David Demartini

Bio

Specialties:

  • ophthalmology

Affiliation:

  • Northern California Cornea Associates, Walnut Creek, CA

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  • Sharecare News
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    THURSDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Jetrea (ocriplasmin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat an eye condition called symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion (VMA).

    The condition affects the vitreous, a jelly-like substance in the center of the eye, which begin...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Most eye doctors consider it their responsibility to ask older patients about driving problems, but this hit-or-miss approach may not be nearly enough to clear the roads of unsafe elderly drivers, new research suggests.

    By 2020, as the U.S. population...Full Article

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    Herpes simplex is a DNA virus that is common infection in humans. Most people are exposed and get a herpes simplex infection as a child in the first decade of life. Usually this infection is fought off by the body and the person becomes relatively immune to further infection. Uncommonly, it will

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    Generally, dry macular degeneration progresses very slowly. No one disease is the same as the next person's. Hence it is impossible to tell each individual how rapidly their macular degeneration will progress.

    Recently there have been studies that suggest that taking antioxidant vitamins will slow the

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    Macular degeneration does not usually blind patients (no vision whatsoever). It can lead to less than 20/200 in each eye which is the current definition for legal blindness in the United States. Most patients have "dry" (not bleeding) macular degeneration which worsens very slowly. Anti-oxidant vitamins

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    Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the mucus membrane lining (conjunctiva) of the eye. There can be many causes of conjunctivitis but usually it is a viral or bacterial infection. Because the conjunctiva is very important in the production of the tear film, any injury, even temporary like an infection, can impair

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    Omega 3 fatty acids can be helpful for dry eyes and are recommended often. Many patients are also using artifical tears, gels or ointments. Anti-inflammatories such as Restasis are another treatment used commonly. Punctal plugs, room humidifiers even contact lenses have been used. Because there are

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    MONDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report they have developed in mice what they believe might one day become a breakthrough for humans: a retinal prosthesis that could restore near-normal sight to those who have lost their vision.

    That would be a welcome development for the r...Full Article

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    Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the decrease in vision caused by the progressive deterioration in retinal function in senior patients. It is commonly classified into either the slowly progressive "dry" form, or the more rapid "wet" form. Treatments are different for each form. There have

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    The macula is the central area of the retina where all the fine vision is processed. The vision on the eye chart is all seen through the macula. Macular holes are a separation of the retina either from itself or the underlying choroid. This can be a slow change starting with blurring or more dram

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