General Eye News

General Eye Care News 

June, '06 - Serious corneal infection risk associated with certain soft contact lens "No-Rub" cleaning products

November, '05 - Medicare's Prescription Drug Program - What You Need to Know information excerpted from the Federal Register regarding this new program.

February, '03 - The Brain Can't Talk and Drive at the Same Time article from the Los Angeles Times Health section, page F-1, regarding the distracting influence of cell phone use on driving performance and attention.

February, '03 - CDC Warns about Smallpox Vaccination Risk in Persons with Eye Disease" . CDC advisors recommend that certain persons should not receive the smallpox vaccine if they have had certain inflammatory eye conditions including Vaccinia keratitis . As the government plans to vaccinate some 500,000 healthcare workers, an advisory committee to the CDC last week stated that people with any inflammatory disease of the eye or those who recently had eye surgery requiring steroid therapy wait until treatment is complete before being vaccinated. Vaccinia keratitis is a viral infection of the cornea.

September, '02 - Appropriate Sports Eye Protection statement from the American Academy of Ophthalmology on risks and recommendations for eye protection in sports and recreational activities

July, '02 - Lutein and Its' Role in Eye Disease Prevention Statement from the National Eye Institute

July, '02 - Novel Drugs May Reverse Blindness from Age Related Maculopathy article in the Los Angeles Times Health Section

March, '02 - Facts about Age-Related Macular Degeneration from the National Institutes of Health

November, '01 - Comparison of Vitamin Formulations for Age-Related Maculopathy Protection from the National Eye Institute / National Institutes of Health

October, '01 - Antioxidant Vitamins and Zinc Reduce Risk of Vision Loss From Age-Related Macular Degeneration from the National Eye Institute / National Institutes of Health