need sunglasses; their UV coating and tinted lenses...

February is Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

February is Macular Degeneration Awareness month.Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease that may get worse over time. It’s the leading cause of severe, permanent vision loss in people over age 50. It happens when the small central portion of your...

Daniel Kiernan, MD: Future of AMD Treatments

by: Patrick Campbell While anti-VEGF therapies have cemented their place in the treatment of ophthalmic conditions, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), there is still an onus on reduce treatment burden when developing new treatments. While aflibercept...

New genetic discoveries help predict risk for type 1, type 2 diabetes

Researchers continue to discover more each year about the genetic risk factors for type 1 and type 2 diabetes and how those risk factors interact with the environment. Scientists have linked several genetic mutations to diabetes risk, though not everyone with a...
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