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Physician Fridays: Meet Laura Green, M.D., of the Krieger Eye Institute

Physician Fridays: Meet Laura Green, M.D., of the Krieger Eye Institute

Every Friday in September, we’ll be introducing you to a new physician at the Krieger Eye Institute. Laura K. Green, M.D., is a doctor at the LifeBridge Health Krieger Eye Institute in Baltimore. She is board certified in ophthalmology and her subspecialty is cornea cataract refractive surgery. Green’s special interests include working with patients who have cataracts, dry eye, Fuchs’ Dystrophy and who may need corneal transplantation or LASIK and PRK. She also speaks Spanish. - … Read entire article »

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November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month. Diabetic eye disease is one of the major causes of vision loss in adults.  When the sugar levels in your blood are high, it is very stressful on the blood vessels all over your body, putting you at risk for heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease.  In the eye, blood vessels can start to leak or bleed in reaction to high blood sugar.  This swelling in the retina can … Read entire article »

Filed under: diabetic eye disease, Krieger Eye Institute, Laura Green

How to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration

How to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Do you know what AMD is? AMD stands for age-related macular degeneration. This disease of the retina gradually destroys sharp central vision, and this can lead to problems with daily tasks such as driving and reading. AMD is currently the leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 60. A recent article on RealAge.com says that one of the best ways for people to prevent AMD is to hit the salad bar. Salad … Read entire article »

Filed under: eye safety, Krieger Eye Institute, Laura Green

Health and How It Relates to Your Eyes

Health and How It Relates to Your Eyes

Did you know that high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure and other medical conditions can be diagnosed by a complete eye exam?  The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that every person over the age of 60 have an annual eye exam.  Medicare pays for annual eye exams for its members, and all diabetic patients need annual eye exams as a part of their comprehensive care. What do these disorders have in common?  They all affect blood … Read entire article »

Filed under: eye safety, Krieger Eye Institute, Laura Green

Human Stem Cells May Restore Vision to Blind Patients

Human Stem Cells May Restore Vision to Blind Patients

A January 23 “Washington Post” article shared exciting news about the use of stem cells to correct vision. The article states that stem cells have the potential to repair delicate ocular tissues, such as the surface of the eye after burns or severe injury, or in the case of the retina, retinal tears or degeneration. Perhaps one day stem cells might even be used to repair the center of vision, known as the macula, in age-related … Read entire article »

Filed under: Laura Green, vision

FDA Warns Pharmacists of Eye and Wart Remover Drug Mix-Ups

FDA Warns Pharmacists of Eye and Wart Remover Drug Mix-Ups

Did you ever think that a trained health care professional could possibly get eye medicine and wart removal medicine mixed up? This actually happened when a pharmacist confused Durezol, an FDA-approved eye medicine used to reduce swelling and pain, with Durasal, a wart remover medicine that contains salicylic acid. The mix-up caused serious injury, and, surprisingly, since then there have been several other reported cases of this same (accidental) swap. How did this happen? To prevent accidents … Read entire article »

Filed under: eye safety, Krieger Eye Institute, Laura Green

Venus Williams Withdraws from U.S. Open Due to Sjogren Syndrome

Venus Williams Withdraws from U.S. Open Due to Sjogren Syndrome

Sjogren syndrome was in the news recently as tennis player Venus Williams  was forced to withdraw form the U.S. Open tennis tournament due to symptoms from the disease. Sjogren syndrome is an autoimmune disease that affects glandular tissues – most notably the tear and saliva glands. This results in dry eye and dry mouth. Microscopically, what’s happening is that your body’s own white blood cells come in and attack the gland, ultimately destroying its ability … Read entire article »

Filed under: Krieger Eye Institute, Laura Green

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