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May 21, 2020

Increasing screen time during COVID-19 could be harmful to kids’ eyesight

by: Shu-Fang Shih, University of Michigan (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Shu-Fang Shih, University of Michigan and Olivia Killeen,…

Increasing screen time during COVID-19 could be harmful to kids’ eyesight

May 18, 2020

Parkinson’s disease symptoms: The sign in your vision you need to look out for

PARKINSON’s can cause crazy visions. Can sufferers really believe what they are seeing? What could you expect to see from someone who has the brain disease? By CHANEL GEORGINA Parkinson’s gradually…

Parkinson’s disease symptoms: The sign in your vision you need to look out for

May 13, 2020

Early detection with ForeseeHome

by: Jeffry Gerson, OD, FAAO- Medical Director of the Optometric Board for the Macular Degeneration Association (MDA) For those with macular degeneration, a question I often hear is “What can…

Early detection with ForeseeHome

May 8, 2020

Regeneron says antibody for COVID-19 could be ready this year

Two antibody cocktails for COVID-19 could be available as early as this autumn Regeneron says antibody for COVID-19 could be ready this year Two antibody cocktails for COVID-19 could be…

Regeneron says antibody for COVID-19 could be ready this year

May 8, 2020

Could Sanofi and Regeneron’s Dupixent also treat age-related macular degeneration?

New Research by Angus Liu Sanofi and Regeneron’s Dupixent has already proven its value in treating atopic dermatitis and asthma. But could it also prove useful in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a…

Could Sanofi and Regeneron’s Dupixent also treat age-related macular degeneration?

May 1, 2020

Vision Health and Covid-19 Update from the Canadian Ophthalmological Society

OTTAWA, May 1, 2020 /CNW/ – May is vision health month and the Canadian Ophthalmological Society would like to remind you of some important information about your eyes and COVID-19. Avoid touching…

Vision Health and Covid-19 Update from the Canadian Ophthalmological Society

Apr 28, 2020

First patient dosed in cohort 4 of Adverum OPTIC trial

New trial. The first patient in cohort 4 has been dosed in the ongoing phase 1 OPTIC trial of ADVM-022, according to a press release from Adverum Biotechnologies. Nine patients…

First patient dosed in cohort 4 of Adverum OPTIC trial

Apr 27, 2020

While at home, remember increased screen time can have negative side effects

by Kirstie Burgess, Staff Writer April 26, 2020 Due to the coronavirus, many people have had to change their homes into spaces for learning and working. One of the downsides of…

While at home, remember increased screen time can have negative side effects

Apr 27, 2020

Researchers find potential new target for eye disease therapy

by: Selina McKee Research led by scientists at Trinity College Dublin has pinpointed a potential new therapeutic target for treating retinal degeneration. The work discovered that a protein (SARM1) involved…

Researchers find potential new target for eye disease therapy

Apr 27, 2020

What we need to know about hydroxychloroquine retinal toxicity during COVID-19

By: Doug Rett, OD, F.A.A.O n his blog, Doug Rett, OD, FAAO, digs deeper into questions every eye doctor has had at one point in his or her career. He…

What we need to know about hydroxychloroquine retinal toxicity during COVID-19

Apr 23, 2020

NEI researchers link age-related DNA modifications to susceptibility to eye disease

Findings point to targeting epigenome as a potential therapeutic strategy. National Eye Institute (NEI) researchers profiling epigenomic changes in light-sensing mouse photoreceptors have a clearer picture of how age-related eye…

NEI researchers link age-related DNA modifications to susceptibility to eye disease

Apr 20, 2020

How to build a lifestyle and nutritional firewall against viruses like COVID-19

By: Stuart Richer, OD, PhD At the Ocular Wellness and Nutrition Society,1 we teach our members how to build a firewall of immune protection for patients, eyecare providers, and their families.…

How to build a lifestyle and nutritional firewall against viruses like COVID-19

Apr 13, 2020

What we need to know about hydroxychloroquine retinal toxicity during COVID-19

By: Doug Rett, OD, F.A.A.O n his blog, Doug Rett, OD, FAAO, digs deeper into questions every eye doctor has had at one point in his or her career. He…

What we need to know about hydroxychloroquine retinal toxicity during COVID-19

Apr 13, 2020

Upgrade Your Bedroom, Improve Your Sleep: How to Facilitate Quality Rest and Relaxation at Home

In order to have a productive next day, and stay in great health, getting a good night’s sleep is paramount. Without ample rest, the mind and body just cannot keep…

Upgrade Your Bedroom, Improve Your Sleep: How to Facilitate Quality Rest and Relaxation at Home

Apr 9, 2020

Coronavirus and Your Macular Degeneration Care

Reviewed By: Johanna M Seddon MD, Rahul Khurana, MD If you have macular degeneration, you may feel worried about catching the coronavirus or maintaining your eye care during the pandemic. Experts at the American Academy of…

Coronavirus and Your Macular Degeneration Care

Apr 9, 2020

Why do doctors choose a $2,000 cure when a $50 one is just as good?

By BY ANDREW LAM THE WASHINGTON POST I’m a doctor with a miracle drug. Three of them, in fact. Their names are Avastin, Lucentis and Eylea. I use them to treat…

Why do doctors choose a $2,000 cure when a $50 one is just as good?

Apr 9, 2020

Cook Healthy Food To Stay Healthy

by: Skye Mallon  Cook healthy food during the pandemic and you’ll notice a big difference in how you look and feel. Although COVID-19 is a pandemic that’s caused a lot…

Cook Healthy Food To Stay Healthy

Apr 4, 2020

COVID-19 and Your Eyes

We presented our Medical Director at the Macular Degeneration Association, Dr. Joshua Mali, a renowned retina specialist in Sarasota, Florida with several questions from patients, caregivers and family members about…

COVID-19 and Your Eyes

Apr 3, 2020

12 Foods Registered Dietitians Never Eat

It may be prime time for a pantry cleanout. By Betty Gold There are some ingredients we know we should be eating as often as possible: fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans,…

12 Foods Registered Dietitians Never Eat

Apr 3, 2020

8 Common Vision Issues and What to Do About Them, According to Eye Doctors

Early diagnosis and treatment are the best ways to deal with these potential sight problems. BY KAITLYN PIRIE Sudden vision loss is scary and a reason to see a physician immediately,…

8 Common Vision Issues and What to Do About Them, According to Eye Doctors

Mar 24, 2020

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…

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

Mar 24, 2020

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…

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

Mar 12, 2020

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.…

Fresh greens are the flavor of spring

Mar 11, 2020

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…

Surprising Ties Between Coronavirus and the Eyes

Mar 9, 2020

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…

Five reasons to make a trip for an eye test

Feb 27, 2020

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…

Novartis launches review on safety of Beovu eye medication

Feb 19, 2020

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…

Sunglasses are important. Here’s why…

Feb 11, 2020

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…

February is Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

Feb 3, 2020

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…

Daniel Kiernan, MD: Future of AMD Treatments

Jan 30, 2020

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…

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

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