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Posts Tagged ‘Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’

Curing Inherited Blindness Genetically

Let’s say you bought a new car and you discovered that it is defective. Instead of going back to the dealer, there was a way to fix the defect in the car while you were using it. That’s right, you could be driving around town while under the hood, things are being fixed by the […]

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 […]

Update on Ocular Melanoma

Last year there were news reports of a group of Auburn University alumni who had all developed ocular melanoma. (See blog entry Folks with Ocular Melanoma Cluster on Social Media.) Despite its name, it is not similar to skin melanoma since it is not necessarily caused by exposure to the sun. It is a rare […]

Alternative to Reading Glasses

Benjamin Franklin is credited with developing bifocal glasses in 1760. Of course, one wonders if he wore them while he flew his kite on that dark and stormy night or if he ever had trouble finding them when he wanted to read a book or write a letter! Most people are smart enough not to […]