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Macular degeneration is occurring earlier —and the culprit may surprise you
Macular degeneration is occurring earlier —and the culprit may surprise youIn an increasingly technologic world, blue light—omitted by devices like cell phones and computers—is inescapable. It’s important to know how it contributes to AMD, and how your patients can take steps to protect their eyesight with three easy tips from Alan Mendelsohn, MD.
The poor man’s red/green testOne morning, as a few faculty members were squeezing in a workout before work, the topic arose of how to use the red-green (Duochrome) test most efficiently in clinic.
Sunwear and the science of lightLight is both a particle and a wave, it has healing energy and harmful energy, and it is so fast that it travels the 24,901 miles around the earth seven and one half times in one second. In order for us to understand how to best manage light with sunglasses, we first have to understand some basic science of light.
Photoactivation holds promise for keratitis treatment
Photoactivation holds promise for keratitis treatmentThe same photoactivation process used in collagen cross-linking for keratoconus can kill bacteria without the need for the oxygen responsible for the biomechanical effects, potentially pointing toward better treatments for keratitis, according to Olivier Richoz, MD, PhD.
Bad blue light, macular pigment, and prescriptive carotenoidsOur sun, modern indoor blue LED lighting, cell phones, and computer displays all emit “bad blue” radiation defined as a wavelength band of 435 nm ± 20 nm.
IPL for PDT produces better results than blue light, dermatologist saysIntense pulsed light (IPL) may facilitate more efficient photodynamic therapy (PDT) than blue-light PDT, according to expert at Cosmetic Surgery Forum.
"Eye-gonomics" and computer glasses key in preventing CVSDigital eye strain is becoming an increasingly common problem for Americans, and optician's need to be more proactive in discussing the problem with their patients. So said Michael Vitale, ABOM, LDO, NCLEC, lens division liaison for The Vision Council, who stressed the lack of public awareness of what have been dubbed "computer glasses" at Vision Expo West.
"Eye-gonomics" and computer glasses key in preventing CVSDigital eye strain is becoming an increasingly common problem for Americans, and optician's need to be more proactive in discussing the problem with their patients. So said Michael Vitale, ABOM, LDO, NCLEC, lens division liaison for The Vision Council, who stressed the lack of public awareness of what have been dubbed "computer glasses" at Vision Expo West.
How digital devices are affecting visionIf I were to say to you, “My patient is suffering from DES,” what would be your initial thought? Dry eye syndrome? Possibly. However, now more than ever, we are seeing more and more patients suffering from digital eye strain. Let’s face it: we live in a digital world.
Exploring new options in ophthalmic lensesPhiladelphia—With new products coming onto the market all the time, Joy Gibb, ABOC, highlighted some of the latest options in ophthalmic lenses at the American Optometric Association’s Optometry’s Meeting.