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Age-Related Macular Degeneration: 5 questions, 5 answers

02/21/2017

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of severe vision loss and legal blindness in adults over 60 in the U.S. It affects 14-24% of the U.S. population aged 65-74 and 35-40% of people 75 and older3. Though AMD alone almost...

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Bullseye: January Link Round Up

01/31/2017

One month into 2017 and the eye care industry has hit the ground running. Here are just a few articles that caught our eye this month.

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Glaucoma Awareness Month: 5 questions, 5 answers

01/31/2017

Guest Blog by Katherine Mastrota, MS, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO

 

Glaucoma affects nearly 3 million Americans and more than 60 million people around the world1. As one of the leading causes of blindness, with no known cure and few early symptoms,...

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Treating Dry Eye Symptoms After LASIK

01/09/2017

In 2015, approximately 600,000 people underwent Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) or other types of laser eye surgery to improve their vision. Whether suffering from nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, the lure of a life...

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Winter Eye Wonderland

01/03/2017
The temperature is dropping, it’s getting darker earlier and nothing sounds better than snuggling up by the fire with hot chocolate and a book. Yes, winter is coming! From more time spent inside to trying to keep the wind from whipping snow in...
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Myth or Miracle: The Amazing Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid

12/01/2016

The human body is a vastly complicated organism. For those outside the medical field, remembering all the different parts of a cell or describing exactly what the pancreas does can be just as complicated. So when you pick up a bottle of sunscreen...

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Diabetic Eye Disease 101

11/28/2016

This November, we are bringing awareness to National Diabetic Eye Disease Month. Diabetes affects 380 million people worldwide and is a leading cause of kidney failure, amputations, heart failure, stroke, and most pertinent, blindness. Defined by...

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Ruling Affirms Patent Claim for Paragon BioTeck’s R-Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Formulation

11/21/2016

Paragon becomes the first patent holder to survive a post grant review challenge

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 21, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE)  – Paragon BioTeck, Inc., (Paragon) announces a monumental ruling handed down by the United States Patent and...

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Leslie O'Dell, OD, FAAO, Addresses Increasing Need for Specialized Dry Eye Treatment

11/15/2016

Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO, tells Women in Optometry about opening the Dry Eye Center of Pennsylvania, a practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye disease. As part of Wheatlyn EyeCare, an established comprehensive optometric...

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Paul S. Koch, MD, and Thandeka Myeni, MD, MPH, Discuss the Use of Punctal Occlusion and Nutritional Supplements to Treat Dry Eye Disease

11/01/2016
Paul S. Koch, MD, co-founder and medical director of Koch Eye Associates, and Thandeka Myeni, MD, MPH, a practicing ophthalmologist in Warwick, RI, combine their expertise in this article on Glaucoma Today to explore punctal occlusion,...
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