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Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is the leading cause of sight loss in older adults. AMD involves damage to the eye’s macula, the most sensitive part of the retina, and causes a loss of central vision that makes it difficult to accomplish everyday tasks. Currently, there is no accepted cure for AMD, and patients who lose their vision to it must rely on rehabilitation and therapy to help cope with their condition. However, researchers believe we may have come a step closer to curing sight loss caused by AMD thanks to promising results from a study involving bioengineered, stem cell-derived ocular cells.  

During the month of October, we often have patients inquire about decorative contact lenses or “Crazy Eyes” contacts that change the look of the eye- Are they safe? Is there a difference between lenses purchased from fashion/beauty sources or overseas compared to what is available...