Retinal Scans May Help Diagnose Dementia

A new study by a team of scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has shown that early signs of Alzheimer’s could be detected by a noninvasive retinal scan. Led by Dr. Maya Koronyo-Hamaoui and Dr. Yosef Koronyo, the study demonstrates that a simple retinal scan can identify Alzheimer’s patients, who are are more likely to develop brownish amyloid plaques, or deposits… More →

4 Eye Conditions Caused by Alcohol Consumption

It is well documented in the medical field that excessive alcohol consumption is responsible for over 60 medical conditions, including eye disorders. Just how badly can too much alcohol damage the eyes? Eye disorders caused by too much drinking vary from short-term red eyes too long-term complications of a more serious nature such as macular degeneration, cataracts, and full-blown blindness.… More →

Homeless Eye Health Alliance Launched

Vision Care for Homeless People has started the Homeless Eye Health Alliance. This is a program that is designed to provide eye care to the less fortunate. The charity’s goal is to provide eye care to 40 percent of the homeless population by the year 2020. It is estimated that 31 percent of the homeless population is currently being served… More →

How Gene Therapy Treats Inherited Retinal Diseases

The U.S Food and Drug Administration in October 2017 revealed their plans to recommend gene therapy as a way to treat inherited retinal diseases. These diseases usually cause a gradual loss of sight that eventually leads to total blindness.     What are Inherited Retinal Diseases (IRDs)?     Inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) are rare eye problems that are caused… More →

Recent News Article About Eye Health/ Innovations

Failure is the mother of all success; Google has faced major setbacks in trying to launch a social network to rival Facebook. But none the less that did not deter Google from achieving their set goals. It seems Google has something to show for all their hard work.     In an interview by the Congress Google, Facebook and Twitter… More →

It is not just the Color of the Eyes, But the size of the Limbal Ring

People will tend to judge others based on the appearance of their eyes. The presence of a limbal ring is something that has always been overlooked, though unknowingly – we use it to judge how young, healthy, or even attractive someone is.     What is a Limbal Ring?     The limbal ring is a single or multiple dark… More →

Importance of Therapy Treatment in Retinal Diseases

According to a recent article written by Kiersten Boyd on 30th October 2017 and reviewed by Abdhish R Bhavsar MD, people suffering from any form of the retinal disease that causes their blindness may regain their vision with the arrival of a new gene therapy treatment.   Treatment of some inherited retinal diseases as a result of the RPE65 mutating… More →

Eye Innovations for People Suffering from Blindness or Visual Impairment

The National Eye Institute recently highlighted new eye health innovations aimed at assisting people suffering from blindness or low vision. Many of these innovations are aimed at helping people who have lost their vision to accomplish simple daily tasks like crossing busy streets and navigating office buildings. A majority of the innovations are taking advantage of computer vision. This is… More →