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Do you use a laser for that?

When I used to do cataract surgery, patients would frequently ask me if there would be a laser involved in the surgery. The answer would always be, “unfortunately, no. But, … Continue reading

September 28, 2012 · 3 Comments

Can driverless cars help people with vision loss?

Today was a historic day in California. Governor Brown signed SB1298 into law, which will pave the way for “autonomous vehicles” to enter our roads. The law allows driverless cars to … Continue reading

September 25, 2012 · 11 Comments

EYLEA approved to treat macular edema in central retinal vein occlusion

Yesterday, the drug EYLEA (aflibercept), an anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antibody, was approved by the FDA to treat macular edema associated with central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). A central retinal … Continue reading

September 22, 2012 · 1 Comment

Are generic eye drops the same as brand name ones?

A recent editorial published in the medical journal, Ophthalmology, addressed a common concern: are generic eye drops the same as brand name eye drops when it comes to equal effect? … Continue reading

September 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pull it out, or leave it in

Eye injuries are common. I have seen nails, glass, wood, and other bits of metal puncture the eye. I’ve even seen a Taser’s harpoon-like probe go into the eye. If … Continue reading

September 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

Urine and other things you shouldn’t put into your eye

I’ve practiced medicine in different areas of the country and come across some interesting cultural traditions when it comes to things people put into their eyes. Surprisingly, you can’t find … Continue reading

September 10, 2012 · 132 Comments

Flaming embers in my eye: What to do

A few years ago, I got a frantic phone call from a friend of mine. His eye was burning. The cause: he had a very cool job. Let me elaborate. … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · 4 Comments

Diabetes is not kind to the eye

Every summer I give a lecture at the Bay Area Ophthalmology Course on diabetic retinopathy. This is an important topic as 25.6 million people in the US aged 20 years … Continue reading

September 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lucentis approved for the treatment of diabetic macular edema

The FDA recently approved Lucentis (ranibizumab) for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME) (swelling in the retina due to diabetes). I am intimately familiar with Lucentis as I commonly use it … Continue reading

September 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

3D movies linked to dizziness, nausea, and other visual symptoms

  A report published today in the journal, Optometry and Visual Science, confirms what many have experienced when watching 3D movies at the theater — they sometimes cause blurred vision, double vision, dizziness, disorientation, and nausea. … Continue reading

August 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

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