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March is Eye Care Wellness Month!

Taking care of your eyes is just as important as taking care of the rest of your body and your mind. Your eyes are a principal way you experience the world and it is crucial to maintain that pathway. Here at Pacific ClearVision Institute we encourage you to take a moment and seriously consider your… Read More


Refractive Surgery Can Assist In Patients With Keratitis

  Ahhh, contacts. For those that might not wish to deal with the consistent cleaning and caring that glasses require contacts lenses are a viable vision correction option for millions of people here in the United States. While glasses require continued cleaning with a cloth and solution, contacts do require consistent cleaning to remove the… Read More


Use Great Care When Considering A Home Remedy For Your Eye Issues

We understand that most people would rather attempt to solve a minor medical issue by themselves at home, rather than go into the doctor’s office and get checked out. It’s a common occurrence and one that in most cases turns out just fine. However, when it comes to your eyes, what might seem like an… Read More


Women Face Higher Risk of Blindness

    What Follows is an article that our Friends at the American Academy of Ophthalmology recently put out. This information has some wonderful tips for our friends and patients here in the Greater Eugene community and beyond.  We thought we would pass it along as it has some valuable information on how to keep… Read More


Pocket-sized retina camera, no dilating required

It’s the part of the eye exam everyone hates: the pupil-dilating eye drops. The drops work by opening the pupil and preventing the iris from constricting in response to light and are often used for routine examination and photography of the back of the eye. The drops sting, can take up to 30 minutes to… Read More


Myopia cell discovered in retina: Dysfunction of cell may be linked to amount of time a child spends indoors

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a cell in the retina that may cause myopia when it dysfunctions. The dysfunction may be linked to the amount of time a child spends indoors and away from natural light. “This discovery could lead to a new therapeutic target to control myopia,” said Greg Schwartz, lead investigator and assistant… Read More


Fish oil component helps damaged brain, retina cells survive, shows research

A team of researchers led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has shown for the first time that NDP1, a signaling molecule made from DHA, can trigger the production of a protective protein against toxic free radicals and… Read More


Research on retinal pigment epithelial cells promises new future treatment for glaucoma patients

Scientific research builds its own momentum as one discovery triggers another, building an ongoing wave of unexpected possibilities. In the world of glaucoma, such a surge began when advances in stem cell research opened doors experts had never imagined. With this new perspective, they began to consider innovative ways to use specialized cells in the… Read More


A closer look at the eye: New retinal imaging technique

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have developed a new imaging technique that could revolutionize how eye health and disease are assessed. The group is first to be able to make out individual cells at the back of the eye that are implicated in vision loss in diseases like glaucoma. They hope their… Read More


Brain diseases manifest in the retina of the eye

Diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) may manifest as pathological changes in the retina of the eye. Research from the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) shows that retinal changes may be detected earlier than brain changes. Findings from mouse models suggest that eye examination could be used as a noninvasive screening tool for human… Read More


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