David Demartini

Bio

Specialties:

  • ophthalmology

Affiliation:

  • Northern California Cornea Associates, Walnut Creek, CA

Location:

Activity

  • Sharecare News
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    THURSDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) -- The way people read changes as they age and helps explain why seniors have trouble reading fine print, a new study says.

    Researchers at the University of Leicester in England measured eye movements in young adults (ages 18 to 30) and seniors (65 and o...Full Article

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    Cataracts are the clouding of the natural crystalline lens of the eye. When a cataract is removed, because it is clouding vision, its lens power needs to be replaced in order for the light and visual images to be focused on the retina. Before intraocular lenses (IOLs) were developed, patients wore

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    FRIDAY, Nov. 23 (HealthDay News) -- A blind patient was able to read Braille patterns that were streamed directly onto the retina using a special device, researchers say.

    The patient could read words with up to four letters accurately and quickly with the Argus II. The device uses a small...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Digital tablets such as iPads and Kindles can boost reading speed in people who have eye diseases that damage their central vision, according to a new study.

    Researchers looked at 100 people with this type of vision loss and found that their reading spe...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Undiagnosed, chronic vision problems are common in U.S. veterans with traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), two new studies show.

    One study looked at 31 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars wit...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Playing soothing sounds during cataract surgery reduces patients' anxiety, according to a new study.

    Researchers assessed the effects of binaural beat audio therapy, which consists of two tones that are each pitched at a specific, slightly different fre...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Drivers with vision loss caused by advanced glaucoma had twice as many vehicle crashes as people with normal vision when using a driving simulator, according to a small, new study.

    Glaucoma is an age-related eye disease that affects peripheral vision. D...Full Article

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    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

  • David Demartini answered:

    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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  • David Demartini answered:

    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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