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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


Alzheimer’s disease proteins could be at fault for leading cause of vision loss among older people

Research from the University of Southampton gives new insight into possible causes of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss among people aged 50 and older. The study, published in the journal Experimental Eye Research, discovered that a group of proteins, which are linked to Alzheimer’s disease, are able to accumulate in… Read More


Woman who lost vision to diabetes shares experience to raise awareness

It was Labor Day 2015 when Rosetta Ivey-Foster, a 76-year-old retired bank clerk, learned first-hand how quickly diabetes can deteriorate vision. Swift action restored most of her eyesight. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes more than 25 years ago, Ivey-Foster had carefully managed her disease. That included getting regular comprehensive dilated eye exams to detect early… Read More


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