Dry Eyes

The other day I just could not work on the computer. My eyes were hurting and I simply could not focus on anything.I had this problem for the last few weeks but just ignored it thinking I was working too hard, but today it was just unbearable. My eyes were red, they were painful and I had blurry vision.The doctor took one look and said I had dry eyes and I needed treatment ASAP. I panicked but then he said that there was no cause of panic and that proper treatment would help me get ri.... Continue reading

A Game-Changing Treatment for Children with Lazy Eye

Most adults can remember a time from their childhoods where they observed another child wearing a pirate-like eye patch – and not at Halloween. In fact, maybe they were the child wearing the eye patch.Whether the child was the observer or the wearer, the chances are that the eye patch was worn to treat what is colloquially called “lazy eye,” a condition known to medical specialists as amblyopia where one eye is weaker than the other.Amblyopia occurs in about 3 percent of children and .... Continue reading

Eyelash Extensions – Yay or Nay?

What You Should Know Before Heading To The Salon. Eyelash extensions are individual lashes, made of a synthetic fiber such as nylon, which a professional aesthetician glues one by one to each of your top lashes. Using long, pointed tweezers, the tech brushes a single synthetic lash in a dab of adhesive. With another pair of tweezers, she separates the natural lashes to isolate just one. Then the synthetic lash is placed on the natural lash, holding it for a few seconds while the glue bonds. The.... Continue reading

Glaucoma Diagnosis and Treatment-Get Checked

Glaucoma is often called the "sneak thief of vision", as it can go unnoticed until it’s too late. It is a leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 60. Glaucoma causes damage to the optic nerve and the condition deteriorates over time.

It is caused by fluid buildup in the frontal part of the eye. And the increased fluid in turn increases the pressure in the eye, thereby damaging the optic nerve. The damage can lead to per.... Continue reading

ARVO 2018: Dr. Steve Rose Reports on CRISPR/Cas9 for Inherited Retinal Diseases

FFB’s own Dr. Steve Rose, chief scientific officer, reviews our commitment to funding and exploring CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing for inherited retinal disease in the video below.FFB currently funds CRISPR/Cas9 projects at four institutions:Johns Hopkins University (retinitis pigmentosa caused by the P23H mutation in RHO) Columbia University (RP caused by the D190N mutation in RHO) Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (RP caused by a mutation in RP1) UCLA (Usher syndrome 1B caused by a m.... Continue reading

ARVO 2018: Studies Show Mediterranean Diet May Lower Advanced AMD Risk

Audio version:Several research studies have suggested that the Mediterranean diet (MeDi) – which is rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, cereals, and fish – may be good for your health, including lowering your risk of an early visit from the grim reaper.Known as the EYE-RISK CONSORTIUM, a large international research collaboration found that the MeDi reduced the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by 39 percent. The researcher’s .... Continue reading

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