Taking simple steps can help protect your sight

American Academy of Ophthalmology provides tips to help keep eyes at their best during Healthy Vision Month in May. Approximately 37 million adults in America have age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, or glaucoma, all of which can cause visual impairment or blindness, according to the National Eye Institute (NEI). However, recent studies show that making […]

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JulEYE Shifts Focus to Kids Eye Health

Optometrists are urged to speak to their patients about the importance of monitoring children’s eye health during JulEYE – the annual eye health awareness campaign run by RANZCO (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists). Now in the third week of JulEYE, RANZCO Fellow, Professor Frank Martin AM said parents are uniquely placed to […]

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Could eye drops replace injections for AMD?

Eye injections used to treat blindness-causing disorders such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may face competition in the future. Recent research from University College of London’s Institute of Ophthalmology found—through animal models—that eye drops may be a viable alternative treatment. Researchers were able to deliver significant concentrations of nanoparticles loaded with the AMD drug Avastin to the […]

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