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  • FDA Approves First-Ever Human Test Of Embryonic Stem Cell-Based Therapy.

    The New York Times (7/31, B1, Pollack) reported on the front of its Business Day section that the FDA has approved "the world's first authorized test in people of a therapy derived from human embryonic stem cells." The clinical trial "could offer the first glimpse of the safety and possible effectiveness of a technology that has been hailed for its vast medical promise but also embroiled in political and ethical controversy." The trial "will test cells developed by the Geron Corporation and the University of California, Irvine in patients with new spinal cord injuries."

  • Digit-Eyes identfies everything for the blind without breaking the bank

    Digit-Eyes identfies everything for the blind without breaking the bank
    by David Winograd (RSS feed) on Jul 31st 2010 at 2:00PM
    The Digit-Eyes Audio Scanner and Labeler (US$29.95) from Digital Miracles is a remarkable Assistive Technology (AT) app for the iPhone and iPod touch geared to the blind and visually impaired community. What it does is fairly straightforward once you get the big idea, but the implications of its uses are fairly mind-boggling.

  • Omega 3's help prevent macular degeneration

    EAT FISH, LOWER RISK OF AGE-RELATED EYE DISEASE. A recent study published in the journal Ophthalmology sought to determine the relationship between fish and shellfish consumption and AMD status in the Salisbury Eye Evaluation (SEE) Study participants. A food frequency questionnaire was used to estimate weekly fish/shellfish consumption for each of the randomly selected 2,520 Maryland residents aged 65 to 84 years included in this cross-sectional study.

  • New therapies slow vision loss in diabetics

    CNN.COM:
    Researchers have found two new treatments that could slow the progression of vision loss in high-risk adults with type 2 diabetes. The vision loss, called diabetic retinopathy, is caused by damage to the blood vessels in the retina. In diabetics with retinopathy, the blood vessels can leak and causing the retina to swell. Abnormal new blood vessels can also develop which causes vision loss.

  • Eye-Tracking Glasses Bring Sci-Fi to the Supermarket

    FALLS CHURCH, Va., July 2010 — If you begin to see people wearing large, oddly shaped eyeglasses at your favorite store, here's why: In the never-ending quest to find out why people buy what they do, Tobii Technology has debuted Tobii Glasses, an eye-tracking device that market research study participants can wear while they shop.

  • Contact lens to monitor diabetes

    Contact Lens That Monitors Glucose
    Levels in Development

    PITTSBURGH, June 2010 — PCCA Technologies is developing the technology for a glucose-sensing contact lens for people with diabetes. Unlike glucose strips that require blood samples, this medical device is a painless alternative for self-monitoring.

    The contact lens contains a sensor placed discreetly below the iris and beneath the lower eyelid. The sensor continuously monitors the glucose levels in the tear fluid and turns color based on the level.

  • Protect the eyes from the sun!!!

    Courtesy of PREVENT BLINDNESS.ORG:::

    Protect Your Eyes from the Sun!

    Sunglasses help you in two important ways. They filter light and they protect your eyes from damaging ultra-violet (UV) rays. Mounting evidence shows that exposure to UV rays can damage your eyes. Long-term exposure to UV rays can lead to cataracts, macular degeneration, or skin cancer around the eyelids. Sunglasses should be worn when you are outdoors so you can protect your eyes.

    You should choose sunglasses that:

    reduce glare

    filter out 99-100% of UV rays

    protect your eyes

    are comfortable to wear

  • Prevent eye disease with wine

    Resveratrol May Help Prevent Age-Related Deterioration Of Eyesight.
    The UK's Telegraph (6/25, Alleyne) reports, "resveratrol, found in particularly high levels in grape skin (and consequently red wine)," may help prevent age-related deterioration of eyesight, according to a study published in the American Journal of Pathology. "The substance...is believed to work because it protects against abnormal angiogenesis -- the formation of damaged or mutated blood vessels," a condition which "is linked to cancer, heart disease, and eye diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration."

  • Retinal treatments on the horizon

    Scientists Create First-Ever Retina from Stem Cells
    Staff

    6/16/2010

    Researchers at the University of California Irvine have created an eight-layer, early-stage retina from human embryonic stem cells. This is the first three-dimensional tissue structure to be made from stem cells, the researchers say.

    “We made a complex structure consisting of many cell types,” says study leader Hans Keirstead, Ph.D., of the Reese-Irvine Research Center and the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at UCI. “This is a major advance in our quest to treat retinal disease.”

  • We have moved!!!

    We have moved our office to 935 Highway 34..just down the block but a world of difference in environment. The huge 4000+ sq. ft. palace allows us to offer a myriad of new services.

  • LATISSE NOW AVAILABLE

    While LATISSE™ is a new treatment in eyelash growth, it was developed through years of research by Allergan, a pharmaceutical leader with over 60 years of expertise in prescription eye care products.It uses a known safe drug Lumigan, reworked to acheive this amazing effect.
    Call our office for more information or go to latisse.com

  • Statin medications and eye disorders!!!

    Statins can cause rare eye disorders

    Researchers say drug can lead to double vision, droopy eyelids and more

    NEW YORK - Treatment with a cholesterol-lowering statin drug may very occasionally cause double vision, drooping eyelids or weakness of the muscles that control eye movement, investigators report.

    Dr. F. W. Fraunfelder and Dr. Amanda B. Richards, from the Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, investigated adverse events of this type documented in three large databases and report their findings in the medical journal Ophthalmology.

  • Welcome to our new website!

    I hope you all can explore all facets of our new site. We have included mucho information including video education on many eye care topics! Some of the new services include this blog open to the public to comment or simply ask a question on anything (mostly eye care related). Other services available now include:
    ONLINE REAL TIME TEXT MESSAGE TO OUR EMERGENCY CELL PHONES!!
    ONLINE FORMS SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO RUSH THROUGH THEM IN THE OFFICE

    Coming soon:
    Online Contact lens ordering
    Online appointments!

    Explore the site. Get to know why we consider our practice special and unique!

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