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  • Can Niacin help Prevent Glaucoma?

    Apr

    22

    2017

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    Maybe, according to the latest research in the Journal Science. Researchers showed that adding vitamin B3, also known as niacinamide, to the drinking water prevented glaucoma in mice genetically predisposed to glaucoma. People can be genetically predisposed to glaucoma as well. If glaucoma runs in your family, you are six times more likely to get...

  • Botox Can Help Cure Depression

    Apr

    12

    2017

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    Like you needed another reason to get Botox.  Botox, which has become a household name for its ability to reduce overactivity in the face to reduce fine lines and wrinkles now may have another indication: depression. More than 3 million Americans suffer with depression annually. It is a common but serious mood disorder that results in...

  • Oculocin for the Skin

    Apr

    10

    2017

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    Natural Eye Drop found to be Good for Skin  Recently we told you about Oculocin Propo an all natural eyedrop used abroad for the treatment of Dry Eye Disesase and Conjunctivitis.  It contains only natural ingredients, Propolis, aloe vera, chamomile, and no preservatives or artificial agents.  A big plus for Oculocin is that it doesn...

  • Flap Striae and Wrinkles from Prior Lasik corrected with EpiLasik

    Apr

    09

    2017

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    Flap Striae Wrinkles from prior Lasik – Correction with EpiLasik In Lasik and other vision correction treatments like Raindrop lens we create a flap on the cornea.  You can think of this flap like a book cover that we lift for laser reshaping of the cornea or to place a lens underneath for vision correction.  In the early days of...

  • New treatment for Retinal Detachment - New Published Research

    Apr

    05

    2017

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    New Treatment for Retinal Detachment Today scientists at the University of Tokyo, (Fast-forming hydrogel ..... Hayashi et al Nature Biomedical Engineering 2017), just reported success in repairing retinal detachments in rabbits in a brand new way by injected a newly created gel substance inside the eye. When retinas detach, they move away from...

  • "Stem Cell" treatment of Macular Degeneration does more Harm than Good - New England Journal of Medicine

    Apr

    03

    2017

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    A new study published by the New England Journal of Medicine (Vision Loss after Intravitreal Injection of Autologous “Stem Cells” for AMD Kuriyan et al) demonstrates that a clinic in Florida touting stem cell treatment for Age Related Macular Degeneration has blinded 3 patients.  At the time of this report three patients have come...

  • Nashville and Memphis Allergies worst in the Country - Red Itchy Eyes

    Mar

    29

    2017

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    Nashville and Memphis Allergies Among the Worst in the Country It’s not your imagination. If you are noticing some red, runny eyes, sneezing and runny nose along with the new spring blooms and blossoms, welcome to spring.  About one third of the country right now is experiencing moderate to high allergies but the Southeast including...

  • SOS - Small Opening Syndrome - Another cause of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and Dry Eye

    Mar

    21

    2017

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    The Meibomian Glands (MG), named after Dr. Heinrich Meibom after he made a detailed study of the anatomy in 1666.  These glands are located on the lid and can measure in length from 2 to 6mm with openings on the margin.  The MG are responsible for producing the fatty layer of our tear to prevent evaporation.  Over 80% of dry eye is...

  • Vision Expo East Hot Topic - New Look at Smart Glasses

    Mar

    20

    2017

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    A New Look at Smart Glasses Google glasses were introduced in 2013 to great fanfare with the idea of making wearable technology a way of life. The lucky few that were chosen by Google to wear the technology were named “Glass Explorers” were invited to the Google facility to pay 1500 per pair, and receive special one on one training....

  • What does the Ides of March have to do with Healthcare Reform?

    Mar

    15

    2017

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      On March 15, 44BC Julius Caesar was murdered after being declared Dictator for Life by the Senate.  Since that time the date has been significant because several political events have taken place on this date like the Tsar of Russia abdicating.  The date was picked as the day for the start Brexit.  William Shakespeare made us...