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Sep 9, 2022

Lions Eye Institute Acquires SightLife, Expanding Mission of Saving Eyesight Around the World

One of the nation’s leading nonprofits dedicated to saving eyesight through tissue donation and transplantation is expanding its reach to help bring the “Gift of Sight” to more than 12,000…

Lions Eye Institute Acquires SightLife, Expanding Mission of Saving Eyesight Around the World

Sep 9, 2022

Aflibercept 8 mg Meets Primary Endpoints in Two Global Pivotal Trials for DME and wAMD, with a Vast Majority of Patients Maintained on 12- and 16-week Dosing Intervals

NEWS PROVIDED BY Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  Sep 08, 2022, 09:00 ET 91% and 89% of diabetic macular edema (DME) patients were rapidly initiated and maintained on 12- and 16-week dosing…

Aflibercept 8 mg Meets Primary Endpoints in Two Global Pivotal Trials for DME and wAMD, with a Vast Majority of Patients Maintained on 12- and 16-week Dosing Intervals

Sep 9, 2022

Friday Fun Eye Facts

Did you know? Humans can see more shades of green than any other color. #eyecare #eyehealth #FridayFunEyeFacts #MacularDegenerationAssociation  

Friday Fun Eye Facts

Sep 4, 2022

Vision-enhancing eyewear soon to be readily available at VA hospitals

By Irene Loewenson New eyewear fitted with a camera that can help low-vision people see — known as eSight devices — will be much more readily available at Veterans Affairs hospitals thanks to a…

Vision-enhancing eyewear soon to be readily available at VA hospitals

Sep 4, 2022

Scientists Find That the Loss of a “Youth” Protein Could Drive Aging

The loss of the protein pigment epithelium-derived factor, the study discovered, is a driver of aging-related changes in the retina. Mice without a protective protein in their eyes have symptoms resembling…

Scientists Find That the Loss of a “Youth” Protein Could Drive Aging

Sep 4, 2022

First U.S. patient receives autologous stem cell therapy to treat dry AMD

At the National Institutes of Health, a surgical team successfully implanted a patch of tissue made from patient cells with the goal of treating advanced “dry” age-related macular degeneration (AMD),…

First U.S. patient receives autologous stem cell therapy to treat dry AMD

Sep 2, 2022

Friday Fun Eye Facts

Did you know? Humans can see more shades of green than any other color #eyehealth #eyecare #fridayfuneyefacts

Friday Fun Eye Facts

Aug 25, 2022

Association found between salt intake, glaucoma risk in those on antihypertensive therapy

By:Michela Cimberle Frequent dietary salt intake may increase the risk for glaucoma in patients on antihypertensive therapy, according to a study. The analysis was conducted within the participants of the…

Association found between salt intake, glaucoma risk in those on antihypertensive therapy

Aug 22, 2022

Why watermelon is good for health

ByGaston de Persigny Watermelon is one of the preferred and favorite fruits in summer. Curiously, the green-red fruit was first cultivated more than 4,000 years ago in Northeast Africa. Sweet…

Why watermelon is good for health

Aug 22, 2022

EYE EXAMS CAN DETECT EARLY SIGNS OF DISEASE HIDING IN YOUR BODY

National Eye Exam Month focuses on the importance of lifelong vision care Eyes are the windows to the soul, as William Shakespeare once wrote. But they are also windows to…

EYE EXAMS CAN DETECT EARLY SIGNS OF DISEASE HIDING IN YOUR BODY

Aug 19, 2022

Friday Fun Eye Facts

Did you know? Your iris has 256 unique characteristics, while your fingerprint only has 40 #Fridayfuneyefacts #maculardegenerationassociation#eyehealth #eyecare

Friday Fun Eye Facts

Aug 18, 2022

FDA clears at-home visual acuity test

By: Nancy Hemphill, ELS, FAAO The FDA announced that it cleared the Visibly Digital Acuity Product, a web-based, self-guided software application for testing visual acuity at home. The technology, which…

FDA clears at-home visual acuity test

Aug 17, 2022

Positive phase 2 study results reported for DME treatment

Participants with diabetic macular edema treated with a senolytic Bcl-xL inhibitor in the phase 2 BEHOLD study experienced visual acuity improvement after 18 weeks, according to a press release from…

Positive phase 2 study results reported for DME treatment

Aug 17, 2022

When to Resume Exercise After an Eye Surgery or Injury

By Daniel Porter Reviewed By J Kevin McKinney MD, G Atma Vemulakonda, MD, Ninel Z Gregori MD It is common to wonder how eye surgery or an eye condition will impact your fitness routine.…

