Posts From July, 2012

Bone Drugs May Hurt Eyes

Woman who are taking drugs to prevent bone-thinning osteoporosis should be aware that they may be at increased risk for developing serious inflammatory eye disease.  Researchers have found that women taking bisphosphonates for the first time had a 45 percent increased risk of developing uveitis and scleritis. (Uveitis is inflammation of the middle layer of… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jul 20 2012
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OPHTHALMIC ULTRASOUND

  Because the eye is the only organ that allows a non-invasive glimpse of its interior, it may seem a simple matter to assess its health. Not all ophthalmic conditions, diseases, and circumstances lend themselves to easy inspection.  Fortunately, the ophthalmic ultrasound has emerged as an important non-invasive tool for visualizing structures of the inner… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jul 11 2012
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OUT OF THE CORNER OF YOUR EYE

There is certainly more to good vision than simply looking straight ahead with sufficient clarity. This is why a comprehensive eye exam is so important. Among the many aspects of vision that the ophthalmologist will want to carefully assess is “peripheral vision,” or side vision. Peripheral vision is instrumental in ensuring driving safety by helping… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jul 9 2012
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The Sun: Friend or Foe

Summertime presents a great opportunity for outdoor sports, cookouts, and sunbathing.  Despite the warmth of the sun, the sun can cause damage to skin and eyes.  In the past 30 years, the incidence of skin cancer exceeds all other cancers.1   Eyelids are particular susceptible to skin cancer. Excessive sun exposure can also lead to… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jul 6 2012
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HOW AGING EYES AFFECT HEALTH

While health experts have wondered what might trigger age-related conditions such as insomnia, memory loss, and even depression, few suspected that the eyes would be to blame. New research indicates that the gradual yellowing of the eye lens and narrowing of the pupil , which occur with age, disturb the body’s “circadian rhythm,” or body… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jul 2 2012
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