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Posts Tagged ‘cataracts’

Visibly (Formerly Opternative) No Longer Offering Online Vision Tests

The online vision screening site Visibly, (formerly Opternative) was removed from service in August 2019. Since 2016, the American Optometric Association (AOA) has been lobbying the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the site’s online vision test did not have a premarket review from agency, nor did it receive approval for safety or efficacy. The […]

Dry AMD News

It is a given that everyone wants to be able to see. If a person’s vision isn’t the best, eyeglasses, or contacts lenses can improve vision. If cataracts or glaucoma are present, surgery can ameliorate the situation. Unfortunately, there are vision diseases that lenses or surgery can’t correct and one of them is Dry Age-Related […]

Retail is Dead. Long Live Retail

Sadly, Toys R’ Us recently ceased operations. Sears’ post-bankruptcy strategy is to have smaller stores which concentrate on appliances. Sounds like traditional brick and mortar retail is in trouble, doesn’t it? First of all, not every brick and mortar retailer is in trouble. WalMart and Target are doing very well. Still, the trend is that […]

Macular Degeneration Research Findings

Glaucoma and cataracts get all the news when it comes to visual impairment and blindness. That being said, attention needs to be paid to macular degeneration, since 11 million people in the U.S. and 200 million people worldwide have the disease. It is the leading cause of blindness in those age 65 and over. Researchers […]

Eye Test May Detect Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Disease is a disease that is arguably more scary than cancer or cataracts. As bad as it is to get cancer or cataracts, there are treatments available with high success rates for both diseases. While there are drug therapies available for those with Alzheimer’s, most of them only work in the early to moderate […]

Research Identifies Mechanisms for Eye Development

If you want to see want to see clearly what is going on outside while you are inside your home or office, the windows need to be clean. It’s the same thing with your eyes. Specifically, the lens has to be free of obstruction. Yet unlike most cells, the cells that make up the lens […]

Surprise! Your Patient Still Has Issues After Refractive Surgery

Refractive surgery is great, isn’t it? It can allow patients with myopia and cataracts to achieve close to perfect vision. As good as it is, even refractive surgery has its downsides. Any time there are problems, there will also be complaints from patients. You can’t make all patients happy all the time, but you can […]

Slowing the Increase in Myopia

Myopia is the Rodney Dangerfield* of vision conditions. Unlike glaucoma or macular degeneration, myopia isn’t ‘given respect’ because the majority of treatments don’t involve surgery. Most of the time, either eyeglasses or contact lenses do the trick. If a person is fed up with glasses or contact lenses, there’s vision correction surgery (e.g., LASIK). The […]

Low Vision & Depression

It is no secret that a greater number of people are experiencing low vision from conditions, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts. While these conditions don’t lead to sudden vision loss, they do take their toll. In addition to reduction of mobility and difficulty with near work activities (e.g., reading) vision limiting conditions can […]

Calling Dr. Internet

The Internet is good for many things. From finding a movie that you can’t remember the title of to helping elementary school students do research for their reports, search engines put information at a person’s fingertips. The Internet can also help people understand more about certain health conditions, such as cancer or diabetes. People are […]