UBC-VCH scientists use drug to repair a rare birth defect

UBC-VCH scientists use drug to repair a rare birth defect

I don’t get excited about research very often. Breakthroughs tend to be small and far away from being relevant to the patients I see day in and day out. The press release from UBC about the work of Dr. Cheryl Gregory-Evans is different. It is ready for clinical trial right […]

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Comic Vision

Comic Vision

Comic Vision is a fundraiser for the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB).  If you haven’t heard of the FFB they are the biggest private sponsor of Canadian research for inherited retinal diseases. When my goddaughter and her brother were diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (an inherited form of blindness that onsets in […]

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Come see what our neighborhood has to offer!

Come see what our neighborhood has to offer!

We love our neighborhood on West 1st Avenue and it is our pleasure to share our little secret about our beautiful  flower and orchid arrangements…  Designed at Hilary Miles Flowers only a few doors down. Check out the their amazing  festive holiday collections! Also, check out the Hilary Miles Flowers Facebook page updated often with […]

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What Every Contact Lens Wearer Needs To Know (But Is Afraid To Ask)

What Every Contact Lens Wearer Needs To Know (But Is Afraid To Ask)

Here’s an important article for contact lens wearers that provides some great tips you may find very useful.

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Cosmetic Contact Lenses for Halloween are Scary

Every year in BC people dress up and use coloured contact lenses as part of their costumes. Wearing contact lenses that have not been fitted by a licensed optician, optometrist or ophthalmologist is downright dangerous. Many of the cosmetic contact lenses ordered over the internet aren’t licensed for use in […]

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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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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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