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Meet the Eye Microbiome Jul 2nd, 2019

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. You may be familiar with the idea that your gut and skin are home to a collection of microbes—fungi, bacteria and viruses—that are vital for keeping you healthy. But did you know that your...

Diet Soda Linked to Increased Risk for Diabetic Retinopathy Jan 15th, 2019

Drinking diet soda may increase the risk for proliferative diabetic retinopathy — a severe type of diabetic eye disease that can lead to blindness — according to a study published online in the September/October issue of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. The study is the first to evaluate the link between soft drink consumption and microvascular...

Vision Health is Detrimental to the Aging Population's Wellbeing Oct 16th, 2017

A holistic approach to the aging population’s vision is very critical to achieving an overall wellbeing. Maintaining vision for our geriatric patients extends well beyond continuing their activities of daily living – it’s a component of their very basic health. As a retinal provider in our community, I admit to...

Ocular Melanoma Jul 17th, 2017

When we think of melanoma, we think primarily of melanoma affecting the skin. To be sure, cutaneous melanoma remains the most serious type of skin cancer and can be lethal if it progresses undetected. Even though cancer affecting the eye is much less common, melanoma still remains the most common...

If It’s good enough for astronauts, it must be good enough for all of us! Jul 3rd, 2017

If It’s good enough for astronauts, it must be good enough for all of us!Being able to determine how someone’s health is when that someone is far away requires knowing what to measure, how to measure it, and how to get that information where it needs to go.Our first American...

How Colon Cancer Treatment Redefined Preventable Blindness Worldwide Jul 3rd, 2017

In 2013, a group of prominent historians were surveyed and asked to compile a list of the greatest breakthroughs of all time.  While some items on the list were clearly revolutionary – such as electricity (#2) and the Internet (#9), others seemed humdrum by comparison (paper at #6!), but clearly...

Women Face Higher Risk of Blindness Than Men Apr 26th, 2017

Women Face Higher Risk of Blindness Than MenStudies show there is a gender gap in eye disease. Women are more likely than men to suffer from sight-threatening conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and glaucoma.1 In support of Healthy Vision Month in May, Alan Wagner, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Kapil...

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening: Time to Rethink Guidelines? Mar 13th, 2017

Young people with diabetes mellitus (DM) are at considerable risk for diabetic retinopathy (DR), accord­ing to researchers who looked at the incidence and risk factors for develop­ing DR among youth with DM.1 These findings, which have implications for screening guidelines, challenge the perception that DR is very uncommon in youth.Higher-than-expected...

A Canary in the Coal Mine Oct 24th, 2016

Whether it was in England in the 1600s mining for coal, or some Stardate in the far far future, the canary signals whether or not the atmosphere is safe for the people around it. The eye, and it's fragile vasculature, plays the same role for the major organs of the...

Check Out Our New Website!!! Sep 28th, 2016

Hi! Welcome to the new Wagner Macula & Retina Center's website! We are very excited to roll out a new formatted online experience encouraging visitors to peruse our informational webpage to your heart's content. Our new website consists of all of the great information that was included on the old page...