April 14, 2017
The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) recognizes April as National Sports Eye Safety month to draw attention to the numerous injuries that occur each year due to lack of, or insufficient use of, proper eye safety equipment. The Academy states that 90 percent of all eye injuries – sports related and otherwise – can be prevented by wearing protective eyewear. The reality is that only 35... more»
March 23, 2017
Neal Barney, MD, Service Chief of the Department’s Cornea Service, was invited to organize a session for the Danish Ophthalmological Society meeting held March 3 – 5, 2017 in Kolding, Denmark. Participating in the session were Sarah Nehls, MD and former resident, Neil Chungfat, MD. Together, they presented the following two symposia: “Infections and Inflammations of the... more»
March 23, 2017
Terri Young, MD, MBA will be inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) Medical Society —a historic honors membership program that recognizes high educational achievement, gifted teaching abilities, a career of encouraging the development of leaders in academia and the community, as well as the ideals of humanism and promoting service to others. Her induction ceremony is scheduled for March 31,... more»
March 17, 2017
Grandma may have been right after all. Those carrots may help keep your eyes healthy, because vitamin A, needed for vision in low lights, can be made from the orange pigments (such as beta-carotene) they contain. But, she should have added dark leafy greens, to the list as well. It turns out that yellow pigments in greens (which you cannot see until they leach out into the cooking water) are the... more»
March 13, 2017
March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month
Amy Walker, OD, MBA, Service Chief for Optometry Services discusses ways to prevent and strategies to cope with dry eye:
The driest place on the planet for your eyes is your car (never point the vents near your eyes). But the second driest place on the planet is your workplace. We often cannot control the temperature or the humidity of... more»
March 6, 2017
Across the nation, the month of March is recognized as Workplace Eye Wellness month.
FACT: There are 20,000 eye injuries in the workplace each year.
– The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
According the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) the thousands of people who suffer eye injuries and/or are blinded account for over $300 million in lost productivity, medical... more»
February 28, 2017
UW Health eye doctors answer questions from the audience at the Saving Sight: Macular Degeneration Symposium in October, 2016.