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The findings suggest that there is a need for increased screening and interventions to identify and address treatable causes of vision loss. A slit lamp, with its high magnification, allows the eye care professional to examine the front of the patient's eye.

With the youngest of the baby boomers hitting 65 by 2029, the number of people with visual impairment or blindness in the United States is expected to double to more than 8 million by 2050, according to projections based on the most recent census data and from studies funded by the National Eye Institute, part of th

Posted on May 19, 2016
May is Healthy Vision Month which is not just about seeing an Eye Chart

David Watson has worn glasses to correct nearsightedness the majority of his life, and had his vision checked regularly to make sure his prescription was up to date. But when his wife convinced him to have a comprehensive dilated eye exam, he got a surprise.

Posted on May 2, 2016
Anti-VEGF treatment has greatly improved the prognosis for patients with AMD.

In a study of nearly 650 people with the eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD), half still had vision 20/40 or better, typically good enough to drive or to read standard print, after five years of treatment with anti-VEGF drugs that are injected into the eye.

Posted on May 2, 2016