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AREDS2 Altering the Path to Slow Macular Degeneration

AREDS2 Altering the Path to Slow Macular Degeneration

(Taken from mivision online http://www.mivision.com.au/areds2-altering-the-path-to-slow-macular-degeneration/)   Results from the AREDS2 Study were released in May this year. The Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) has adopted its findings and manufacturers of eye health supplements have moved quickly to deliver new products to reflect the updated formula. The primary purpose of the AREDS2 study, conducted by the American […]

Blood Vessels in the Eye Linked With IQ, Cognitive Function

Blood Vessels in the Eye Linked With IQ, Cognitive Function

(Story taken from Science Daily http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130603135533.htm) June 3, 2013 — The width of blood vessels in the retina, located at the back of the eye, may indicate brain health years before the onset of dementia and other deficits, according to a new study published inPsychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.  Research shows that younger […]

Sensational Spring: The Dreaded Dry Eye Season

Sensational Spring: The Dreaded Dry Eye Season

(taken from online optometry publication “mivision”) Spring is such a sensational time of year… but spare a thought for the four million Aussies and one million Kiwis suffering dry eye, a condition further exacerbated by the warm breezes and pollens that mark the season…  Dry Eye Disease: The Symptoms Pain when blinking Gritty feeling inside […]

Increased time spent outdoors may reduce myopia progression in children

Increased time spent outdoors may reduce myopia progression in children

Two studies this month show a link between daylight and myopia. A cross-sectional study in Denmark, where the day’s length day varies from 7 to 17.5 hours over the year, shows that myopia progression and axial eye growth seem to decrease in periods with longer days and to increase in periods with shorter days. A second prospective study compared myopia […]

Eyeball Licking (Oculolinctus) Can Be Dangerous, Doctors Warn

Eyeball Licking (Oculolinctus) Can Be Dangerous, Doctors Warn

Eyeball-licking fetishism, also known as “oculolinctus” or “worming”, has become a popular way of expressing affection or inciting sexual arousal in Japan. Doctors warn that it is linked to a serious risk of virus conjunctivitis, other eye infections, and even blindness According to the Japanese website Naver Matome, the oculolinctus craze in the country among […]

Study Finds Danger in Just One Cigarette

Study Finds Danger in Just One Cigarette

(Published on Australian optometry magazine “mivision” June 2013) A new study provides another compelling argument for why smokers must quit. Smoking just one cigarette significantly decreases choroidal thickness for over three hours, which reduces blood flow to the retina. In doing so, it puts smokers at greater risk of ocular disease such as age related […]

Do you have Glaucoma?

Do you have Glaucoma?

Approximately 50% of people with Glaucoma do not know they have it. DO YOU THINK GLAUCOMA IS HAVING HIGH EYE PRESSURE? Latest research reveals that Glaucoma is much more than just having high IOP . (Intraocular Pressure). You can have high pressure and NOT have Glaucoma. Additionally, you can have normal pressure and suffer from […]

Omega-3 may keep blindness at bay

Omega-3 may keep blindness at bay

New research suggests omega-3 fatty acids can help prevent retinopathy, which causes abnormal blood vessels to grow in the retina – the seeing part of the eye. Retinopathy is an eye disease that can lead to blindness in premature babies and people with diabetes. Vision loss can be caused by these abnormal vessels detaching from […]

Orthokeratology may slow Myopia Progression

Orthokeratology may slow Myopia Progression

According to a new Japanese study, Orthokeratology may reduce myopic progression in children. Orthokeratology uses special contact lenses to temporarily treat myopia. Myopia, or short sightedness, progresses due to the increase in axial length (front to back) of the eye. These researchers studied how overnight wear affects this increase in children. 92 children were split […]