Dr. Josh Johnston, OD

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  • Atlantis Eyecare

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Optometry:

    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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    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

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    TUESDAY, June 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using human stem cells, researchers created eye cells capable of responding to light.

    Specifically, the researchers created retina cells. The retina is a layer of light-sensitive cells that line the inside of the eye. The retina sends visual mess...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, May 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking, decorative contact lenses and laser pointers all pose a threat to your eyes, but sitting too close to the television or computer screen doesn't, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

    As part of Healthy Vision month in May, the FDA se...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new computerized eye-training program could upend the long-held belief that glaucoma-related vision loss is irreversible, a small study suggests.

    Daily "vision workouts" restored a significant degree of sight to a group of glaucoma patients by...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Bacteria that can cause serious eye infections are able to survive longer in contact lens cleaning solution than previously known, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at different strains of Pseudomonas aeruginos...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists may have found a new method for treating age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness.

    People with the condition suffer a loss of central vision, and those with advanced stages of the disease can't read, watch TV, d...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise and occasional drinking may be good for your eyes, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed data collected from nearly 5,000 Wisconsin adults, aged 43 to 84, from 1988 to 2013. Over 20 years, 5.4 percent of them developed visu...Full Article

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    MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Global rates of blindness and poor vision have fallen sharply over the past two decades, especially in rich nations, a new study reveals.

    And providing eyeglasses for common vision-loss problems could improve the situation even more, according to...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Here's one more ability that seems to decline with age: color sense. A new study finds that many people lose their ability to clearly distinguish certain colors as they age, with losses typically starting around age 70 and ge

    ...Full Article
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Premature infants who develop an eye condition that can threaten their vision are three to four times more likely to have other serious health problems by the age of 5, a new study found.

    The finding suggests that doctors be on the lookout for fut...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Premature infants who develop an eye condition that can threaten their vision are three to four times more likely to have other serious health problems by the age of 5, a new study found.

    The finding suggests that doctors be on the lookout for fut...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Premature infants who develop an eye condition that can threaten their vision are three to four times more likely to have other serious health problems by the age of 5, a new study found.

    The finding suggests that doctors be on the lookout for fut...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take estrogen-only hormone-replacement therapy to relieve menopausal symptoms might also be reducing their risk for a common form of the eye disease glaucoma, according to new research.

    "Ours is one of the first ... studies to find est...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Better eye care seems to have brightened the long-term outlook for people with glaucoma. The likelihood of blindness in glaucoma patients 20 years after diagnosis has fallen by at least half in the last generation, according to a new study.

    Resear...Full Article