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Drug Therapy Shows Significant Benefit In Treating A Leading Cause Of Childhood Blindness by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Thu 17 Feb 2011 5:32pm A readily available, inexpensive drug therapy showed a significant benefit in treating premature infants with the worst and historically most difficult-to-treat cases of retinopathy of prematurity. The results of a multicenter clinical trial led by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are publis ... Read on »
Antioxidant Shown to Reduce Blindness Risk in Extremely Premature Babies by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Fri 15 Jun 2012 5:52pm Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is the second most common cause of childhood blindness in the United States, occurring in half of premature infants born earlier than or at 28 weeks gestational age. The condition is caused by abnormal blood vessel development in the retina of the eye. ROP risk increases with decreasing gestational age. A st ... Read on »
Infantile Hemangiomas by Poh Tin Tan Posted Wed 15 Feb 2012 12:00am Visual Impairment in Children in Middle- and Lower-income Countries Paul Courtright; Amy K Hutchinson; Susan Lewallen Posted: 02/03/2012; Arch Dis Child. 2011;96(12):1129-1134. © 2011 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd & Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health   Print This   Email this     Abstract ... Read on »
Focusing on Vision Through an Environmental Lens by Environmental Health Posted Wed 30 Nov 2005 9:00pm Focusing on Vision Through an Environmental Lens Formal Correction: This article has been formally corrected to address the following errors. Jump to ... Read on »
Vision loss in Children by Poh Tin Tan Posted Wed 15 Feb 2012 10:49pm From  Archives of Disease in Childhood Visual Impairment in Children in Middle- and Lower-income CountriesPaul Courtright; Amy K Hutchinson; Susan Lewallen Posted: 02/03/2012; Arch Dis Child. 2011;96(12):1129-1134. © 2011 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd & Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health    Abstract and Introduction ... Read on »
Avastin/Lucentis Update 45: Avastin Drug Treatment of ROP Better than Laser by Irv Arons Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 26 Feb 2011 1:06pm A new study, published earlier this month in the New England Journal of Medicine , describes the use of intravitreal Avastin to treat Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) in premature infants. This study was widely covered by the press, but I would like to reproduce just a few of the presentations to provide you with the information necessary to b ... Read on »
Get Ready- 30 Posts in 30 Days! by Jessica K. Posted Thu 01 Nov 2012 10:32am I am taking part in WEGO Health's National Health Blog Post Month 2012  (NaBloPoMo.)  That means I will publish 30 posts in 30 days to promote health activism. It will be a challenge, but it will also force me to share things I might not otherwise share. Get comfortable at your computer this month. Soon you will know way too much a ... Read on »
Guest Post: Hello Finley by Jessica K. Posted Tue 05 Mar 2013 5:21pm It is guest blogger time again! This time we are meeting Finley. She is six and a half years old and has LCA (Lebers Congenital Amaurosis). Learn more about Finley and her go-getter parents in their story below. Finley posing proudly with her cane. Tell us a little bit about your family and your child: We are a family o ... Read on »
Liebster Blog Award! by Jessica K. Posted Wed 16 Jan 2013 10:03am If you follow Thomas Marshall Does It All on Facebook , then you already know that All About Benjamin  passed us the Liebster Award. The Liebster Award is a blogger to blogger award, given to blogs with less than 300 followers as a way of making them more well-known to other bloggers. Sharing the bloggy love! I have 86 follower ... Read on »
Using Lasers to Treat Vitreous Floaters: Laser Vitreolysis in the UK and Europe by Irv Arons Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 23 Sep 2010 10:28am In July, I decided to write about the use of lasers to treat eye floaters. I found three doctors in the United States specializing in this technique. After obtaining information about their practices, I wrote about their experiences in treating floaters. That article has drawn worldwide response, with over 1000 page views and still counting. In d ... Read on »