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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 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

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

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 · 3 Comments

Pregnancy and the eye

As a retina specialist, I examine a lot of pregnant women who have diabetes. What am I looking for during those exams? Evidence of diabetic retinopathy — bleeding, cholesterol leakage, … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Reading glasses

Reading glasses are used when the natural lens inside your eye becomes hardened with age and can no longer flex as well as it did when you were a child … Continue reading

May 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

All about omega-3 fatty acids

What’s the deal with Omega-3 fatty acids? Why are they and why are they better than Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids? These are some common questions I get on a daily basis. Read … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · 6 Comments

Should I take vitamins for my eyes?

These days, vitamins are ubiquitous. Everyone, young and old, seems to be taking vitamins or health supplements.  They take them to help lose weight, they take them to help gain … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

So long, and thanks for all the fish

I was at a fish market recently, looking to pick out something for dinner. Those in the know about fresh fish have been taught to purchase ones with clear eyes and … Continue reading

April 8, 2012 · 3 Comments

Do antibiotics cause retinal detachments?

Until now, I would have answered this question with an emphatic, No! Now, given a story published today at Reuters, I say, maybe… The Reuters piece references a recent article … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

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