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Tech Brings Big Changes to Vision Care

Technology is rapidly transforming the practice of medicine as we’ve known it. For one, we’re doing more and more of it from a distance. Even before the pandemic, virtual medical appointments had risen 33% over the previous year, and today,…

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Can Eye Specialists Diagnose Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a devastating condition that steals your memory, your personality, and finally, your life. It affects 1 in 10 Americans aged 65 or older, and two-thirds of its victims are women. It kills more people than breast…

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Bionic Eyes: The Future Is in Sight

Artificial Photoreceptors Could Save Sight for Millions Remember Geordi La Forge from Star Trek: The Next Generation? Sightless from birth, yet able to see an electromagnetic world, hidden from the rest of us, through a futuristic bionic visor. It’s all…

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Dry Eye Disease: Not Tearing Up Can Tear You Down

Fun fact: Our tears aren’t just salty water. They’re a precisely mixed cocktail of fatty oils, water, mucous, and more than 1,500 proteins, including, growth factors, antibodies, lipids, and mucins. Together, they form a nourishing film that blankets and protects…

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Eye Exams: Serious as a Heart Attack

Your eyes may be the windows to your soul, but perhaps more importantly, they’re mirrors offering clear reflections of nearly every organ system in the human body. In fact, an ophthalmic exam can help diagnose more than two dozen types…

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