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
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
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
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
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
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