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Eye injections help vision loss in diabetes.

For the past 20 years, Julio has taken medication daily to treat his diabetes, but it was still a shock when he suffered a hemorrhage in his right eye more than a year ago.

“I could see blood,” said the 46-year-old from Kendall, who did not want his full name used. “It started with minor bleeding and I couldn’t see from my right eye.”

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Zika Virus

 

Zika Virus, also known as ZIKV, is the latest infectious disease threat to capture the attention of the American public. With its origin in Brazil, the host country of this year’s Summer Olympics, and its association with potentially severe birth defects, Zika understandably has many people concerned.

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Life hack for better sleep:  Reduce Blue Light exposure at night

We all know UV light (ultra-violet) is harmful to our eyes, but did you know that blue-violet light (emitted with from artificial sources or the sun) can also cause health issues? With our kids all using Chromebooks or other tablets for school work in and out of class, they are being exposed to a lot more screen time than they were even 5 years ago. In a Harvard article Blue Light has a Dark Side, their research shows a strong link between evening blue light exposure and poor sleep. We’re finding that our kids are more susceptible to this effect than adults, so much so that the American Medical Association deems this a public health issue.

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More Computer Time May Be Causing Nearsightedness in U.S. Kids

Eye experts suggest boosting outdoor time to get young eyes focusing on distant objects

More Computer Time May Be Causing Nearsightedness in U.S. Kids.

 

Children who spend lots of time indoors and on computers and other electronic devices may be raising their risk for nearsightedness, a panel of U.S. ophthalmology experts suggests.

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Childrens Eye Exams. Here’s Why Oldest Children Are More Likely to Be Nearsighted

 

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It could have to do with new parents investing more in their education according according to a recent Time Magazine article we want to share with you.

If you’re an oldest child, stereotypes suggest you’re probably organized, an overachiever, perhaps a tad bossy.

And now, science suggests you’re probably also more nearsighted than your younger siblings, too.

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‘Zombie’ contacts damage teen’s eye

 

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. — A pair of Halloween-themed cosmetic contact lenses bought to turn a teen into a zombie instead damaged her cornea, partially blinding her right eye, her family said.

Leah Carpenter, 17, a Lakeview High School senior from St. Clair Shores, bought a $26 pair of colored contact lenses at a Mount Clemens, Mich., weekend public market where a couple of other girls prepping for a powder puff football game bought similar lenses.

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Glaucoma Eye Doctor Graphic

Eyecare Associates provides Glaucoma Eye Doctor treatment options. Glaucoma is the term used to describe any of a group of related eye disorders that cause damage to the optic nerve–the structure that transmits visual information from the eye to the brain. In most cases, glaucoma is associated with elevated pressure inside the eye (intraocular pressure, or IOP) that occurs because fluid produced inside the eye does not drain properly. If uncontrolled or left untreated, glaucoma can eventually lead to blindness.

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