Dr. Michael X. Repka

Bio

Specialties:

  • Ophthalmology

Affiliation:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

Activity

  • Dr. Michael X. Repka - San Francisco, CA - Ophthalmology
    Low vision and visual impairments are legally stipulated. The definitions may vary from state to state. Typically, visual acuity of 20/200 or less or visual field less than 20 degrees are required.
    There are many definitions of partial impairment that may affect central acuity (the eye chart) or...Read More
  • 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

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Ophthalmology:

    FRIDAY, April 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New findings about where children with autism look during conversations could lead to changes in treatment programs, researchers say.

    The researchers used special technology to monitor the eye movements of 18 children with autism between the ages ...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

  • Dr. Michael X. Repka - San Francisco, CA - Ophthalmology
    There is substantial overlap between pink eye and conjunctivitis. Pink eye is an infectious form of conjunctivitis, most often caused by viruses but also caused in some cases by bacteria. The most important form of non-infectious conjunctivitis is allergic, usually recognizable by mild redness, s...Read More
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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

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    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

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    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

  • Dr. Michael X. Repka - San Francisco, CA - Ophthalmology
    It is unusual for a toddler to grow out of crossing. Such a child should have a complete eye examination, including pupillary dilation to determine the cause and treatment. This exam should be performed by a pediatric ophthalmologist or a comprehensive ophthalmologist. Read More
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    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