Dr. David Demartini, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • ophthalmology

Affiliation:

  • Northern California Cornea Associates, Walnut Creek, CA

Location:

Activity

  • David Demartini, MD - Walnut Creek, CA - Ophthalmology
    An amblyopic eye is an eye that did not learn to see normally as a child. All eyes need to develop good vision with use during infancy and young childhood. If a child does not develop this good vision before about age five years then it is very difficult to ever have good vsion in the effected eye and it is...Read More
  • David Demartini, MD - Walnut Creek, CA - Ophthalmology
    Contact lenses are usually used for correcting distance vision. Glasses for reading are easily available for use over distance-correction contacts and can usually be bought at the local drug department or grocery stores. Some patients can get used to using contacts that have been fitted to correct...Read More
  • David Demartini, MD - Walnut Creek, CA - Ophthalmology
    Epidemic conjunctivitis is usually a very contagious virus that affects the mucus membranes of the eyes but may also affect the mucus membranes of the nose, mouth and throat. Eye doctors often find that Pink Eye sufferers also have a history of cold, sore throat, laryngitis, cough, swollen glands or...Read More
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    THURSDAY, Jan. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some people who are blind develop an alternate sense -- called echolocation -- to help them "see," a new study indicates.

    In addition to relying on their other senses, people who are blind may also use echoes to detect the position of surrounding...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Prostaglandin analogue eye drops -- a common form of glaucoma drug -- significantly reduce the risk of vision loss in patients with the eye disease, a new study finds.

    British researchers led by David Garway-Heath, of the Moorfields Eye Hospital...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The severity of age-related macular degeneration in one eye is associated with the risk of developing the disease and its progression in the other eye, a new study finds.

    "Macular degeneration is a disease of the retina which damages central vis...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study is the first to show the long-term safety of embryonic stem cell transplants to treat human disease.

    The research involved 18 people who received the transplants to treat forms of macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss. ...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daily supplements of selenium or vitamin E don't seem to protect against the development of age-related cataracts among men, a new study indicates.

    Previous animal research has suggested that one or both could help prevent cataracts. To invest...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A novel study of mice has shed new light on the molecular basis for glaucoma, which is a leading cause of blindness in the United States.

    Based on their findings, researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago s...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Outdoor activities and sunlight reflected up into the eyes may increase the risk of a vision condition tied to cataracts and glaucoma, a new study suggests.

    There is some evidence that ultraviolet radiation contributes to the condition, called e...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having greater amounts of yellow pigment in your eyes could boost your ability to see distant objects in hazy conditions, a new study reports.

    In a laboratory experiment, University of Georgia researchers simulated hazy conditions in order to te...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans are at greater risk for diabetes-related vision loss than other racial groups battling the blood sugar disease, a new study says.

    Researchers analyzed data from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which eva...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Decorative contact lenses may seem like a fun accessory, but if you're not careful, they can cause serious eye damage.

    Decorative contacts should be fitted properly by an optometrist or ophthalmologist, according to the...Full Article

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    SUNDAY, July 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Along with improving vision, cataract surgery may slow mental decline in people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, a new study suggests.

    Better eyesight also improves their quality of life, the researchers said.

    "These p...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new method of enhancing the re-growth of corneal tissue to restore vision offers possible promise to people whose corneas have been damaged by disease, burns or chemicals, researchers report.

    The scientists focused on limbal stem cells, which ...Full Article