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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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There is a solar eclipse coming up on Monday the 21st of August.

There is a solar eclipse coming up on Monday the 21st of August.

  There are lots of old wives tales about vision (no reading in the dark won’t make you go blind, your parents just wanted you to go to sleep) but vision loss from sun gazing isn’t one of them. Thinking of watching the eclipse? Make sure you have ISO approved […]

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Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy Clinical Trial

If anyone reading this has Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy and is interested in a clinical trial please get in touch! Gensight Biologics is working on a phase III clinical trial named RESCUE that is actively seeking patients suffering from Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) in the United States and Canada […]

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