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September 22nd, 2014
Exciting New Options for Keratoconu
The past few years have brought exciting advancements for contact lenses for keratoconus and other irregular corneas.
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June 2nd, 2014
Update on contact lenses for irregu
So many exciting advancements in contact lenses for irregular corneas within the past few years! If your have irregular...
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Dec
22nd
Tinted Contact Lenses Shown to Help Treat Epilepsy

Caroline Kaufman

 Approximately 5% of epilepsy patients have a photoparoxysmal (photoconvulsive) response to photic stimuli (flashes of light).  Even in the absence of seizures, this light sensitivity can cause unpleasant sensations and anxiety.  Pharmacologic management of the photosensitivity of epilepsy is not always effective and may be toxic.  Non-pharmacologic treatments have historically included sunglasses of various types.  The effectiveness of wearing a tinted lens depends on both the color of the lens as well as the intensity of the hue of the lens ( and therefore the light transmission).  Several studies show that blue-tinted lenses may help reduce the photoparoxysmal response...thereby reducing the number of seizures.  Some patients and their doctors may not realize that this tint can be worn in a contact lens instead of in spectacle lenses.

Added on 12/22/2012

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