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Millions Of Diabetics Blind To Both Risk Of Eye Disease And Help Available

Issue 33.17

It’s well understood that having too much glucose (also called sugar) in your blood from diabetes can damage a person’s cardiovascular system and lead to such health problems as heart attacks and strokes. Lesser widely known is how frequently excess glucose can damage small blood vessels in the eye and lead […]

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Affects More Than Just Your Vision

Issue 29.17

The diagnosis of low vision due to age, such as macular degeneration, often comes with more consequences than just the inability to see. A new study by the National Eye Institute (NEI) reports that patients with low vision experience twice the depression that the blind experience and five times more depression […]

Stroke Victims Look to Innovative Glasses to Improve Side Vision

Issue 22.17

In addition to being the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, strokes can lead to any number of life-changing disabilities. One of the most common side effects of the estimated 800,000 strokes that occur each year in the country is a loss of side vision (hemianopsia) of up […]

Nutrition And Macular Degeneration Prevention

Issue 16.17

Age Related Macular Degeneration or AMD is a very frustrating and depressing disease for many who suffer from it. The disease unfortunately leaves most feeling helpless because there aren’t many options for treatment and or prevention. So what can be done on the patient’s part to slow the progression of the […]

SITECUES Makes Computer Use Easier For Low Vision Patients

Issue 11.17

The International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS), the largest private group of low vision optometrists in the world, has added sitecues® to its patient and caregiver website http://www.IALVS.com making the site more accessible to low vision visitors. Visitors can now easily zoom in on any part of the website, and […]

Macular Degeneration Patients See Wisdom of Seeing Two Types of Doctors

Issue 4.17

According to Shaun Larsen, OD, member of The International Academy of Low Vision Specialists, a medical team for a macular degeneration patient ideally includes both a retinologist, (an ophthalmologist with advanced training in retinal diseases) to provide expert medical treatment and monitoring of AMD, as well as a low vision specialist, […]

Nutrition And Macular Degeneration Prevention

Issue 48.16

Age Related Macular Degeneration or AMD is a very frustrating and depressing disease for many who suffer from it. The disease unfortunately leaves most feeling helpless because there aren’t many options for treatment and or prevention. So what can be done on the patient’s part to slow the progression of the […]

Telescopic Low Vision Eyeglasses: Useful or Useless?

Issue 43.16

Dr. Shaun Larsen a member of The International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) discusses the advantages and disadvantages of special glasses for people with vision loss. Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy and other causes of vision loss may be helped with telescope glasses.

“I love that I can see detail […]