Friday, April 19, 2013
Introduction: Today's Pearl is a condensed version of Dr. Larry Alexander's recent research project for eyelessons.com The political system is hot with the issue of the legalization of marijuana. As of April 12, 2013 there were 18 states and DC that had legalized the medical use of marijuana and 10 states with pending legislation. Colorado and Washington...
Friday, April 12, 2013
People with age-related macular degeneration were pleased and relieved to see the word “blind” on its way out as a description of their visual condition. The word "blind" has become increasingly less associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), thanks in part to more than 5 years of Herculean awareness efforts by a Macular Degeneration ...
Friday, April 05, 2013
Recent vitamin D deficiency studies suggest that a little daily sun exposure, sans sunscreen, is good for our whole body and certainly our mood. However, too much sun is bad for our eyes and our skin and those sun related wrinkles can certainly affect our mood, if we let them.
Friday, March 29, 2013
It’s time to address this issue again. According to the latest research published in the Feb. 2013 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, multivitamin-multimineral treatment does not increase mortality risk, in spite of the poorly-designed studies or meta-analysis that suggest it does.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Sex, genes, and the drugs we use can dramatically increase the risk of developing dry eye syndrome. The prescription drugs consistently associated with chronic dry eyes are antihistamines, decongestants, antidepressants, diuretics, beta-blockers, oral contraceptives and estrogen replacement therapy (ERT).
Friday, March 01, 2013
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." Albert Einstein The chemicals of life act in balanced concert with one another. Only after the baseline of essential nutrients is met on a daily basis is it considered completely safe to add individual nutrients in higher amounts for therapeutic purposes.
Friday, February 22, 2013
A delightful article on Dr. Larry Alexander's new web site called EyeLessons.com reminded me of my 2007 Friday Pearl on Socratic debate borrowed from a 1995 British Medical Journal. We hope you will enjoy reading it, or rereading it if that's the case.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Beware! The press has jumped on a questionable newly published study with headlines that read, Research finding suggest that women with high intakes of calcium from dietary and supplementary sources are associated with twice the risk of death from heart disease when compared to those women with a lower intake.
Friday, February 08, 2013
I received a most interesting reply to last week's Friday Pearl on Age Management from Paul Honan, MD, one of my favorite retired Ophthalmologists and a fellow lecturer for a systemic inflammation CME course called Eyes On Fire that we co-taught for a number of years with Jerre Freeman, MD, Richard Kratz, MD, Spencer Thornton, MD, and Tom Mazzaco, MD. Dr. Honan graciousl...
Friday, December 28, 2012
It's always important to spend some year-end time looking over one's body of work to see what stuck. Our 2005 Tipping Point Friday Pearl did just that. We present it again from the December, 2012 perspective.