June, 2010

Estimates of Global Cost of Vision Loss at $3 Trillion

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Global visual loss costs nearly $3 trillion for the 733 million people living with low vision and blindness worldwide in 2010, according to a report from the AMD Alliance International (AMDAI). A key recommendation of the expert panel was frequent screenings for people with diabetes and the elderly.   Read more at www.amdalliance.org/en/

Femtosecond Laser shows ability to reverse age induced cataracts.

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

The same laser that we use to created an incision in the cornea during LASIK surgery is now being studied as a tool to reverse the natural aging color change of the human lens known as cataracts.  Researchers in Denmark have used the femtosecond laser to bleach the yellowing change that occurs with cataract development. ...  read more