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World Sight Day

Today is world sight day, which brings awareness to global blindness and vision impairment. Did you know that about 285 million people around the world have a visual impairment? The good news is that 80% of blindness can be prevented or cured (WHO). Get involved and raise awareness by making eye health a priority for… Read More

93% of Millennials Forgo Preventive Care Even With Health Insurance

A new study out shows that millennials are highly indifferent to scheduling healthcare visits with their doctor, even if that visit is covered by insurance. What’s the RX for getting younger Americans in for a check-up – more education and a kick in the pants, medical experts say. The data tells the tale. According to research from… Read More

Tired of Eye Drops?

Long term non surgical glaucoma treatment is on the horizon. Sustained released medications have long improved patient compliance by delivering medication slowly. Research on micro practical injections of Dorzolamide may allow twice yearly glaucoma treatment. Research for Johns Hopkins in Baltimore has shown long term success in treating rabbit glaucoma. (Mol Pharm. 2016 Sep 6;13(9);2987-95…. Read More

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Revolutionary Approach to Treating Genetic Disease

This month, therapy for human genetic disease entered a new era. In Dravet syndrome, a defective gene causes insufficient production of a needed protein product, leading to seizures by age one year and high risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Treatments to control these seizures have limited success; Dravet syndrome became the first disease for… Read More

Coughing Complications

“I wanted to be left alone, so whenever someone came close, I started coughing.” That sounds like a pretty aggressive way to establish social distancing, but clearly an effective strategy. What is a cough, exactly?  And when is cough more than just a cough? Basically, a cough consists of three main parts: Stimulation of respiratory… Read More

How Good is Doctor YouTube?

Doctor Google will see you now!   The Internet, particularly Google and YouTube, have become the primary sources of medical information for patients as well as medical professionals.   On balance, this proliferation of freely accessible material is a huge benefit to humanity.  But how good is the information posted online?  Of particular interest, how accurate is… Read More

Blue light filters: fact vs. myth?

I get questions about blue light glasses every day. Are they a good idea?  The answer depends on what problem you think they solve. On the one hand, blue wavelengths are known to cause oxidative damage to retinal cells, and a lifetime of exposure does appear to contribute to cataract formation and the development of… Read More

Intense Pulsed Light: Put the Best Face on It

Are your eyes red and burning?  The problem may extend past your eyelids.  Many skin conditions affect the eyelids and ocular surface, especially oil gland and blood vessel problems like rosacea.  Often this may cause a minor eye nuisance, easily managed with relatively simple intervention, like an occasional artificial tear drop. When the eye issues… Read More