Rates of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
April 13, 2009 — The number of cases of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) will increase substantially between 2010 and 2050 in the United States as the population ages, according to the results of a simulation model of future AMD rates published in the April issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology.
AMD and Blue Light Exposure
Because a combination of low plasma levels of antioxidants and blue light exposure from the sun is associated with certain forms of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), increasing intake of antioxidants may protect the eyes, according to the results of a study reported in the October issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology.
“Optomap” Arrives at Insight Optometry Clinic
Your Doctors are pleased to announce that we have added a new diagnostic imaging instrument to our clinical tools. The new "Optomap" by Optos arrived in November/06, and we have now had ample opportunity to come to appreciate it's capabilities.
NASA Approves Lasik Procedure
Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. (AMO) , a global leader in ophthalmic surgical devices and eye care products, today announced that the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) has approved the company's LASIK technologies for use on U.S. astronauts.
Vitamin Cocktail urged to battle cataracts
A cocktail of vitamin supplements that delay the development of cataracts could save the Canadian health-care system as much as $1.5 billion, a health sciences professor at the University of Western Ontario says.
New Drug for Diabetic Retinopathy
Ranibizumab appears to be useful in the treatment of a potentially blinding eye condition called macular edema that can afflict people with diabetes.
Update on Macular Degeneration-Scientific article
Research data from , Scotland and the United States update macular degeneration knowledge.
Novelty Contact LensCauses Vision Loss
Over the Counter Supply of Novelty/Coloured Contact Lenses can have Devestating effects on vison as demonstrated by this unfortunate 13 yr old girl.
Carbohydrates and Cataract Development
Carbohydrate intake in older nondiabetic persons is related to the development of nuclear and cortical lens opacities, researchers reported.
Cholesterol-Lowering Statins Might Help Eyes
Anti-cholesterol statin drugs help improve blood circulation in the retina.
New Hope for Optic Nerve Disease
Newly discovered oncomodulin helps damaged nerves regrow.
Promising New Treatment for Macular Degeneration
Avastin®, a drug that has been developed for colorectal cancer, is now surfacing as a potential treatment for those with wet macular degeneration who have failed other treatments.
Diabetic patients require regular visits!
"Diabetes damage has no pain or redness in the eyes, and so the patient can believe they're OK until the day they go blind,". (Florida Eye Center)
Experts closer to glaucoma cure
More than 65 million people - mainly elderly - suffer from glaucoma.
Pop Open a Bottle of Bubbly, the Right Way!
Every year careless celebrating leads to serious injuries...
Passive Smoking Doubles Risk.....
Passive Smoking Almost Doubles Risk Of Degenerative Eye Disease
What Causes Dry Eye in Women?
Omega-3s May Help Fight Dry Eye Syndrome
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetic Eye Disease: Vision Loss Can Be Prevented.
Bacterial link with Macular Degeneration?
Bacterium were found to be present In Eyes With 'wet' Age-Related Macular Degeneration in this Harvard Medical School Study.
Fish Oil for Dry Eyes
Omega-3 fatty acids help dry eye patients.
Cigarettes linked to Blindness
Cigarette smokers are far more likely than nonsmokers to go blind late in life...
Retinal Problems and Excess Body Fat
Excess Body Fat May Elevate Risk for Age-Related Eye Diseases.
Visual Side effects from Herbal Supplements
Commonly used herbal supplements such as ginko biloba and Echinacea can have ocular side effects.
Bringing Sight to the Blind
Melding high-tech materials and technology with advanced surgical methods to restore sight...
Macular Degeneration Gene
Gene's Discovery Could Help Prevent A Leading Cause Of Blindness In The Elderly.
Gene Therapy may help Glaucoma Patients
Researchers in the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology at the Université de Montréal and the Department of Ophthalmology and Powell Gene Therapy Centre at the University of Florida have developed a novel gene therapy strategy that may treat glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness worldwide.
Glaucoma Treatment-latest updates
Glaucoma treatment can be complex....surgery or medications therapy?
Halifax Optometry Clinic assists in recovery efforts after the tsunami
Dr.David Dobbelsteyn was approached by one of our long term patients, Tissa Amaratunga, who was leaving soon for his hometown in Sri Lanka that had been hit by the tsunami. Tissa's brother (who works in a medical clinic operated by the Lion's Club in Sri Lanka) had called him and indicated they were in desperate need of an eye biomicroscope.
"1 800 Contacts" Sells Counterfeit/Contaminated Contact Lenses
Contaminated (Pseudomonas bacteria) Contact Lenses quietly recalled by "1 800 Contacts". Patients not informed....
Surgery for Macular Degeneration Complications Doesn't Improve Vision
Surgery for AMD Complications Doesn't Improve Vision-new results from National Eye Institute Study
Vision Loss and Blood Pressure Control
Recent research shows that diabetic patients show less sight loss with well-controlled blood pressure...
Counterfeit Contact Lenses on Internet!
Counterfeit contact lenses being sold over the internet places patients at risk...
Further Proof of the Danger of CL Wear Without a Prescription
Case report showing dangers of poor/no followup for contact lens wearers.
Diabetes and Your Eyes
Diabetic patients have special needs to consider during their frequent visual assessments.
Emotional Impact of Eye Patching Therapy for Children
Children needing Eye-Patching Therapy in youth found to be Emotionally "OK"...
New Contact Lens Material!
New Advanced Material in the "Acuvue Advance" Lens a Huge Success in USA. Now available exclusively at our office!
Images on the tip of your Tongue!
This article describes amazing research to assist blind individuals with unique electrical stimulation utilizing the tongue.
Allergy Season in Nova Scotia
New release regarding Allergies and Tips for Coping!
New Contact Lens for Dry Eyes!
Acuvue Advance is Here!
Focus Night and Day Contact Lenses
Focus Night and Day Contact Lenses now Available for safe overnight wear!
Canadian Vision Care Project
Last year Drs. Gray and Dobbelsteyn participated in volunteer vision care projects in Saba, Anguilla, and St. Maartens with Canadian Vision Care.