Contact Lens At Risk for Amoebic Infections

As more and more people wear contact lenses worldwide, increasingly more cases of a destructive eye disease have been appearing over the past several years. The disease is called amoebic keratitis (AK). In the U.S., there are 1-2 cases per one million contact lens users. AK is a very painful eye infection and if not […]

Ophthalmologist Volunteers for Ghana

Ophthalmologists at OCLI Prepare Medical Student for Volunteer Trip to Ghana Nadimire Jules, a second year medical student at Drexel University College of Medicine, recently returned from a very special journey to Ghana, where she spent one month helping local ophthalmologists provide eye care to those living in rural villages. Nadimire received hands-on training for […]

Vitamin C and Stomach Cancer

Vitamin C and Helicobacter pylori A study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) has found that the lower the level of vitamin C in the blood the more likely a person will become infected by Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria that can cause peptic ulcers and stomach cancer. This is the […]

Prevent Blindness Elects Two New Members

Marge Axelrad and James Murphy Join National Organization to Help Save Sight CHICAGO (Aug. 6, 2009) – Prevent Blindness America, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization, has announced that Marge Axelrad, senior vice president and editorial director of Jobson Medical Information, LLC, and James Murphy, vice president and general manager, consumer products […]

Making Eye Exams a Part of Back to School

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Children across the country are gearing up for a new school year. Before heading back to the classroom, the American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends a visit to the optometrist. Healthy vision is an important part to the learning process and success in school. Reading, writing and computer work are […]

EyeCare America and Prevent Blindness Team Up

Eye Care America and Prevent Blindness Team Up To Help Preserve Vision Against Cataracts. National Non-profits Provide No-Cost Educational Materials and Eye Exams to Seniors during National Cataract Awareness Month this August August 3, 2009 – San Francisco, CA –Did you know that cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss among adults 55 and […]

Reduce Eye Fatigue and Improve Vision

BURLINGTON, N.J., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Most people over the age of 40 begin to experience Presbyopia which is the increased difficulty to focus on nearby objects. Although this age related phenomena is usually assisted by reading glasses, a current study performed at the Kajita Clinic in Tokyo, Japan and published in March, 2009 has […]