Archive for the ‘Treatments’ Category

Avastin, “Superior to Standard of Care, for treating wet AMD”

According to a paper published in the British Medical Journal, avastin (a drug used to treat bowel cancer) should be prescribed to patients with “the wet form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)”. UK researchers compared lucentis to avastin. To learn more about Avastin and treating wet AMD, please contact us.

Stem Cell Treatment restores sight to damaged eye

A UK man who had lost his sight due to an accident with ammonia had a millimeter square section of his corneal layer complete with stem cells grown to 400 times their original size stitched to the damaged part of the cornea restoring the patients vision almost “completely”.

Stem Cell Treatment restores sight to damaged eye

A UK man who had lost his sight due to an accident with ammonia had a millimeter square section of his corneal layer complete with stem cells grown to 400 times their original size stitched to the damaged part of the cornea restoring the patients vision almost “completely”.

Corticosteroid Use

Long Term Corticosteroid Use May Lead to Cataracts Glaucoma Corticosteroids are used with countless people by suppressing the immune response and inflammation. They are the cornerstone of treatment for ailments like rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, ulcerative colitis, and many other diseases. With long-term use they have serious side effects such as weight gain, hypertension, osteoporosis, diabetes, thinning […]

Retina

The old adage is that “the eyes are the windows to the soul”. Developments in modern scientific technology have revealed that the eye is also a window to the body. The innermost region of the eye (retina) provides the key that allows my office to open the door to the diagnosis and management of many […]

Link of beta blockers

Link of beta blockers and the increased risk of cataracts.Researchers in Australia found that taking beta-blockers in tablets to reduce hypertension or intraocular pressure (glaucoma) accelerated cataract formation. The researchers tracked almost 3,700 people aged 49 or older for 10 years looking at a variety of risk factors.      

Eyelash Enhancement and Make-A-Wish

As mentioned in previous blogs my office has been using Lumigan (bimatoprost) to enhance the growth of eyelashes. Allergan, the manufacturer of Lumigan (marketed under the name Latisse (includes eyelash liner), has begun a national campaign to generate $1 million to support the foundation. This foundation is dedicated to granting the wishes of children who […]

Scientists developing gene therapies to treat retinitis pigmentosa

A neuroscientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ed Boyden, applied his “novel technology” in making nerve cells sensitive to light using it to activate specific neurons damaged in different diseases including retinitis pigmentosa. This technology centers on channelrhodopsin-2, a light-sensitive protein derived from algae. When it is delivered to the brain or eyes via gene […]

Presbyopia and Contact Lenses

Presbyopia (loss of focusing happening over 40 years of age) is guaranteed to happen so what’s new in contact lens treatment?? Go to www.goodbyereaders.com for information about presbyopia and multifocal contact lenses.

Alternative To Eye Drops Being Developed

Eyenovations has developed an alternative to eye drops for patients with glaucoma. Co ntact lenses can deliver drugs to the eye for a month or more. Researchers from Children’s Hospital Boston and the Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infirmary modified contact lens materials to carry medication then developed a hydrogel lens with a polymer film inside […]