As an eye care professional, you may have noticed that a good number of your patients are over the age of 65. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 10,000 people each day turn age 65. Age makes a difference on how often you will be seeing your patients. On average, people over the age of 65 […]
We often fail to recognize hidden, unexpected factors in our lives. It’s been said that focusing too much of our attention in a particular area may cause us to miss the obvious. This phenomenon is called “inattentional blindness” and simply being aware of the phenomenon is an important first step toward reducing its effects. Study […]
Discovery by UPenn Team Gives Insight into Blinding Retinal Diseases and Hope for Better Understanding and Treatment of Macular Degeneration.
In humans, the fovea, in the center of the retina, is critically important to viewing fine details. According to new research, although some animals have a similar feature in their eyes, researchers believed the fovea was unique to primates — until now. University of Pennsylvania vision scientists report that dogs, too, have an area of their […]
From Medscape Medical News: Oral Pazopanib May Improve Vision, Retinal Thickness in Patients with Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
According to a post on Medscape Medical News, oral pazopanib has been shown to produce improvements in visual acuity, central retinal lesion thickness, and central retinal thickness in some patients with age-related macular degeneration, this according to a small trial published online in JAMA Ophthalmology. Possible alternative to frequent intravitreal injections for AMD Frequent intravitreal […]
A new lens invented at the Ohio State University combines the focusing ability of a human eye with the wide-angle view of an insect eye to capture images with depth. The result could assist surgical imaging that enables doctors to see inside the human body like never before. “Our eye can change focus. An insect […]