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Light May Exacerbate Migraine Pain

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center say they have figure out why light makes migraines worse. They have discovered retinal cells that travel along the optic nerve to the brain contain neurons that become electrically charged during a migraine which intensifies the pain.

Radiation Therapy for Age Related Macular Degeneration?

Oraya Therapeutics, Inc. is enrolling subjects to demonstrate the effectiveness of low-energy X-ray radiation treatment of wet stage ARMD.

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”.

Routine Eye Exam vs. Medical Eye Exam

The type of eye exam you have is determined by the reason for your visit or your chief complaint, as well as your diagnosis. Most insurance companies focus on the reason for your visit. Routine vision exams usually produce diagnosis such as nearsightedness or astigmatism while a medical exam produces diagnoses such as conjunctivitis.

Which Eyeglasses Fit Your Face?

When choosing eyeglasses, keep in mind that the frame should enhance the shape and features of your face. Choose a contrasting shaped frame to complement the shape of your face, for example:1) Oval- almost any frame will complement an oval shaped face2) Round- choose a geometric shaped frame (rectangular) to make face appear longer.3) Oblong- […]

Control Your Hypertension!

Hypertension raises the risk for stroke, heart disease, heart failure, kidney disease and damage to the eyes. You can control your blood pressure by controlling diet (reduce the amount of salt and make sure you consume enough potassium), utilizing diuretics or similar medications, get enough sleep, reduce your stress, control your weight, exercise and reduce […]

Eye Test May Detect Alzheimer’s Years before Symptoms Develop

Researchers from University College London used fluorescent markers that attach to dying cells in the brain of mice which can signal the early onset of Alzheimer’s. Research has shown that cells start to die ten to 20 years before the symptoms of Alzheimer’s become evident

Radiation Therapy for Age Related Macular Degeneration?

Oraya Therapeutics, Inc. is enrolling subjects to demonstrate the effectiveness of low-energy X-ray radiation treatment of wet stage ARMD.

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”.

How Diet and Medication Can Affect Cataract Development

Health Day reported that according to two published studies a healthy diet helps guard against cataract formation (hazing of the natural crystalline lens of the eye). They also found that some medications affect sensitivity to the sun (antidepressants, diuretics, antibiotics and Naproxen reliever) as well as increase the risk of age related cataracts.

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