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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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Is Coffee Bad for Your Eyes?

coffeepic Coffee and Your Eyes The National Coffee Drinking Trends report showed that 62 percent of more than 3,000 people who participated in the online survey said they had drunk coffee the previous day, which is interpreted as daily consumption. This was up from 57 percent in 2016, said the report,...
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Top 6 Reasons to wear your Sunglasses

lower eyelid basal cell cancerWe are about to embark on another great summer season here at the Jersey Shore.  Apropos to the coming increase in our exposure to sunlight, our blog this week is about sunglasses. Sunglasses are not just a fashion statement.  They provide an important means of protecting your eyes from problems that...
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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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I have Macular Degeneration-Should I take Bilberry?

macular degeneration and bilberryI Have Macular Degeneration -  Should I Take Bilberry? Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), a low growing shrub that produces a blue colored berry, is native to Northern Europe and grows in North America and Asia.  It is naturally rich in anthocyanins which have anti-oxidant properties. During World War II, British pilots in...
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Bilberry

I have been taking bilberry 25% anthocyanidins for just over five months - in a lesser amount than suggested but I have definitely... Read More
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