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Why do I need an injection in my eye?

injectionIntravitreal Injections Injections into the eye, specifically into the vitreous or gel filled cavity of the eye, are called intravitreal injections. Anti-vascular endothelial growth factors(anti-VEGF) are probably the most commonly injected agents.  They are used to treat wet age related macular degeneration(ARMD) (What exactly is Macular Degeneration?), diabetic retinopathy (Diabetic Retinopathy...
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Macular Degeneration and Stem Cell Therapy

stemcellsThere has been recent publicity surrounding stem cell treatment with devastating results in 3 patients with age related macular degeneration.  In March, the New England Journal of Medicine published a case report of three patients who went to a clinic in Florida that purported to use fat cells from their abdomen...
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Red Eye: Should I go to the Emergency Room?

mud in your eyeAt some point, you might have been the victim of this scenario: you rub your eye really hard, or walk into something, or just wake up with a red, painful, swollen eye. However it happened, your eye is red, you’re possibly in pain, and you’re worried. What do you do next?...
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What Causes Glaucoma?

Researchers have recently discovered what may be one of the root causes of Glaucoma.  An investigation done at Northwestern University has revealed that people with glaucoma have "stiffer" cells in Schlemm's canal (part of the drainage system in the eye that removes fluid from within the eye) http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140912215119.htm.  These stiffer cells...
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