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Bionic Eye

  • Bionic Eye Being Tested for Dry AMD Monday, July 27, 2015

  • The Argus II retinal prosthesis, commonly known as the “Bionic Eye,” is now being tested in people with late-stage dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Until now, the device had only been used in people with retinitis pigmentosa, which is less common than dry AMD.
  • BuzzFeed on the Good, the Bad and the Very Ugly in Contact Lens Care Monday, July 20, 2015

  • Have you ever taken a shower or swam in the pool while wearing your contact lenses? Or neglected to change out your contact lens solution? The American Academy of Ophthalmology and BuzzFeed would like you to stop it. Right now. And there’s a good reason: Keratitis, or inflammation of the cornea (the outer layer of the eye).
  • All Eyes on Bob the Minion Friday, July 17, 2015

  • As the latest installment of Pixar’s beloved Despicable Me movie franchise debuts this weekend, a lot of buzz seems to be circulating about one new character due to this distinct eye color. Meet Bob the Minion, who has one green eye and one brown eye, a condition which doctors call heterochromia.
  • Study Compares Eylea, Lucentis and Avastin for Diabetic Macular Edema Friday, July 17, 2015

  • The first round of results has been released from an ongoing study comparing current drug options for treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME). The study showed that all patients got significant improvement in vision with regular treatment with any of the three anti-VEGF drugs. All three drugs were needed, on average, 9 times in the first year, though some patients required 12 injections to get the maximum vision. Overall, there was a slightly better vision outcome in those patients who were taking Eyelea.
  • Consumer Reports Pulls Recommendation for Laundry Detergent Pods Thursday, July 16, 2015

  • Consumer Reports has announced that it will no longer include liquid laundry detergent pods on its list of recommended laundry detergents because of concerns about injuries to young children who eat or open the pods. In addition to the dangers associated with ingesting the detergent, eye exposure to can cause irritation, corneal scratches, chemical burns and other symptoms.

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