New Responsiblities in my Personal Life

Today’s post is of a more personal nature.  Many of you already know that three months ago I was called to be the stake president for the Fort Collins Colorado Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon).  There was an article about this in the Coloradoan so many of my patients Read More→

Adding Lutein and Zeaxanthin to Your Daily Vitamins Slows Macular Degeneration

  The Age Related Macular Degeneration Study 2 (AREDS 2) data supports removing beta carotene and replacing it with lutein and zeaxanthin to decrease the progression of macular degeneration.   Macular degeneration is a disease where the macula (the central part of our vision) begins to wear out as we age.  It affects the ability to Read More→

Is Too Much Time Indoors Ruining Our Children’s Eyes and Causing a Nearsighted Epidemic?

Several different studies suggest that spending time outdoors decreases your chances for Myopia.  Myopia is a disease often called “nearsightedness” where the eye grows too long, making distance vision blurry.  Unfortunately, the percentage of individuals affected by the disease is growing.  In the United States the percentage of individuals with myopia is up 65% since Read More→

Does Aspirin Use Cause Macular Degeneration?

Scientists pouring over the data from the Beaver Dam Project found an unanticipated association between regular use of aspirin and advanced macular degeneration.  In this blog I will review the data and what it really means for aspirin users that are worried about macular degeneration. The Beaver Dam Eye Study is a fascinating project funded Read More→

Slower Eye Movements in Glaucoma Patients

A recent study in Eye and Brain, Nov 2012, found evidence that patients with glaucoma had a delayed reaction time with their eye movements.  Glaucoma is a disease where the nerve cells that send vision information from the eye to the brain progressively stop working, starting with peripheral vision and then moving towards the center.  Read More→

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