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|Narrow Angles |
“Narrow angle” refers to the shallow space between the cornea at the front of the eye and the coloured iris that lies just behind the cornea. You might be thinking“What does that have to do with anything?” Wellthe width of the angle is imperative for numerous reasonsthe most important of which is proper eye functioning. A nutrient-rich clear fluid is constantly being produced in the front part of our eyes. The fluidalso known as aqueous humorcirculates and nourishes ... Read More|
|New Therapy For Uveitis |
New Therapy For Uveitis
If not properly treatedchronic inflammation causes scarring and leads to irreversible vision loss.
A preliminary clinical trial conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)found that an investigational treatment for uveitis seems to have many fewer side effects than existing therapiesleading to improved quality of life for patients with this potentially blinding disease. Accounting for an estimated 10-15 per c... Read More|
|Night Glare After Laser Surgery (TLC Branded) |
|Concerned about Night Glare Following Laser Vision Correction?
Over the past several years there has been a lot of coverage on the issue of night glare and laser vision correction which has raised many questions. While there will always be risks associated with any surgical procedureincluding possible night vision problems today s laser vision correction is exceptionally safe and effective.
The level of laser technologypatient screening protocol... Read More|
|Not Just Your Imagination |
Not Just Your Imagination: The Brain Perceives Optical Illusions As Real Motion
Ever get a little motion sick from an illusion graphic designed to look like it s moving? A new study suggests that these illusions do more than trick the eye; they may also convince the brain that the graphic is actually moving.
Researchers in Japanled by Akiyoshi Kitaoka of Kyoto s Ritsumeikan Universitymonitored brain activity as participants viewed the Rotating Snakes i... Read More|
|Nutritional Supplements May Have Adverse Effects |
Nutritional Supplements May Have Adverse Ocular Effects
Side effects ranging from dry eye to retinal hemorrhages and transient visual loss were found.
A large proportion of North Americans use herbal medicines or nutritional supplementsand many people taking these products are unaware of the adverse reactions they can cause. An Oregon Health & Science University researcher reviewed reported cases of ocular side effects associated with these products. H... Read More|
|Nutrition and the Eyes |
Nutrition and the Eyes
Similar to the rest of the bodyexercise and balanced nutrition play an essential role in maintaining healthy eyes.
Routine eye examinations by your eyecare practitioner are an important part of a comprehensive health program. Similar to the rest of the bodyexercise and balanced nutrition play an essential role in maintaining healthy eyes. Proper nutrition can help prevent or delay several eye conditionsand it is a principal factor contribu... Read More|