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Did you burn your retina during the eclipse?

It’s been two weeks since the Great American Eclipse and patients have been coming in to see me, worried about their eyes. Most wore the proper ISO-compliant eyewear, but they were still … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Artificial retina FDA approved

3 months ago, I wrote that the Argus II artificial retina implant had been recommended for FDA approval. 3 days ago, the FDA actually approved the device. This is exciting … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

The eye care team

In September, Argentina officially recognized optometry as a profession. Prior to that, only ophthalmology was recognized as an eye care profession. The three Os of eye care I often hear … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · 9 Comments

Bionic vision almost a reality

This week, a United States FDA panel recommended the Argus II retinal prosthesis chip for approval. Already in use in Europe, the Argus II chip has 60 electrodes that could … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

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

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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