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ISN Guide to Eye Involvement: Dr. Liz Irvin

Dr. Liz IrvinHello, I am Dr. Liz Irvin, your ISN Guide to Eye Involvement. In addition to helping Dr. C. Stephen Foster develop resources for this section of the ISN website, I am happy to try to respond to questions that you may have or to redirect you to resources that may be helpful. Email [email protected].

Here are some media stories about eye disorders. (Also see Scleroderma Eye Involvement, What is Scleroderma?, Types of Scleroderma, Systemic Sclerosis and Sjogren's Syndrome)

Contact Lenses Can Cause Serious Harm if Used Improperly, CDC Warns. Federal health officials warned the improper use of contact lenses can lead to serious eye infections and long–term damage. Time Healthland, 08/19/2016.

Scientists Design An Eye Exam For The Detection Of Alzheimer’s Disease. A simple eye test can help physicians diagnose Alzheimer’s disease long before it is detected in patients, and could allow analysis of some drugs for treating or preventing the disease’s progress. Stock News USA, 07/16/2016.

Follow–up eye visits at preschools not cost–effective. Sending a mobile optometrist to preschools is not as cost–effective as telling kids and their parents to follow up with their own eye doctors, according to a new study from San Francisco. Reuters Health, 04/14/2016.

Vision impairment linked to worse quality of life. While vision impairment can lead to lower quality of life on its own, the negative impact on daily activities may be even more pronounced for people who also suffer from other chronic health problems. Reuters, 09/17/2015.

HIV drugs show promise in treating common eye disease. A class of drugs used for three decades by people infected with the virus that causes AIDS may be effective in treating a leading cause of blindness among the elderly. Reuters, 11/20/2014.

Dr. C. Stephen Foster: ISN Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Foster is Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation in Cambridge, MA USA. ISN.

Sjogren's Syndrome A systemic autoimmune disease that sometimes occurs in overlap with systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) and causes dryness of the eyes, mouth and skin. ISN.

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