Latest News

Page 20 of 30« First...10...1819202122...30...Last »

January 7, 2014

There’s so much more in life to see

Posted in: Eye Conditions, Latest News

January is National Glaucoma Month The best years are yet to come. With more free time, you can set your sights on wonderful places to go and people to see. Just make sure you keep an eye on glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damages the eye’s optic nerve, which carries visual signals
read more »

January 6, 2014

More Reason to Quit Cigarettes

Posted in: Health and Nutrition, Latest News, Research and Developments

A new study has found further evidence of the risk of cataracts caused by cigarette smoking. A report published January 2, 2014 in JAMA revealed that smoking more than 15 cigarettes per day was associated with a 42% higher likelihood of cataract development compared to those have never smoked. In people who quit smoking for
read more »

December 17, 2013

Legislation Works Toward Medicare Reimbursement for Low Vision Devices

Posted in: Latest News

New legislation may establish a nationwide demonstration project to evaluate the fiscal impact of Medicare coverage for low vision devices. H.R. 3749, introduced by Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), would initiate the five-year demo project. It is intended to provide data that would assist Congress in making changes to the current Medicare
read more »

December 11, 2013

Time Between Lucentis and Eylea Treatments Found To Be Similar

Posted in: Latest News, Therapies, Treatments, and Procedures

The principal difference between the two leading FDA-approved anti-VEGF drugs, Eylea and Lucentis for treatment of retinal hemorrhage has been accepted as the difference in length of time between injections. A new study, however, found no significant difference in injection scheduling between the drugs. The overall mean days between injections differed by only 1.8 days
read more »

December 6, 2013

Low Vision Seniors Are Self-Limiting Their Driving

Posted in: Daily Living, Latest News

A new cross-sectional study has concluded that most patients with AMD-related central vision loss continue to drive, but that they demonstrate significant driving restrictions, especially with more severe visual acuity and contrast sensitivity loss. To determine if central visual loss is associated with driving cessation, driving restriction, or other-driver preference, researchers compared two groups of
read more »

December 6, 2013

AREDS Formula Does Not Prevent AMD

Posted in: Daily Living, Latest News

A recently completed study has shown that long-term daily intake of vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, and multivitamin supplements have no significant effect on prevention of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). For nearly a decade, a total of 14,641 US male physicians age 50 and older took various combinations of the supplements in dosages comparable to
read more »

December 6, 2013

Unequal Vision Can Cause Falling

Posted in: Daily Living, Latest News

New research reported in Optometry & Vision Science has shed light on the possibility that falling may be partially blamed on a common condition in older adults called anisometropia. Anisometropia is a condition in which a person’s eyes have unequal refractive power, meaning different levels of myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness). After assessing refractive error
read more »

November 26, 2013

You May See Better In The Clinic Than At Home

Posted in: Daily Living, Latest News

Research reported in the November online issue of JAMA Ophthalmology addresses the question of why patients often notice a big difference between their vision at home and their results on clinical testing. Results from the test charts was found to be up to three lines better in the clinic. 126 patients were recruited and studied
read more »

November 19, 2013

Get Old and AARP Host National Family Caregiver’s Month

Posted in: Latest News

November is National Family Caregiving Month, and caregiving is a priority topic for the Prevent Blindness community.  Nearly 1-in-3 Americans are caregivers who provide care estimated at $450 billion a year. Additionally, three-quarters of caregivers work in addition to caring for a loved one – which presents its own challenges.  We encourage you to take part in the following
read more »

November 16, 2013

NIH Study Finds Patients at High-Risk for Developing Wet AMD Benefit from ForeseeHome Monitoring System

Posted in: Daily Living, Latest News, Research and Developments

Results of the Home Monitoring of the Eye (HOME) study, show that participants at high risk for developing wet age-related macular degeneration (wAMD) using the ForeseeHome monitoring device strategy had significantly better preservation of their visual acuity than those used standard monitoring techniques. The HOME Study was a collaborative effort led by the National Eye Institute
read more »

Page 20 of 30« First...10...1819202122...30...Last »

Custom Wordpress design and web development by Jeff Roberts Web Design

WP-Backgrounds by InoPlugs Web Design and Juwelier Schönmann