Glenn Beck recently announced he may be going blind from macular dystrophy. That would be more accurately stated as macular corneal dystrophy and should not be confused with macular degeneration. Macular corneal dystrophy is an uncommon disorder of the cornea of the eye and macular degeneration is unfortunately a fairly common condition of the central retina inside the eye.
Current Research Shows that Biotrue Performs Contact Lens Disinfection Better than Other Solutions Bausch & Lomb has introduced BiotrueTM, their new multi-purpose solution for soft contact lenses. BiotrueTM promises to outperform other competitive solutions and to function like the tears of your own healthy eyes.
Air Optix Night and Day Aqua 30 day continuous wear soft contact lenses are now even better The Air Optix Night and Day Aqua soft contact lenses have replaced Focus Night and Day lenses which were discontinued on March 16, 2009. The primary benefit to patients that use the "new and improved" Air Optix Night & Day Aqua lenses is that they offer better comfort than the predecessor lenses (Focus Night & Day). In fact patients preferred the new AirOptix Night & Day two to one over the Focus Night & Day. The comfort improvement is a result of a change in the design of the lens and the way it interacts with the cornea. The angle of interaction has been changed to make the contact lens more comfortable and to improve the ability for the lens to stay moist and not dry out on the eye. The net result is quicker adaptation and better comfort while wearing the new Air Optix Night & Day Aqua. The proprietary lens material also minimizes the rate of dehydration of the lens on the eye and the ultra smooth surface of the lens helps to reduce deposits on the lens and maintain better comfort.
Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) is a Serious Eye Infection that Should be Treated by an Experienced Eye Doctor Anyone that watched the NBC Sochi Olympics coverage during the first few days could only have empathy for Bob Costas as he battled a severe eye infection. His swollen, red, watery eye continued to get worse and also spread to his other eye. It finally forced him to be completely replaced and taken off the air forcing NBC to scramble for a replacement. It is my opinion that Bob Costas had epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC). Since I did not have the privilege of examining him personally, I can only make that diagnosis from watching him on television and hearing his complaints about his eyes on air. If my diagnosis is incorrect, please accept my apology. However, it is worth learning about the condition so you can avoid the complications.
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CooperVision (NYSE: COO) recently announced that its Biofinity brand of soft contact lenses is the fastest growing contact lens brand in the U.S. The number of new patients wearing Biofinity lenses grew faster than any other frequent replacement contact lens brand in the past 12 months with its toric (for astigmatism) lenses leading the monthly toric category. Although the lenses are not FDA approved for 30 days of continuous lens wear, they are approved for seven days and six nights of extended wear.
What is Pink Eye? How do You Get Pink Eye? Pink eye is actually a non-medical term that is commonly used to describe the medical condition called conjunctivitis. Some actually define pink eye as a certain type of conjunctivitis, such as an acute epidemic type of bacterial conjunctivitis; however, most eye doctors would probably assume any reference to pink eye as one of the various types of conjunctivitis.
Exercise with Some Limits is Believed to be Beneficial for Glaucoma Patients In most cases exercise is good for glaucoma patients if performed properly. Although there are a few exceptions, some research supports the benefits of moderate exercise for glaucoma patients. The exercise should be moderate and not extreme since there is now research showing extreme exercise creates large amounts of free radicals within the body, which can have its own set of problems.
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