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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

What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is one of the most misunderstood diseases that I know of. Many people think that glaucoma is high eye pressure. It isn’t. Glaucoma is damage to the optic nerve … Continue reading

November 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

The failure of the electronic medical record (EMR)

It’s been a few years since we’ve begun to install and adopt (sometimes begrudgingly …) electronic medical records (EMRs) into our hospitals, clinics, and lives. And now that these systems are being … Continue reading

November 3, 2012 · 2 Comments

Ocularists: the fourth O of eye care

I recently wrote about the three O’s of eye care (optometrists, opticians and ophthalmologists), but I forgot to mention the fourth O of eye care: ocularists. I was reminded of … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

Eyestrain and computer vision syndrome

Let’s face it, we’re all spending more time on the computer and looking at electronic devices than we use to. This increased use: working, emailing, and using social media has … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

The eye care team

In September, Argentina officially recognized optometry as a profession. Prior to that, only ophthalmology was recognized as an eye care profession. The three Os of eye care I often hear … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · 9 Comments

The treatment for styes

A stye, hordeolum, or chalazion (pronounced kuh-ley-zee-uhn) refers to an inflammatory lesion of the eyelid glands that is similar to a pimple on your face. They can be red, hot, and … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · 4 Comments

Bionic vision almost a reality

This week, a United States FDA panel recommended the Argus II retinal prosthesis chip for approval. Already in use in Europe, the Argus II chip has 60 electrodes that could … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

What is a cataract?

Light enters the eye through the cornea, then the pupil (black circle in the middle of the colored part of the eye) and is focused by the lens before it … Continue reading

September 29, 2012 · 4 Comments
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