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New Treatment for Dry Eye Approved by FDA – Lifitegrast (Xiidra)

There are an estimated 16 to 55 million people out there suffering from the symptoms of dry eye (irritation, redness, blurry vision, light sensitivity, double vision and foreign-body sensation are … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Exciting News about Stem Cells for Macular Degeneration

    A team based in Japan successfully transplanted a patient’s own stem cells back into the retina in an experimental treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This research was recently … Continue reading

July 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

What are floaters?

As a retina doc, I see a lot of people who have floaters in their vision. These are small specks, strands, clouds or webs in your vision that move around … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · 3 Comments

World Sight Day (October 9th)

Today is World Sight Day Did you know that every 5 seconds someone in the world goes blind? The graphic below (courtesy of Sarah Keep, an optometrist in Canada) explores which … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Extra, extra! Read all about LAISK Xtra

By now, you’ve probably heard of the laser vision correction technique called LASIK (LASer-assisted In situ Keratomileusis). In fact, you probably know at least one person who has had the … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The dangers of costume contact lenses

Halloween is just around the corner and while my kids are excited about their skeleton and princess costumes, others may be thinking of enhancing their costumes with decorative contact lenses. … Continue reading

October 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

The importance of teaching your children about caring for their eyes

By Virginia Cunningham, Guest Blogger Children typically don’t have trouble seeing and therefore don’t tend to give a lot of real thought to their eyes. While it’s understandable that kids … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · 3 Comments

New corneal layer discovered: Dua’s Layer

I previously wrote about the 5 layers of the cornea. I guess I was wrong because in May, an article was published in the journal Ophthalmology, that described a new … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

New vitamin recommendation for macular degeneration

About a year ago, I wrote about the results of the AREDS (Age-Related Eye Disease Study) results and explained that people with intermediate dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) should be … Continue reading

May 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Herpes… for the eye?

Yes, herpes can affect the eye. One herpetic condition that inflicts the eye is herpes zoster–otherwise known as shingles. The Virus Shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus. The primary … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · 4 Comments

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