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Pink Eye

Given the number of colds and viral infections this season, I’ve seen a lot of pink eye. Some of my friends and people I work with have even caught pink … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Acupuncture for headaches and eye problems

I often get questions from my patients about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for the treatment of their eye problems. Maybe it’s because I’m in California… or maybe it’s because … Continue reading

March 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

Eyedrops can be toxic to children

The FDA recently made a safety announcement to remind us to keep over the counter “red eye” medications like Visine and OptiClear out of the hands of our kids. Did … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Artificial retina FDA approved

3 months ago, I wrote that the Argus II artificial retina implant had been recommended for FDA approval. 3 days ago, the FDA actually approved the device. This is exciting … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Aspirin use and age-related macular degneration

This week the results of a research study looking at the risk of aspirin use and the development of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) was published in the journal, JAMA Internal … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

Alcohol and macular degeneration

An article was recently published in the American Journal of Epidemiology that looks at the relationship of alcohol consumption and the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The authors studied … Continue reading

January 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Top 5 posts in 2012

2012 has been a good year for VisionMD.org Since our launch in April, the number of visitors has steadily increased and includes visitors from 85 different countries. The 5 most … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Red eyes in photographs

The other day someone asked me what causes eyes to appear red in some pictures. This usually happens at night or indoors when one’s pupils are more dilated than usual. … Continue reading

December 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Love Lutein

Some of my retina colleagues have been talking about Lutein today, and it is worth learning about this carotenoid molecule. Lutein is typically found in green leafy vegetables like spinach, … Continue reading

December 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

How to treat corneal abrasions

A corneal abrasion is a scratch on the surface of the eye, resulting in a defect in the epithelium — the topmost of the 5 layers of the cornea. The … Continue reading

December 2, 2012 · 1 Comment

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