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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

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

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

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 · 10 Comments

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

When should I have an eye exam?

This seems like a straightforward question, but the answer can vary depending on age and risk factors for ocular disease. If you are actively under the care of an ophthalmologist, … Continue reading

August 9, 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
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