November 16, 2012
Studies suggest that the two primary symptoms associated with contact lens-related dry eye are itching and discomfort. Patient self-perception of dry eye during contact lens wear suggests that folks over the age of 40 think their eyes feel dry and too often ache when they wear contacts. This leads to discontinuation of lens wear.
November 09, 2012
Green tea is reported to be the second most popular drink in the world with more health benefits than any other beverage. It has been considered a disease prevention therapy in China for at least 4,000 years. In fact, the ancient Chinese proverb says "Better to be deprived of food for 3 days than Green Tea for one."
November 02, 2012
Listening to Hurricane Sandy coverage as I write this week’s Friday Pearl brought home lots of important messages: Enjoy life to the fullest every day possible; always hope for the best, be kind and be prepared for and cautiously anticipate the worst.
October 26, 2012
It's easy to become confused with so many multivitamins choices available. Today's Pearl will focus on ten things, plus one, that eye doctors and their patients should remember when recommending or selecting an ocular health / full-body multivitamin supplement.
October 12, 2012
Flavonoids, also called bioflavonoids and classified as phytochemicals, were once called Vitamin P, based on the clinically suggested effect they have on the permeability of capillaries. Unfortunately, that name fell out of favor a number of years ago.
October 05, 2012
Got your attention didn’t I. A number of years ago, information surfaced suggesting that the majority of human clinical drug studies had been done on males. This resulted in females receiving drugs based on the results of male studies.
September 28, 2012
Lactoferrin is an iron-binding protein found in milk. It is the main glycoprotein component of the middle watey layer of the tear film. Today's Pearl will mostly focus on lactoferrin's multi-function jobs including anti-inflammatory effects, tear film lipocalin balance, and inhibition of ocular surface bacterial biofilm formation.
September 21, 2012
Today, Friday September 21st, has been declared Worldwide Alzheimer’s Day. I follow Alzheimer’s research closely since many of the genes involved are also associated with Macular Degeneration and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases.
September 13, 2012
A meta-analysis published in this September 12, 2012 JAMA re-examined the results of 20 randomized fish oil studies associated with major cardiovascular disease events. The results suggest that fish oil benefits may not be as significant as claimed by many.
August 31, 2012
Why do we love fly fishing? Trout live in beautiful places, that’s why. It’s been written by writers of prose that we go fly fishing when we need to stand in a stream or river to exclude the outer world. Moving water helps most of us find our core.