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BLOG: Changes in the blue light conversation – digital screens, retinal damage

April 13, 2016

Last week’s blog addressed how the blue light discussion has progressed from fringe to more mainstream, with topics including age-related macular degeneration, sleep disruption and digital eye strain, and product ads including nutritional supplements, lens materials and coatings, and lighting.

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Genetic factors, vitamin C intake influence cataract progression

March 24, 2016
Researchers reported the progression of nuclear cataract over a 10-year period is influenced by genetic factors, with a heritability of 35% in addition to vitamin C and…
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ZeaVision enhances online resources

February 26, 2016
ATLANTA – ZeaVision introduced its expanded and redesigned Eye Care Support Program Portal now available on its website.ZeaVision President Chris Barber said in a…
Perspectives on Glaucoma

Intake of green, leafy vegetables associated with lower POAG risk

January 25, 2016
Greater intake of dietary nitrate and green, leafy vegetables was associated with a 20% to 30% lower primary open-angle glaucoma risk, particularly with early…
Perspectives on Glaucoma

Fewer medications prior to SLT improve chance of success

April 25, 2016
One-year efficacy of selective laser trabeculoplasty in controlling intraocular pressure was limited in patients with…
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Proactive approach to OSD improves surgical outcomes, contact lens success

April 22, 2016
NEW YORK – Do not wait for a patient to say he or she has dry eye; assess his or her risk and symptoms and…
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Perspectives on Glaucoma

Glaucoma patients found to have greater risk of unsafe driving

April 26, 2016
Glaucoma patients at the greatest risk for unsafe driving exhibited slower performance on psychometric and mobility…
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BLOG: Changes in the blue light conversation – digital screens, retinal damage

April 13, 2016
Last week’s blog addressed how the blue light discussion has progressed from fringe to more mainstream, with topics including age-related…
In the Journals

Genetic factors, vitamin C intake influence cataract progression

March 24, 2016
Researchers reported the progression of nuclear cataract over a 10-year period is influenced by genetic factors, with a heritability of 35% in…
Meeting News Coverage

ZeaVision enhances online resources

February 26, 2016
ATLANTA – ZeaVision introduced its expanded and redesigned Eye Care Support Program Portal now available on its website.ZeaVision President…
Perspectives on Glaucoma

Intake of green, leafy vegetables associated with lower POAG risk

January 25, 2016
Greater intake of dietary nitrate and green, leafy vegetables was associated with a 20% to 30% lower primary open-angle glaucoma risk, particularly…

BLOG: Build your practice with digital eye strain

January 18, 2016
Does your practice need a boost? Do you feel like you are working harder for less? Are you feeling the pressure of the alternative channels patients…

BLOG: Should we prescribe blue-filtering IOLs?

December 2, 2015
I recently came across an interesting study by Nagai and colleagues looking at implantation of blue-filtering IOLs and the development of age-related…

BLOG: Carotenoid supplements may benefit those at risk for Alzheimer’s

November 5, 2015
I came across an interesting story in the New York Times the other day, seemingly unrelated to the topic of this blog, blue light. The story…

Conference highlights expanding benefits of carotenoids

Primary Care Optometry News, September 2015
David W. Nelson, OD, MBA
The Macular Carotenoid Conference, held in Cambridge, England, hosted research presentations that focused primarily on the carotenoids found in the…

Nutritional designed to help athletes see better

May 21, 2015
ZeaVision announced the launch of EyePromise Vizual Edge Chewable, a once-daily tablet intended to help athletes see better so they can react faster…
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BLOG: ‘Selling vitamins’ – another way to reduce patients’ risk

May 15, 2015
Last week I attended and led a discussion for my local study group meeting of the practice alliance I belong to. The topic was: What have you done in…
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