Dr. Michael X. Repka

Bio

Specialties:

  • Ophthalmology

Affiliation:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

Activity

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

    WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New eye problems in babies born with a Zika-related birth defect have been identified by researchers.

    The virus is known to cause microcephaly, in which infants are born with a smaller-than-normal head and brain.

    And previous research ha...Full Article

  • 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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sharecare News
    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 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