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Anti-VEGF plus omega-3 decreases vitreal VEGF-A in AMD patients

August 27, 2014

The combination of omega-3 supplements and anti-VEGF treatment lowered vitreous vascular endothelial growth factor A levels in patients with wet age-related macular degeneration, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology.

Rezende and colleagues conducted a prospective, single-center clinical trial consecutive interventional case series study that was randomized and open label.

Astaxanthin and the eye

August 21, 2014
Even while on vacation (visiting my son in Kauai), I try to get caught up on some educational reading. I just happened along an article on the Designs for Health blog…
Perspectives on Glaucoma

Study: Glaucoma patients have lower reading ability, engagement

August 19, 2014
Patients with glaucoma read less and have a lesser reading ability, according to a study recently published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.As…

Alphaeon acquires nutrition company PRN

August 1, 2014
Alphaeon Corp. announced it has acquired Physician Recommended Nutriceuticals in a transaction worth up to $55 million.Physician Recommended Nutriceuticals (PRN)…

Blepharitis Management: Current Thinking and Clinical Insights

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7/25/2014
Blepharitis Management: Current Thinking and Clinical Insights
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Bacterial Conjunctivitis Challenge

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10/28/2013
How much do you know about bacterial conjunctivitis treatment? Each question on this challenge features expert…
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Anti-VEGF plus omega-3 decreases vitreal VEGF-A in AMD patients

August 27, 2014
The combination of omega-3 supplements and anti-VEGF treatment lowered vitreous vascular endothelial growth factor A levels in patients with wet…

Astaxanthin and the eye

August 21, 2014
Even while on vacation (visiting my son in Kauai), I try to get caught up on some educational reading. I just happened along an article on the…
Perspectives on Glaucoma

Study: Glaucoma patients have lower reading ability, engagement

August 19, 2014
Patients with glaucoma read less and have a lesser reading ability, according to a study recently published in Investigative Ophthalmology &

Alphaeon acquires nutrition company PRN

August 1, 2014
Alphaeon Corp. announced it has acquired Physician Recommended Nutriceuticals in a transaction worth up to $55 million.Physician Recommended…

BLOG: Adequate zinc levels are important to overall health

July 31, 2014
There has been some recent controversy about supplementing with zinc and age-related macular degeneration. The original Age-Related Eye Disease Study…

BLOG: Butter in your coffee?

July 14, 2014
If you’ve ever attended any of my lectures, you know that I come down hard on coffee for several reasons. However, if you listened carefully…
Meeting News Coverage Video

VIDEO: Reed addresses controversies in nutrition, metabolic syndrome

June 30, 2014
Kim Reed, OD, addressed debate surrounding the use of omega-3s and prostate cancer risk as well as the popular media discounting multivitamins. She…
Meeting News Coverage Video

VIDEO: Chous speaks on nutrition, metabolic syndrome

June 30, 2014
Paul Chous, OD, summarizes highlights from two panel discussions: one covering the roles of vitamin D, beta carotene and mesozeaxanthin, and another…
Industry News

BLOG: Does fish oil cause prostate cancer?

June 25, 2014
I received a comment on my last blog regarding the study linking omega-3 fish oil and prostate cancer. There have been several responses to this…
Industry News

BLOG: Many clinicians still unaware of nutrition’s role in eye health

June 10, 2014
At a recent meeting, Anshel and colleagues discussed the role of nutrition for ophthalmologists. While the Ocular Nutrition Society (ONS)…
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