~It's Allergy Season~ Some studies show that pollen seasons are getting longer and more intense across the country. Several over-the-counter and prescription medications can help with allergy symptoms. We’ve all read labels on over-the-counter cold and allergy medications that say ‘do not take if you have glaucoma.’ It really depends on which type of glaucoma you have. Antihistamines and decongestants
Doctor, I Have a Question. What is the Role of MIGS Procedures in a Doctor’s Arsenal of Treatment Options?
~Doctor, I Have a Question. What is the Role of MIGS Procedures in a Doctor's Arsenal of Treatment Options? Question answered by: [caption id="attachment_4482" align="aligncenter" width="214"] Robert D. Fechtner, MD[/caption] There is a real role for minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS), but we have to have realistic expectations going in. Every glaucoma procedure has an efficacy side and a safety
Eye Pressure (feat. Chavanne Poulard & Marie Luce Brutus)
Please enjoy this great song about checking your eye pressure. https://youtu.be/ahN2HevAtxg
Looking Ahead: Maintaining Good Vision During Your Golden Years
~Looking Ahead: Maintaining Good Vision During Your Golden Years~ [caption id="attachment_4447" align="aligncenter" width="359"] Image by Pexels[/caption] As you advance in age, your body may not be as resilient as it once was but good vision is paramount in ensuring your safety and quality of life. That’s why it’s important to book regular optical checks, in order to catch and
Harnessing Artificial Intelligence to Improve Glaucoma Management: Challenges & Opportunities
Join us on Wednesday, June 8th at 5pm where Dr. Linda Zangwill, PhD will discuss the how artificial intelligence can be used in improve glaucoma management. This webinar will provide basic information about artificial intelligence (AI) in ophthalmology, and an overview of the latest developments in the use of AI to automate and improve the management of glaucoma. Dr.
Glaucoma: Seeing the Light at the End of the (Nano)Tunnel
At the lab of Dr. Adriana Di Polo at the University of Montreal, researchers are paving the way for the development of therapeutic approaches to protect pericytes and their nanotubes. The goal? Restoring vascular health and vision in glaucoma. In living animals, as in humans, the retina uses the oxygen and nutrients contained in the blood to function properly. This vital exchange takes place through capillaries, the thinnest blood vessels in all organs of the body. Pericytes are small cells that wrap around capillaries.
Using Artificial Intelligence to Disentangle Glaucoma Pathogenesis
Please join us on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 5pm Eastern Time on Zoom where Dr. Louis Pasquale will talk about how artificial intelligence will impact glaucoma prevention and treatment. Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is a disease subtype defined by chronic, progressive, and irreversible retinal ganglion cell (RGC) loss without clinically evident causes for either elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) or optic nerve degeneration.
Are You Protecting Your Eyes?
~Are You Protecting Your Eyes?~ Winter is not over yet. And it can wreak havoc on your eyes. Fortunately, following a few cold weather eye tips can help keep your eyes safe. Heaters and dry wind can aggravate dry eyes during the winter months. Dry eye syndrome, particularly common among older adults, is mostly caused by a deficiency in the
Do You Have a Problem with Contrast Sensitivity?
~Do You Have a Problem with Contrast Sensitivity?~ You’re not alone. Loss of contrast sensitivity is an extremely common condition associated with aging – and a common problem for people with glaucoma. Contrast sensitivity is what allows us to detect things like different shades of the same color. It refers to the difference in luminance or color that makes an
Doctor, I Have a Question. What are some of the greatest advances in glaucoma treatment?
~Doctor, I Have a Question. What are some of the greatest advances in glaucoma treatment? Question answered by: [caption id="attachment_4257" align="aligncenter" width="152"] Jeffrey M. Liebmann, MD[/caption] As physicians, our goal is to preserve vision and quality of life for all our patients. Our populations are ageing and life expectancy is increasing, which means that there will be more people with