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NTG: The Nocturnal Blood Pressure Factor

Evidence indicates that large dips in blood pressure at night correlate with progression in normal-tension glaucoma patients. Carlos G. De Moraes, MD, New York City 2/10/2014 One of the many challenging forms that glaucoma may take is so-called normal-tension glaucoma, in which elevated intraocular pressure appears to play a less-meaningful part in the equation; these patients […]

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Novel contact lenses enable more effective glaucoma drug delivery

According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, approximately 2.2 million Americans have glaucoma – a leading cause of blindness in the US. Now, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles have created nanodiamond-embedded contact lenses that they say could improve the treatment of the condition. This is according to a study published in the journal ACS […]

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ReLEx there’s a life beyond the lens, waiting for you.

“I could suddenly carry out work and pursue hobbies unhindered without a worry about my glasses or contact lenses. It was like a heightened sense of freedom. My self-confidence soared when I ReLExed.” Seeing is living. And we live through our eyes. They are the lenses that capture the world around us. Every moment, every […]

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When LASIK is not enough for myopia

Surgical options are increasing for higher levels of nearsightedness. By Elizabeth Yeu, MD Myopia is the most common refractive error — in the United States alone, it affects between 25% to 41% of the population. While myopia vastly differs amongst various ethnicities, it appears there may be truth to our parents’ incessant nagging during childhood to […]

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Brain can classify images seen for only 13 milliseconds

Thursday 16 January 2014 Computer processing speeds seem to exponentially increase every year. But a new study suggests that the original computer, the human brain, can process images the eyes see for only 13 milliseconds – a speed much faster than previously thought. The study, conducted by neuroscientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), […]

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Google reveals smart contact lens prototype that tracks glucose for diabetics

Associated Press, January 17, 2014 Google unveiled Thursday a contact lens that monitors glucose levels in tears, a potential reprieve for millions of diabetics who have to jab their fingers to draw their own blood as many as 10 times a day. The prototype, which Google says will take at least five years to reach consumers, is one […]

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Sleeping on One Side May Worsen Glaucoma: Study

Reuters Health Information Sleeping on One Side May Worsen Glaucoma: Study January 09, 2014 By Shereen Jegtvig NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Jan 09 – In a new study from South Korea, people with worsening glaucoma on just one side were also more likely to sleep with the affected eye facing downward. The researchers say that position raises […]

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Who Is Likely To Get Dry Eye Syndrome After LASIK Surgery Discovered By Scientists

Scientists at Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, have found that people with a certain low level of tear production are more likely to develop chronic dry eye syndrome after LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis), laser refractive surgery to correct near- and far-sightedness than those with more plentiful tears. Dry eye syndrome is one of the most […]

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Statement on the quality of life after LASIK

Multiple studies have documented that LASIK surgery is safe and effective and has an excellent patient satisfaction rate. Based worldwide reviews, an average 95.4% of patients were satisfied with their outcome after LASIK surgery. With 16.3 million procedures performed worldwide, and more than a decade of clinical studies and technological innovation, LASIK surgery should be […]

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How a Leftover Thanksgiving Dinner Gave Us LASIK Surgery

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2013—It was the day after Thanksgiving in 1981, and like most others across the nation, Rangaswamy “Sri” Srinivasan, a researcher at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York, had brought some turkey with him to work. The difference between Srinivasan and everyone else was that the scientist had no plans […]

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