As described in the Macular Anatomy section, Macular Pigment protects the macula from free-radical damage caused by blue wavelength light. A risk factor for developing AMD is low Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD). There is now a device called the Densitometer that measures MPOD, the relative health of your macula. The macula is the sight-sensing center in the back of the eye
Increased Cases Of Myopia Attributed To Too Much Time Spent Indoors.
Researchers in the UK have succeeded in printing adult eye cells using an inkjet printer. The loss of nerve cells in the retina causes many eye diseases that lead to blindness. While early in development, this work can lead to printing a replacement retina for those who have suffered vision loss from these diseases!
Read more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25405542
Study Links Nuts To Lower Heart Disease, Cancer Death Risk.
NBC Nightly News reported, “While they may not be a fountain of youth, the research from the New England Journal of Medicine suggests a handful or so of nuts every day could be a lifesaver.” Researchers at Dana-Farber, Harvard, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that “people who ate one ounce of nuts seven times a week were 20 percent less likely to die from a variety of causes: heart disease, stroke, cancer, respiratory illness, kidney disease and infection.”
WARNING: RETINAL ABNORMALITIES AND POTENTIAL VISION LOSS
• POTIGA can cause retinal abnormalities with funduscopic features similar to those
seen in retinal pigment dystrophies, which are known to result in damage to the
photoreceptors and vision loss.
• Some patients with retinal abnormalities have been found to have abnormal visual
acuity. It is not possible to determine whether POTIGA caused this decreased visual
acuity, as baseline assessments are not available for these patients.
• Approximately one third of the patients who had eye examinations performed after
FDA Warns Against Use Of Decorative Contact Lenses.
All diabetics should have an eye exam twice a year! This article based on a study from Australia discusses the risk of blindness from diabetes:
A new report finds that 60 percent of people with Type 2 diabetes will develop eye disease within 20 years of their diagnosis and it will affect all people with Type 1 diabetes.
If you or someone in your family has diabetes and has not had an eye exam in the last 6 months, call to schedule an exam today!
A guide of the common mistakes soft contact lens wearers make, what should be done instead, and the worst that can happen with poor hygiene. You might be convinced to change your bad habits for good!
Study: Cataract Surgery Linked To Lower Death Risk.
According to a study published in the September issue of the journal Ophthalmology, patients with cataracts who undergo eye surgery to improve their sight “had a 40 percent lower long-term risk of death than those who did not have surgery,” HealthDay Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (9/6) reported. The study “looked at 354 people, 49 and older, in Australia with cataract-related vision loss who underwent an initial assessment between 1992 and 2007 and had follow-up visits five and 10 years after the first exam.”