July 4, 2020

Johns Hopkins announces a Vision White Paper


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generic_bannerJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine have just announced The 2013 Johns Hopkins Vision White Paper under the title “How To Protect Your Vision As You Age”.

They say:

“Most of us take our vision for granted until we develop a disorder like cataracts, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy.

VIS_2013_WP_CoverThumb“While people may fear losing their vision entirely, it’s important to realize that vision loss can often be halted, or even reversed, with early treatment.

“Fortunately, if you have one of these eye disorders and are treated early enough, the progression of disease can often be slowed or even halted, helping you return to daily activities such as driving, grocery shopping, reading and performing household tasks.

“Get the facts you need NOW to prevent vision loss, and learn about the most current and effective treatments for common eye disorders.”

Written by, Susan B. Bressler, M.D., Julia G. Levy Professor of Ophthalmology Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and  Harry A. Quigley,M.D., A. Edward Maumenee Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of the Glaucoma Service and the Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology Wilmer Eye Institute; and Oliver D. Schein, M.D., M.P.H., Burton E. Grossman Professor of Ophthalmology, Vice-Chair for Quality and Safety at the Wilmer Eye Institute.

In The 2013 Johns Hopkins Vision White Paper, specialists from Johns Hopkins Medicine report in depth on the latest information regarding eye care and the many vision disorders that strike us as we get older.

With the pace of medical research accelerating each year, there has never been a time when keeping up with the latest health information is so personally important.

The goal of the Johns Hopkins White Papers is to empower you with the best advice on the health conditions that impact your life. The editorial staff of the Vision White Paper has gathered research on the most important developments and medical advice in the past year.

The White Paper tells you:

How the eye processes light detailed in a color illustration.

New technology: The pros and cons of laser surgery for cataracts.

What to expect in the days, months and years after cataract surgery.

A new therapy that holds promise for keratoconus, a serious corneal disease.

The best way to apply glaucoma eyedrops with step-by-step instructions.

The White Paper will help you learn to:

Recognize and respond to symptoms and changes as they occur.

Communicate effectively with your doctor, ask informed questions and understand the answers.

Make the right decisions, based on an understanding of the newest drugs, the latest treatments and surgical techniques, the most promising research.

Take control over your condition and act from knowledge, rather than fear.

The White Paper brings you the latest news about preventing and treating the major vision disorders that threaten our sight as we age.

Floaters and flashes: When to seek immediate medical attention.

Lucentis vs. Avastin for AMD: Does it matter which one your doctor uses?

Diabetes drugs that could increase your risk for macular edema.

Coping with watery eyes.

To find out more and how to receive a copy of The 2013 Johns Hopkins Vision White Paper, go to:




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