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Current Genetic Eye Disease Research on Fuch’s, Leber’s and Retinitis Pigmentosa

Current research on genetic eye diseases focuses mostly on genetic therapies. Scientists have learned how to sequence DNA at a relatively low cost. New tools for modifying genetic materials, such as the CRISPR, have opened the door for new treatments and even cures. Certain eye disorders are caused by mutated genes and genetic predispositions. This article highlights current research into four genetic eye disorders: Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy Leber s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy Leber Congenital Amaurosis (congenital retinal blindness) Retinitis Pigmentosa Fuchs


5 Tips to Help Reduce Digital Eye Strain

How many hours a day do you spend staring at a screen? An hour? Three to four hours? More? According to recent findings from The Vision Council, more than 83% of Americans spend more than two hours a day with their eyes fixed on a screen. And that stat shouldn t surprise anyone. From the living Read More

What Kids Want to Ask an Eye Doctor

School is back in session and in the midst of getting their books, backpacks, and annual eye exams before heading back to class, kids had several burning questions they wanted to ask about their eyes. So we let them! Stephanie Kirschbaum, OD, tackled some of those tough questions on #AskAnEyeDoc. What kind of exercises can Read More

How One Doctor is Fighting Myopia in Her Own Home

When it comes to eye health, Dr. Dawn Gammon knows exactly what to expect. She s been a practicing optometrist for more than 21 years. So when her son Ryan was diagnosed with myopia at nine-and-a-half years old, she wasn t the least bit surprised. Both his dad and I were nearsighted beginning in elementary school, Gammon Read More

Vascular Support Package 1 and 2 for Retinal Support and Eye Circulation

The eye has a delicate vascular system. Eye circulation brings oxygen and nutrients to the eyes. It also removes waste products. The choroid is the part of the eye that circulates blood. Fats and blood clots that damage the arteries can also clog the arteries and veins in the eyes. This condition is common as Continue reading Vascular Support Package 1 and 2 for Retinal Support and Eye Circulation [Read More ]

Two Eye Washes for Irritated Eyes

Eye washes provide natural relief for irritated, inflamed eyes. Natural Eye Care recommends eye washes for a wide variety of eye conditions. Good lid hygiene can both soothe and prevent eye irritation. Eye irritation can be caused by conjunctivitis, bacterial or viral infections, dry eyes, hormonal changes, allergies, drug side-effects, dehydration, excessive screen time, windy Continue reading Two Eye Washes for Irritated Eyes [Read More ] Source: Daily Dose of Eye Care