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U of M researcher says Viagra may cause permanent vision loss in some men

...said Howard Pomeranz, M.D., associate professor of ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. "NAION is a much more serious condition because it can lead to permanent vision loss." All of the patients had at least one arteriosclerotic risk factor, including hypertension, diabetes, hypercholestero...

Schepens scientists regenerate optic nerve for the first time

...e Research Institute and an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. "This is the closest sc...t Schepens Eye Research Institute and professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. In addition to the thousands of Americans blinded by glaucoma and injurie...

Macular degeneration patients benefit from self-management training

...ng to Barbara Brody, M.P.H., clinical professor of ophthalmology at UCSD and director of Community Ophthalmology, at the Shiley Eye Center, and first author of the paper. These sessions include helping patients discuss their disease and describe their limitations to others, which is often difficult for AMD patient...

New study links lead exposure with increased risk of cataract

...umberg, Sc.D., assistant professor of medicine and ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and lead author of the study. "While lead in both the tibia and patella was associated with an increased risk of cataract, tibia lead was the best predictor of cataract in the study sample." According to Schaumberg, cataract...

University of Utah study suggests cellular waste to blame for a form of blinding eye disease

...ntre Nijmegen. Zhang is an assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the Moran Eye Center. He is also an investigator for the Program in Human Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Utah's Eccles Institute of Human Genetics. ...

University of Utah vision researchers identify genetic cause of rare eye disease in Utah family

...to Kang Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Utah. "The idea behind this research actually came from a 1984 paper that identified symptoms of this disease in 23 members of a 96-member Utah family. After reviewing the original study, we decided this woul...

New ways identified to treat 'lazy eye' in children: Beyond eye patches and daily drops

...id Oscar Cruz, M.D., chairman of the department of ophthalmology at Saint Louis University and a researcher in the ... Bradley Davitt, M.D., associate professor of ophthalmology at Saint Louis University also participated in the research. ...

Growing epidemic of wet AMD ushers in new era in treatment of the disease

... Donald D'Amico, M.D., professor of ophthalmology at Harvard University and associate chief of ophthalmology for clinical affairs at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, is optimistic about the future of t...

Herbal, nutritional supplements linked to ocular side effects

...erick W. Fraunfelder, M.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology in the OHSU School of Medicine and the OHSU Casey Eye Institute, found side effects ranging from dry eye to retinal hemorrhages and transient visual loss. Most of the side effects were associated with higher doses and topical application. While none ...

Grants from Research to Prevent Blindness to support eye researchers surpassed $8 million in 2003

... awards included research grants to departments of ophthalmology at 44 medical schools throughout the United States. With the addition of the new individual awards, a total of 192 individual ophthalmic scientists conducted research with RPB funds in 2003. In the same period of time, 883 scientific papers publishe...

Oxygen therapy may improve vision worsened by diabetes

....D., senior author of the study and a professor of ophthalmology and neuroscience at Hopkins' Wilmer Eye Institute. For the study, published in a recent issue of the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, the researchers studied nine eyes of three men and two women, ages 52 to 69, who had type 2 di...

UNC study may help predict premature infants at risk of total blindness

...r. Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, associate professor of ophthalmology in UNC's School of Medicine. The new findings appeared in the April issue of the journal Retina. Hartnett is the study's lead author. Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is an eye disease causing 550 cases of blindness annually in the United States and ...

Statins and aspirin may protect against severe vision loss in elderly

... said Jacque L. Duncan, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology at UCSF and senior author of the study. Of the few earlier studies of the possible relationship between statins and either early or late AMD, three supported an association and one did not. All these studies involved relatively small numbers of peopl...

Wavefront-guided LASIK improves contrast sensitivity

...cademy spokesperson Scott MacRae, MD, professor of ophthalmology and visual science at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, said, "I agree that customized wavefront treatments should be incorporated into refractive surgery practices because they minimize higher-order aberrations that ar...

Orthokeratology contact lenses cause permanent vision loss in children

...Eye Clinic in Cleveland and associate professor of ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University's Department of Ophthalmology. "However they need to consider this option carefully. Corrections to the refractive error may be only temporary. However, the contact lenses can cause some discomfort at the very least...

Potentially blinding eye disease more prevalent than previously thought

... Permanente and an assistant clinical professor of ophthalmology at the Francis I. Proctor Foundation and the University of California, San Francisco. "This is important since uveitis is a common cause of ocular complications, including blindness. Because the problem is more common in an older population, we need...

New risk factors for retinal disorder identified

...Academy spokesperson Jose Pulido, MD, professor of ophthalmology and head of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois, Chicago, said, "The main message from this study is that there are multiple underlying conditions that can result in CSCR. Therefore, it is important for Eye M.D.s to discuss ...

Optic nerve disease may cause sleep disorders

...N. Van Gelder, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences and of molecular biology and pharmacology at the School of Medicine. In recent research, Van Gelder found that the retina contains not only the photoreceptor cells called rods and cones, which translate light into vision, but it a...

Researchers identify key risk factor for cataracts

... lenses is the most expensive item in the Medicare ophthalmology budget, representing more than half of the money s...M. Holekamp, M.D., associate professor of clinical ophthalmology at Washington University, to measure oxygen levels in the vitreous chamber of patients prior to a vi...

Medical experts say cataract and refractive surgeries merging

... remarks, moderator Walter Stark, MD, professor of ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, said that because cataracts are the major cause of blindness worldwide, he expects there will be more lens exchanges. Morcher Implant Devices Samuel Masket, MD, clinical professor of ophthalmology, UCLA Jules Stein Eye I...

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