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Ophthalmology News recently published an article based on research from the school of medicine, Tufts University Boston.  They looked at almost 3000 eyes and compared each with the patients’ dietary information. After much research, they found a connection between cortical cataract development and carbohydrate consumption.  The greater the carbohydrate intake, the greater the risk of […]

Wear your sunglasses to help prevent macular degeneration 😀

We all know that cigarettes are bad for you…for your lungs, your heart, your overall health. But here’s another reason to stop smoking.  According to the the Jules Stein Eye Institute’s recently published newsletter, a “UCLA Study Links Smoking to Increased Risk for (Macular Degeneration).  A study finds that even after age 80, smoking continues […]

For a quick tip to reduce eye allergies this spring… make sure you take a shower before bedtime and wash your hair. Going to bed with pollen-filled hair just fills your pillow with pollen which you transfer to your eyes all night long. Wash your hair, keep your pillow pollen-free, and make your eyes extra […]

Cholesterol medicine not only lowers cholesterol but helps prevent cataracts. As read in the April 2010 issue of Ophthalmology Times… “According to an article in the February 2010 issue of the journal Annals of Epidemiology, a decade-long study of 180,000 patients showed that taking statins lowers the risk of cataract. Men in the age range […]

According to the May 2010 Issue of Reader’s Digest, page 84, “….(Bionic eyeballs)….are really a symbol of hope for millions of people with retinal disease and age-related macular degeneration, two major causes of blindness. The invention works like this: A tiny camera, attached to a pair of glasses worn by the patient, gathers images much as […]

Urologist License Plate: CME2P Ophthalmologist License Plate: CMEB4UP The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS), and the American Optometric Association (AOA) have joined forces to educate to all prescribers of Flomax of the increased incidence of complications with cataract surgery in patients previously or currently treated with Flomax-like […]