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Monthly Archives: December 2015

How to Combat Winter Dry Eyes

Dry eyes affect nearly everyone, and it is no secret that the cold, dry air of our Canadian winters do not really help dry eye symptoms. When it comes to the chilling affects of the colder months, many suffer from irritated, dry or tearing eyes. Being exposed to the harsh winter winds outside and the… Read More

Understanding the Two Types of Eye Pain

Eye pain can happen because of obvious reasons like an eye injury. Other times, you may have no idea why your eye hurts. Whatever the reason, eye pain (or ophthalmalgia) is common and generally does not indicate a serious condition. Most often, the pain settles on its own, without the need for treatment. However, there… Read More

The Effect of Sleeping Patterns on IOP

Recent studies have revealed that the way in which you sleep may affect your intraocular pressure (IOP). Researchers at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. found that sleeping on a wedge-shaped pillow that elevates the head 20 degrees reduces night-time IOP, which would thereby help control or reduce the risk… Read More

New Eye Drop Treatment in Development for AMD

Researchers at Harvard University’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and the University of New Mexico in the US are experimenting with a new eye drop treatment called Vasotide. This drug is expected to treat retinal conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Early results show Vasotide reduces inflammation and… Read More

Top Causes of Ocular Injuries: Fights and Falls

A recent study conducted by John Hopkins University finds that fights and falls account for the majority of eye injuries and hospitalization in the US. According to their findings, it appears that many instances of severe ocular trauma, as well as their associated costs to the healthcare system, could have been avoided. The study focused… Read More

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