App allows users to ‘see’ retinal disease

A new virtual and augmented reality app called “In My Eyes” allows users to experience what it is like to have different kinds of retinal disease. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals teamed with Intouch Solutions to create the app. Available for free download in the iTunes and Google app stores, the app can be used with or without […]

Successful use of surgical robot in eye surgery

A patient at the University Hospitals Leuven was the first to be operated on using a surgical robot. The robot used a needle of barely .03 mm to inject a drug into the retinal vein of the patient who suffers from retinal vein occlusion. Researchers are currently studying a procedure known as retinal vein cannulation […]

Presidents who had vision problems

It is fairly well known that George Washington suffered from dental problems but did you know that three of our past presidents had vision problems? Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson all suffered from different eye problems. Abraham Lincoln was afflicted with strabismus which is a misalignment of the eyes causing them to point […]

Obesity Linked to Poor Vision Quality

Obesity is a serious health epidemic here in the United States.  The number of overweight adults in our country has nearly doubled in the last 30 years.  Most experts attribute this to overeating and a more sedentary lifestyle. Almost every Obesity related health issue has the potential to damage your eyes or your sight.  Excess body weight predisposes a […]

Saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen Suffers Stroke

Strokes are not only limited to occurring in your brain. Did you know your eyes can also suffer a stroke?

Retinopathy in premature babies successfully treated with Avastin

Retinopathy of prematurity is a condition that affects mainly low-birth-weight infants and is the number one cause of childhood blindness in the world. A new study showed that intravitreal injections of Avastin (bevacizumab) was more successful in treating retinopathy of prematurity than conventional laser therapy.

Intravitreal injections effective for CRVO

Ophthalmologists now have a new treatment at their disposal to effectively treat central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). Intravitreal triamcinolone injections (a steroid injection) improve or even reduce vision loss in CRVO patients.

VisiVite introduces Reziva

In just a single capsule created from resveratrol, there are many health benefits shown in literally hundreds of studies – including weight control, longevity and eye health.

Does cataract surgery increase the chances of retinal problems?

Cataract surgery is necessary to improve visual acuity, especially for patients with retinal diseases so that their conditions can be monitored without obstruction. However, physicians must be wary that certain preexisting retinal diseases can make a patient more prone to complications following cataract removal.

Lucentis approved for retinal vein occlusion treatment

A six-month review by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) resulted in the approval of the injectable macular degeneration drug, Lucentis, for the treatment of retinal vein occlusion.