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March 23, 2017 at 5:09 pm

Who can be called “a silent killer” besides hypertension? The answer is glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of chronic eye diseases, which have a common effect – increased intraocular pressure. Keep your eyes open, we are getting close to the main part. Or have you completely lost the habit of focusing on anything else except pictures?  Continue Reading »

Don’t Blame Yourself

March 14, 2017 at 2:44 am

ALL IS VANITY AND A CHASING AFTER WIND Obesity occurs not only due to gluttony, but also because of your microbiota; that is, the gang of bacteria living inside you. Israeli scientists have shown that every organism reacts to the same food in its own way, even if it’s healthy food.  Therefore, don’t be so  Continue Reading »

And you congratulated Josipovic?

March 3, 2017 at 9:47 pm

We have surrounded ourselves with gadgets and services, and they surround us.  Modern man spends his life in front of a monitor. We come across a link on Facebook and start to read some left-leaning (or right-leaning) article, but then to the side we see a more enticing title. “Why don’t we take a look?”  Continue Reading »

We Know the Lion By Its Coffee

February 25, 2017 at 2:46 am

“There are more universities, Horatio…” We read daily about breakthroughs (usually about cancer) made at notable universities. But sometimes the universities get it wrong. Northumbria University, for example, has suffered real damages. The university almost lost two students who were given a dose of caffeine equivalent to 300 cups of coffee.  Multiply that by $5,  Continue Reading »

Separating Fact from Fiction, part 3

February 23, 2017 at 2:02 am

Many believe that Lasik is more dangerous than contact lenses.    It’s actually the opposite.  Contacts are much more dangerous – they can cause eye infections and dryness, and sooner or later everyone who wears contacts will have these problems, which can potentially translate into a loss of vision.  Lasik, on the other hand, is  Continue Reading »

Separating Fact from Fiction, part 2

February 22, 2017 at 1:28 am

  Do poor-quality cosmetics affect vision, or leaving it on overnight?   It’s about the same as never changing your underwear.  Makeup can clog the small glands that are responsible for the irrigation of the eyes, and it creates an environment for bacteria.  It’s better to use a warm compress, remove your makeup every night,  Continue Reading »

Vision – Separating Fact from Fiction (1)

February 10, 2017 at 11:26 pm

I googled a basketful of folk tales about ophthalmology and took them to eye surgeon Arthur Benjamin.  Some were debunked, but some were confirmed. “The results from laser correction surgery don’t meet expectation.  Doctors would never perform Lasik on their own eyes”.  Laser vision correction is an operation that doctors willingly perform on themselves (I  Continue Reading »

What Are You Talking to Yourself About?

February 3, 2017 at 2:17 am

Point out a man from the past, peacefully living in 1995, a picture of a bright future (that is, our present-day), and he would decide that we’re all schizophrenics. On the streets of our cities people walk along and talk loudly to themselves. Sometimes it’s deafening, as if they’re trying to show everyone how supposedly  Continue Reading »

Open Your Eyes to Ophthalmology

January 31, 2017 at 2:17 am

A friend of mine recently visited Benjamin Eye Institute on account of having big floaters in his eyes, which had dramatically increased in number.  As a result, he learned that he not only had problems with his retinas, as I suspected, but with diabetes as well.  On this and other topics, we met with eye  Continue Reading »


January 21, 2017 at 3:44 am

Can you imagine having a heart-to-heart with your toothbrush?  Just like Philip K. Dick’s story:  the character doesn’t pay rent, so the door to the apartment doesn’t want to open until he pays.  Then the character starts to make trouble and bargain with the door, because it can talk.  Or as they would say today,  Continue Reading »

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