Most of you reading this are aware of Vuity (AbbVie), the newly FDA-approved drug to reduce the need for reading glasses. Dr. Toomey and I discussed some of the preliminary information on the podcast before the drug was released. The data is very compelling. I met with one of their medical liaisons, and he gave […]

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In yesterday’s post about the association between cataracts and dementia, one of the variables that they solved for was the E4 allele of the apolipoprotein E gene (APOE4). The E4 allele of the apolipoprotein E gene (APOE) has been firmly established as a genetic risk factor for many diseases including cardiovascular diseases and Alzheimer’s disease […]

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A neat study from the August 2021 issue of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. High-Fat Diet Induces Inflammation of Meibomian Gland by Jinghua Bu et al studied mice that were fed a high-fat diet and how it affected the ocular surface. The giant grain of salt regarding this article is this. mice showed extreme hyperlipidemia […]

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We missed a week last week because of the craziness of Thanksgiving travel. There is a new podcast out now, though, discussing the link between severe glaucoma and cognitive impairment. I wrote a little blurb about this article already. You can subscribe to our podcast here or anywhere you find podcasts.

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We have all been told for years that smoking can increase risk for developing age-related macular degeneration. The study Association of Smoking, Alcohol Consumption, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, and Glycemic Risk Factors With Age-Related Macular Degeneration from the November 2021 issue of JAMA Ophthalmology, shows that there is a correlation between smoking and advanced […]

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I very much enjoyed reading this paper. Lower Cognitive Function in Patients With Functionally and Structurally Severe Glaucoma: The LIGHT Study in the October 2021 edition of Journal of Glaucoma. This quote says it all right here. “This cross-sectional study of 172 patients with glaucoma showed that functional and structural glaucoma damage was significantly associated with […]

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