If seems to finally be warming up enough to break up a lot of the ice that’s been plaguing the metro area for the last week or so. Our hearts go out to all of our patients and friends who are still dealing with fallen trees, wrecked cars and a loss of power and internet. … [Read more…]
https://www.aoa.org/news/advocacy/patient-protection/how-aoa-is-keeping-contact-lens-wearers-safe-this-spooky-season?sso=y It’s Halloween and the time of year when thousands of people will see a set of zombie eye contact lenses at their local convenience store and think “Man, those will go great with my costume this year!”. It’s also the time of year when those same people will check in to their eye doctors … [Read more…]
https://www.cnn.com/2023/10/30/health/fda-eye-drops-infection-risk/index.html I think this is the second time this has happened, but the FDA issued a new warning to quit using store branded eye drops from several retailers. Upon inspection, the FDA found “insanitary conditions at the manufactoring facilities” and “positive bacterial test results from environmental sampling of critical drug production areas in the facility”. … [Read more…]
Great little study about how people with higher levels of lutein & zeaxanthin have a lower risk of developing dementia later in life. It’s not a huge study, and it’s not a double-blind, randomized trial, but it does show a positive effect over time. I think this is a great starting point on the role … [Read more…]
I think I may be addicted. This is another blog post written by Microsoft’s Bing AI. I entered “benefits of sunglasses with UV protection” as the prompt. The difference in this article, is that on Bing, you can pick the conversational tone of the post- initially I chose the ‘informational’ tone. Bing Informational post about … [Read more…]
An article written by Google’s Bard AI about Macular Degeneration.
You cannot find a news source anymore that isn’t screaming about the rise of chat bots that use artificial intelligence. It’s everywhere and it seems that all the major tech monopolies are rolling out their own versions of AI powered chat-bots. Microsoft transformed their Bing search engine into an AI bot that can write pretty … [Read more…]
This is a brief, poorly written article about new research into a method to reverse the vision loss due to macular degeneration. The process involves activating already present, but dormant glial cells in the eye which can then turn into retinal cells, restoring vision. It’s a process that occurs naturally in some fish species but … [Read more…]
With great thanks to the Costco IT Services hard work, they found the issue with the line and got it fixed. It is now 100% functional and the voicemail is working fine. We’re sorry for any inconvenience it may have caused and if you called and couldn’t get through, please try again! Thank you for … [Read more…]
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