Focus on Ocular Health

Focus on Ocular Health

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  • New Research Linking Second-Generation Omega 3s to Treatment of MGD and Dry Eye

    Jun 2, 2014 | 28 min
    Hosted by: Lee Freedman Guest: S. Gregory Smith Meibomian gland dysfunction, or MGD, is one of the most challenging issues for eye physicians. Some researchers believe that up to 70 percent of chronic dry eye may actually be due to MGD, not classic dry eye. Join Dr. Gregory Smith, renowned attending surgeon at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, as he discusses MGD and his research that demonstrates how Omega-3 in the re-esterified triglyceride form can combat this medical issue.
  • AREDS2 Results: Translation and Incorporation into Patient Management of Macular Degeneration (AMD)

    May 19, 2014 | 28 min
    Hosted by: Lee Freedman Guest: MItchell S. Fineman Macular Degeneration, also referred to as AMD, is the leading cause of blindness in the developed world, and accounts for more than 50% of all blindness in the United States. In May 2013, the National Eye Institute (NEI) completed the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2, which tested several changes to the original supplement formulation created as a result of the original AREDS study. Host Dr. Lee Freedman welcomes Dr. Mitchell Fineman,  Associate Surgeon at Wills Eye Institute and Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Jefferson Medical School of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Fineman will discuss AMD, treatment options and the foc...
  • New Research Linking Second-Generation Omega 3s to Treatment of MGD and Dry Eye

    Mar 24, 2014 | 28 min
    Hosted by: Lee Freedman Guest: S. Gregory Smith Meibomian gland dysfunction, or MGD, is one of the most challenging issues for eye physicians. Some researchers believe that up to 70 percent of chronic dry eye may actually be due to MGD, not classic dry eye. Join Dr. Gregory Smith, renowned attending surgeon at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, as he discusses MGD and his research that demonstrates how Omega-3 in the re-esterified triglyceride form can combat this medical issue.
  • The Use of Omega-3 in Dry-Eyes

    Mar 17, 2014 | 28 min
    Hosted by: Matt Birnholz Guest: Eric D. Donnenfeld Dry eye is the number one reason why patients visit their eye doctor. In the US, an estimated 3.2 million women age 50 and over, and 1.68 million men age 50 and over are affected by dry eye syndrome. Join Dr. Eric Donnenfeld, President of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, as he discusses ocular surface disease and how second generation Omega-3 products can be incorporated into patient management.  

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