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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

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

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

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
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