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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?” Well the width of the angle is imperative for numerous reasons the 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 fluid also known as aqueous humor circulates and nourishes...Read More

New Therapy For Uveitis
New Therapy For Uveitis If not properly treated chronic 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 therapies leading to improved quality of life for patients with this potentially blinding disease. Accounting for an estimated 10-15 per cent of blindness in North Ameri...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 procedure including possible night vision problems today s laser vision correction is exceptionally safe and effective. The level of laser technology patient screening protocols and the overall standard of care provided ...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 Japan led by Akiyoshi Kitaoka of Kyoto s Ritsumeikan University monitored brain activity as participants viewed the Rotating Snakes illusion where concentric cir...Read More

Nutrition and Vision
Nutrition and Vision Similar to the rest of the body exercise 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 body exercise and balanced nutrition play an essential role in maintaining healthy eyes. Proper nutrition can help prevent or delay several eye conditions and it is a principal factor contributing to eye development and ...Read More

Nutritional Supplements May Have Adverse 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 supplements and 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. His findings are published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology this month. The resea...Read More

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