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→

The Rate of Corneal Ulcer Infections Increasing in Contact Lens Wearers

One of the leading eye care centers in the nation, the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, has reported that the rate of corneal ulcer infections is increasing at its institution.  The cornea is the clear outer layer of the eye.  If an infection develops in the cornea it is called a corneal ulcer.  These infections are Read More→

Toxoplasmosis–The Cat Disease that can Blind

Toxoplasmosis is caused by a parasite.  It is estimated that 60 million people in the U.S. carry this parasite.  Around 22.5% of Americans have been affected, but some tropical countries have infection rates as high as 95%!  Cats are the definitive host for the disease and when they are actively infected they shed the parasite Read More→

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