When to Resume Exercise After an Eye Surgery or Injury

Aug 15, 2022

Virtual Exams Are the Future of Eye Care

Heru aims to transform eye exams with AR glasses and VR headsets. CNET’s Stephen Beacham got his eyes examined in VR. Check out the results and get a glimpse of…

Virtual Exams Are the Future of Eye Care

Aug 15, 2022

Optometrist releases picture book explaining why children might need glasses

by: Lucy Miller Stephanie Lipsey-Liu’s book, We love our glasses, is free in ebook form for five days An optometrist and independent practice owner has released a book that aims…

Optometrist releases picture book explaining why children might need glasses

Aug 9, 2022

Novartis works with app maker to help eye patients ‘See What’s Next’

by: Sharon Klahr  Coey Novartis tapped smartpatient’s MyTherapy app for a “See What’s Next” module to help patients manage their age-related macular degeneration. (smartpatient) Novartis wants to help patients overcome…

Novartis works with app maker to help eye patients ‘See What’s Next’

Aug 9, 2022

FREE EYE EXAMINATIONS FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED SCHOOL CHILDREN OFFERED BY FLORIDA HEIKEN CHILDREN’S VISION PROGRAM

August 8, 2022 – As parents prepare to send their children back to school, eye examinations by licensed optometrists are important to ensuring scholastic success. Underprivileged Florida families can ensure…

FREE EYE EXAMINATIONS FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED SCHOOL CHILDREN OFFERED BY FLORIDA HEIKEN CHILDREN’S VISION PROGRAM

Aug 8, 2022

Aerie doses first patient in COMET-3 study for DED treatment

August 2, 2022, by: Alex Delaney-Gesing, Senior Editor COMET-3 is the second of 3 studies in the AR-15512 Registrational Phase 3 Program, which is slated for completion by 2023. Aerie…

Aerie doses first patient in COMET-3 study for DED treatment

Aug 7, 2022

Why do women have more eye issues than men?

May 23, 2022 Two out of every three Americans who are visually impaired are female. Women make up 2.6 of the 4.1 million Americans age 40 and above who are…

Why do women have more eye issues than men?

Aug 5, 2022

FDA approves Cimerli as interchangeable biosimilar to Lucentis

New injectable approved by the FDA The FDA approved Cimerli as a biosimilar to and interchangeable with Lucentis, according to a press release from Coherus BioSciences. The approval confirms that Cimerli…

FDA approves Cimerli as interchangeable biosimilar to Lucentis

Aug 5, 2022

Healthy eating tips

Published August 4, 2022, | Originally published on CDC Features series It’s easy to feel bombarded by the latest healthy eating trend or buzz-worthy ingredients. But good nutrition is really…

Healthy eating tips

Aug 5, 2022

Friday Fun Eye Facts

Did you know? Brown eyes are blue eyes underneath. Consequently, a person can receive surgery in order to make their brown eyes blue. #fridayfuneyefacts #maculardegenerationassociation #eyeinformation

Friday Fun Eye Facts

Aug 1, 2022

Contribution of black-and-white filters for optimizing visualization during cataract surgery

by: Lynda Charters While the surgeons reported that the BW filter provided higher contrast during nucleus and viscous removal and posterior capsular polishing, they subjectively reported no significant advantage of…

Contribution of black-and-white filters for optimizing visualization during cataract surgery

Aug 1, 2022

Vision Loss after Glaucoma Diagnosis Is More Likely in Black Patients

By Veronica Salib A press release by Mount Sinai Medical Center found that Black patients were six times more likely than white patients to have advanced vision loss after a glaucoma…

Vision Loss after Glaucoma Diagnosis Is More Likely in Black Patients

Jul 29, 2022

Friday Fun Eye Facts

Did you know? Newborns don’t shed tears, though they do know how to cry.

Friday Fun Eye Facts

Jul 29, 2022

Patients with AMD may have better outcomes with ForeseeHome monitoring

By: Anthony DeFino NEW YORK — Patients with age-related macular degeneration who underwent ForeseeHome monitoring experienced good long-term visual acuity outcomes, according to a study. At the American Society of…

Patients with AMD may have better outcomes with ForeseeHome monitoring

Jul 25, 2022

Optometrist Reveals The 3 Habits That Are Wreaking Havoc On Your Eye Health

BY RHIANNON IRELAND Though they may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to wellbeing, your eyes can reveal a lot about your health. From serious eye…

Optometrist Reveals The 3 Habits That Are Wreaking Havoc On Your Eye Health

Jul 25, 2022

Friday Fun Eye Facts

Did you know? Our eyes contain about 107 million sensitive cells

Friday Fun Eye Facts

Jul 11, 2022

Identifying foods in your refrigerator/Freezer with vision loss or blindness

Identifying foods in your refrigerator/Freezer with vision loss or blindness

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