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Phakic Intraocular Lenses for Nearsightedness

(Original post from https://www.aao.org/eye-health/news/phakic-intraocular-lenses-nearsightedness ) Written by: Celia Vimont Reviewed by: Jeffrey Whitman MD OCS Feb. 27, 2017 For people who are unable to have LASIK or similar laser vision correction surgery to treat their nearsightedness, there is another option: implanting an intraocular lens. A recent study found the Phakic intraocular lens (IOL) has been… Read More


Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Ontario Health Insurance Plan)

Date: 2013 The Ombudsman received four complaints in 2011 about the lack of funding for a relatively new eye surgery known as “CXL” – Corneal Collagen Cross Linking – which involves a riboflavin solution treatment for keratoconus, a condition that causes thinning of the cornea and vision loss. All four complainants had been recommended for the… Read More


LASIK Vision Correction and how it effects your Quality of Life

If you wear glasses, you know exactly what it feels like to wake up in the morning and not see the alarm clock. You know the sinking feeling you get when your friends are going swimming and you start to wonder if wearing your contact lenses under water would actually do you harm – until… Read More


Combined Cross-linking with Femtosecond Laser Assisted Intracorneal Ring Implantation For Improved Corneal Strength in Keratoconus

  Keratoconus is a degenerative condition of the eye. This progressive disorder causes the cornea, the front part of the eye, to change in structure, thin, and eventually to alter into a more cone-shaped appearance. It can lead to decreased vision, distortion and deterioration in vision, as well as light sensitivity.   There are treatment… Read More


Jimmy Fallon with Mitt Romney; Romney will be fighting Evander Holyfield to raise money for a charity called Charity Vision.

Jimmy Fallon said that his first guest, Mitt Romney, will be fighting Evander Holyfield to raise money for a charity called Charity Vision. It was to help doctors operate on people around the world and cure them of blindness. Read more at http://guardianlv.com/2015/03/jimmy-fallon-and-mitt-romney-secret-best-friends/#OBscb2RfICQtZIWf.99 CharityVision is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a focus on empowering local… Read More


Canadian Winter and the dreaded Dry Eye Syndrome

There’s no denying that there comes a point in time when everyone hopes for the harsh Canadian weather to come to an end – hoping for an end to the dry hair, dry hands, and most importantly the dry or watery eyes. The most common indicator of dry eyes is the “tearing” experienced by thousands… Read More


Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Fish, and Vitamin D rich Foods may have a Protective Role in AMD.

Understanding risk factors in AMD development and progression can help us prevent AMD or stop it from getting worse. Nutrition has shown to play a vital role in eye health and AMD, and this area of study is actively being researched today. Recent US studies including: The Women’s Health Study and the “Carotenoids in Age Related Eye… Read More


Corneal collagen crosslinking with riboflavin and ultraviolet-A light in progressive keratoconus: Ten-year results

CXL was effective in treating progressive keratoconus, achieving long-term stabilization of the condition. It was easy to perform, had a good safety profile, and reduced the need for corneal transplantation. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2015 Jan;41(1):41-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2014.09.033.


Halloween Eyes

With October 31st just around the corner, now’s a better time than ever to talk about Halloween contact lenses. These decorative lenses definitely add an extra layer of detail to a costume, and can help one to really stand out from the crowd. Lenses like these can be bought cheaply at outlet stores and costume… Read More


Whole-Exome Sequencing and Autosomal Retinis Pigmentosa

Whole-exome sequencing is an innovative technique currently being used to discover genetic defects that cause retinal disease. As genetic screening technologies continue to rapidly accelerate, methods of preventative care are improving. Whole-exome sequencing is a very promising development for the field of ophthalmology, specifically with the discovery of mutations in the gene HK1 and its… Read More


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