Dr. Josh Johnston, OD

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Affiliation:

  • Atlantis Eyecare

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  • 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

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    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

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    TUESDAY, March 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you use contact lens solution with hydrogen peroxide and don't follow the instructions carefully, you could be putting your eyes at risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

    Hydrogen peroxide contact lens solutions do not contain pre...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Ophthalmology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new surgical technique for removing cataracts might allow the eye's stem cells to regenerate a healthy lens, if preliminary findings hold up.

    In an early study of infants born with cataracts, researchers used a minimally invasive approach to ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's just not enough good data to say whether or not seniors should be routinely screened for vision trouble by their primary care physicians, an influential panel of U.S. experts reports.

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) beli...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes are at risk for blurred vision or even a loss of vision from a condition called macular edema.

    Three drugs for the disease -- Avastin, Eylea and Lucentis -- vary widely in price, but new research suggests all work equally wel...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly all older U.S. adults have an age-related decline in at least one of their senses, a new study finds.

    Researchers checked more than 3,000 people between the ages of 57 and 85. The investigators found that 94 percent had a problem with at l...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Ophthalmology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Preschool children with uncorrected farsightedness are at risk for literacy problems, new research suggests.

    The study included nearly 500 children, aged 4 and 5, who had either moderate farsightedness (hyperopia) or normal vision. Those with unco...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eye defects may occur in babies born with microcephaly that seems to be linked to infection with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, researchers report.

    Since a Zika virus outbreak began in Brazil last April, there has been an unusual rise in the numb...Full Article