Buyer Beware: Nutritional supplements aren’t always what they seem

Buyer Beware: Nutritional supplements aren’t always what they seem

For patients with macular disease I recommend Preservision with Lutein or, if they have dry eye, Preservision AREDS 2. I do this based on good data from the Age Related Eye Disease Study  (AREDS) I and II  trial showing up to 25% reduction in significant vision loss over five years […]

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Eating for Healthy Eyes – Nutrition & Retinal Eye Disease

Join Dr. Briar Sexton who will be doing a talk on Eating for Healthy Eyes- Nutrition & Retinal Eye Disease. Vision Quest Vancouver Saturday November 2, 2013 Library Square Conference Centre 1:15pm Section C 350 West Georgia Street http://www.ffb.ca/news/events/VQ/VQVancouver13Program.html We look forward to seeing you there.

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Food for Eye Health

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January 31, 2013

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Health

I have been really impressed with how many patients are asking me about what to eat and what supplements to take for eye health. If you are thinking of taking a supplement, come on in and talk to me about it. You don’t want to be on a higher dose […]

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Age Related Macular Disease: Community Information Session

A great optometrist in our community is donating her time to give a public information session on Age Related Macular Degeneration. I think it will be a valuable source of information and a great forum for any questions you may have! Age Related Macular Degeneration: An overview, recent advances in […]

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Dinner in the Dark this Valentine’s Day

October 22, 2011 This Valentine’s Day I am co-hosting a fundraiser to benefit the Foundation Fighting Blindness. The Foundation Fighting Blindness is a non-profit organization that is instrumental in supporting Canadian research into genetic eye diseases such as age related macular degeneration (AMD), retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and others. It will […]

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Sjogren’s Support Group Update

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October 19, 2012

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Support

The Sjogren’s support group has decided to meet every two or three months instead of monthly. Please contact them at sjogrensvancouver@hotmail.com for more information.

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New Sjogren’s Syndrome support group in Vancouver!

One of my patient’s was kind enough to let me know about a new Sjogren’s syndrome support group in Vancouver. Here’s the info: Vancouver Sjogren’s Support Group Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month Raven Song Community Health Centre 2540 Ontario Street 11am – 1pm You don’t have to […]

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E-readers

I absolutely love to read and can’t imagine my life without it. When my visually challenged patients complain about no longer being able to see the print in books or newspapers it is something that really resonates with me. Over the last year I have been so excited by the […]

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New study for Canadians with Retinitis Pigmentosa

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October 16, 2012

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New Study

Read the article here.

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