Dr. Josh Johnston, OD

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  • Atlantis Eyecare

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New medications are boosting quality of life for many older people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study indicates.

    The drugs Avastin and Lucentis have significantly increased the number of people with AMD whose vision remains go...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As baby boomers age, the number of Americans with vision problems and blindness is expected to double over the next three decades, a new study suggests.

    In 2015, slightly more than 12 million Americans had a vision problem. But by 2050, that num...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Repeated blows to the head can cause near vision to blur slightly, even if the individual impacts aren't strong enough to cause a full-fledged concussion, a new study says.

    During a regular football season, about two dozen college players develop...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The front windshield of your car probably shields you from the sun's UV-A rays as you drive, but the same may not be true for side windows, a new study finds.

    Experts have long known that prolonged exposure to ultraviolet A (UV-A) rays can raise ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of American seniors have severe vision impairment, and with it comes the risk of a fall that could lead to disability, a new report finds.

    About 2.8 million seniors are thought to have severe vision impairment -- defined as either blindne...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Occupational Therapy:

    THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A device mounted onto eyeglasses enables people considered legally blind to "read" and perform other day-to-day activities, according to researchers.

    The device, called OrCam, features a miniature camera with optical character-recognition technolo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- About one-fifth of Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone developed severe or total vision loss within weeks of being declared free of the virus, a new study finds.

    Many survivors develop uveitis, a general term describing illnesses that trigger swellin...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lasers aimed at airplane cockpits likely won't damage pilots' eyes, but could lead to disaster by distracting them, eye experts warn.

    Reports of handheld lasers directed at aircraft are accelerating globally. Last year, more than 7,700 cases w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study sheds light on what is often called one of the cruelest effects of Alzheimer's disease -- the patient's inability to recognize loved ones.

    Researchers report that along with causing memory loss, Alzheimer's also seems to affect pe...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neuro-Ophthalmology:

    TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An over-the-counter antihistamine used to fight allergies may have an important new role: reversing the vision loss sometimes caused by multiple sclerosis.

    That's the finding from preliminary research that found that clemastine fumarate partiall...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women are a majority of the 4.4 million Americans over age 40 who are visually impaired or blind, Prevent Blindness says.

    The national organization has declared April as Women's Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month, and has outlined several th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurodevelopmental Disabilities:

    WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've discovered how the Zika virus might cause severe brain and eye birth defects.

    The Zika outbreak in Brazil and other parts of Latin American and the Caribbean has coincided with a sharp increase in the number of babies bo...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While many believe that vitamin C helps ward off colds, a new study suggests the nutrient might prevent something more serious -- cataracts.

    "While we cannot totally avoid developing cataracts, we may be able to delay their onset and keep them...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Optometry:

    TUESDAY, March 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Contact lenses may alter the natural bacterial environment of your eyes, new research suggests.

    A small study found that the eye surface of contact lens wearers tends to harbor bacteria normally found on the skin surrounding the eye.

    W...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat an eye disease in premature infants may be linked to serious disabilities such as cerebral palsy and hearing loss, a new study suggests.

    The drug in question is Avastin (bevacizumab), a cancer drug that fights tumors by cutti...Full Article