Articles by: Briar Sexton

Eye exams for the modern age

Eye exams for the modern age

Eye exams for the modern age In medical offices all over the country patients are patiently squinting down corridors to spot the color bars, letters, and symbols on a faded cardboard chart. First covering one eye, then the next, standing a measured distance of seven paces away. The overhead lights […]

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Mac Marcoux, Guide Jack Leitch – Win Gold for Canada!

Mac Marcoux, Guide Jack Leitch – Win Gold for Canada!

Mac Marcoux, Guide Jack Leitch Win Gold For Canada In Downhill At PyeongChang Paralympics   LINNEA RHEBORG/GETTY IMAGES Mac Marcoux, left, and guide Jack Leitch, right, won the gold medal in Men’s downhill for visually impaired on day one of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games on Saturday in Pyeongchang-gun, South […]

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The role of Cannabis in Glaucoma?

The role of Cannabis in Glaucoma?

I get asked from time to time about the role of Cannabis in Glaucoma. Here is a recent update. The short answer: It isn’t useful. – Dr. Briar Sexton Cannabis remains problematic for glaucoma Drawbacks, limited research shadow potential benefits  Despite the legalization of marijuana by several state governments, physicians […]

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Why you shouldn’t wear coloured contact lenses this Halloween (or ever)

There’s nothing like Halloween to allow yourself to explore the depths of fantasy and concoct a truly creative costume. But think twice before you add coloured non-prescription contact lenses to your get-up. They could cause a host of issues, including corneal infections, conjunctivitis (pink eye) and even blindness. In 2011, Health Canada lobbied […]

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Alison’s Story

Alison’s Story

In eye care, there are those who are fortunate enough to only have a minor condition that’s easily remedied through a routine procedure. However, there are others who are sadly burdened with chronic diseases. In these situations, quality of life is dependent on both the treatments and procedures performed and […]

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FL-41 lenses

FL-41 lenses

FL-41 lenses I get asked about lenses for people who are light sensitive. There isn’t a lot of medical evidence out there and a lot comes down to patient preference. There is a small study showing FL-41 tint is useful for light sensitivity. It is a “boysenberry tint” that has […]

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What not to do to your eyes

What not to do to your eyes

Please don’t get a scleral tattoo. It is dangerous. The industry is poorly regulated. You could lose your eyeball.   Read this true story:  https://globalnews.ca/news/3774736/eye-tattoo-botched-ottawa/

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How to Take a Visual Field Examination?

Please watch this video tutorial on how to perform a Visual Fields  Examination.    

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Blind hikers tame the Grouse Grind

Blind hikers tame the Grouse Grind

  So you see North Vancouver’s Grouse Grind hiking trail as a challenge. Try doing it blind. Participants in the Blind Grind Challenge in action on the Grouse Grind in North Vancouver on Sunday. Nine blind young people climbed the Grind with the help of sighted guides NICK PROCAYLO / PNG That’s what […]

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Lifestyle modifications may help control glaucoma progression

Patients are always asking about lifestyle risk factors for glaucoma. Here is an overview of some of the current evidence on what you can do to lower your risk of glaucoma progression. After poring over the literature, Yvonne Ou, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco, gives […]

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