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Eye health innovation – the first FDA-approved contact lenses for myopia control
81% of all eye care professionals state that myopia, nearsightedness, is one of the largest problems currently affecting children’s vision. MiSight may empower eye doctors with a solution to this problem. Recently, the FDA granted approval to Coopervision for MiSight 1-Day, the first contact lenses meant to slow myopia progression in children aged 8 to 12.
Not only does myopia progression cause the need to buy new, stronger eyeglasses for kids all the time, but it also puts kids at an increased risk for developing other eye problems in the future, such as retinal detachment and glaucoma. MiSight contacts can help curb this risk. At Insight Optical, we’re excited about the launch of MiSight and we look forward to fitting kids with these contact lenses!
Impact of Eye Vitamins in Alzheimer’s Disease
Reports of a study shown that patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease exhibit significantly less macular pigment, poorer vision, and a higher occurrence of age-related macular degeneration compared to people without Alzheimer’s disease. A study was conducted to investigate the impact of supplementation with the macular carotenoids on macular pigment, and vision and cognitive function in patients with Alzheimer’s disease compared with controls of similar age.
A randomized, double-blind clinical trial with placebo and active arms. 31 Alzheimer’s disease patients and 31 age-similar control subjects were supplemented for six months with either Supplemental Macular Carotenoids (10 mg meso-zeaxanthin; 10 mg lutein; 2 mg zeaxanthin) or placebo (sunflower oil). Macular pigment was measured using dual-wavelength autofluorescence (Heidelberg Spectralis®). Serum lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin were quantified by high-performance liquid chromatography. Visual function was assessed by best-corrected visual acuity and contrast sensitivity. Cognitive function was assessed using a battery of cognition tests, including the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery
Results of the study shown that supplementation with the macular carotenoids (meso-zeaxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin) benefits patients with Alzheimer’s disease, in terms of clinically meaningful improvements in visual function and in terms of macular pigment augmentation. Read more about the study here.