The leading causes of blindness in the U.S are diabetic related eye complications, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Cataracts are generally listed as the number one cause but this is somewhat misleading. Cataracts effect in excess of 20 million people but most cataracts are treatable with modern surgical techniques and artificial lens implants. The complication rate [...]
The National Eye Institute does love it’s acronyms. CATT is one of the more recent ones-the comparison of AMD Treatments Trials. Translated that means there is going to be a study on the two drugs already being widely used to treat macular degeneration, one of the top leading causes of blindness. Lucentis was actually approved [...]
So you have been told by your eye doctor there is a freckle in your eye. Should you be worried? It could be a number of things but the most likely are choroidal nevus (benign choroidal melanoma) or CHRPE (congenital hypertrophy of the retinal pigmented epithelium). Both conditions are usually benign and not a serious problem. They both need to be monitored to make sure they are not malignant melanomas.
Conjunctivitis is rarely a specific indicator for Swine Flu. The CDC seems to indicate an abrupt onset of fever (100-100.5) in conjunction with typical flu symptoms is fairly indicative of influenza. There are a number of supposed cases in Mexico of mild H1N1 Flu with low or non recorded fever. It remains to be seen [...]