Posts Tagged "eyes"

Summer sun safety: Contact lenses with UV protection

Posted on Jul 4, 2013 in Environment, Health & Wellness, Health Optimization

By Amanda Woerner With the official arrival of summer, taking protective measures against the sun’s dangerous rays is essential. While many may think they’re prepared with sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses, doctors say there’s another must-have to add to the list: UV-blocking contact lenses. Contact lenses with ultraviolet protection help reduce or eliminate the UV rays that would normally strike the naked eye, according to Dr. Karl Citek, professor of optometry at Pacific University College of Optometry, and member of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (FAAO). While it’s...

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ICAD: Eyes Spot Early Alzheimer's

Posted on Sep 15, 2011 in Health Optimization

By John Gever The eyes are a window into the brain for many disorders, and Alzheimer’s disease may be no exception, a researcher said here. In a pilot study, retinal scans to measure blood vessel thickness at the back of the eye showed strong correlations with the level of beta-amyloid deposits in the brain, said Shaun Frost, a doctoral student in the e-Health Research Center operated by the Australian national research organization CSIRO. At a press briefing here in advance of his formal presentation at the International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease (ICAD), Frost said the...

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