March 2023 Eyes/Optics

Changes to the Retina as Indicator for Alzheimer’s Disease

Once again, the eye can reveal the body’s secrets. In a recent analysis, Retinal pathological features and proteome signatures of Alzheimer’s disease, published in Acta Neuropathologica, Cedars-Sinai investigators looked at post mortem retinal and brain tissue samples collected over 14 years from 86 human donors and compared samples from donors with normal cognitive function to those with mild cognitive impairment at the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as those with later-stage dementia. (Koronyo, Y., Rentsendorj, A., Mirzaei, N. et al. Retinal pathological features and proteome signatures of Alzheimer’s disease. Acta Neuropathol (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00401-023-02548-2)
March 2023 Eyes/Optics

Catcher’s Mitt?

I grew up on baseball. When I was young I quickly realized that there was one position on the field that was noticeably different from the others. Most of the fielders faced a certain direction, had similar gloves, and the same basic uniforms. But the catcher had on pads, a facemask, faced the opposite direction, and had a mitt that was vastly different from the other players. I was told that this was for the player’s protection. You see, while all the other players only dealt with the intermittent grounder, fly ball, or throw, the catcher was bombarded by high energy pitches every play.
March 2023 Eyes/Optics

Contact Lenses for CLIDE

Contact lens induced dry eye (CLIDE, also referred to as contact lens associated dry eye, CLADE) is the condition in which the tear film behind the lens becomes thin, and the friction between the contact lens and the corneal/conjunctival surface increases. This friction between the contact lens and the ocular surface may cause foreign body, dryness, and discomfort sensations. Dry eye discomfort is one of the primary reasons people discontinue contact lens wear, and an estimated 30 to 50 percent of wearers suffer from CLIDE.
March 2023 Eyewear

eyeOs Eyewear introduces model Pocket - Fun - Folding – Compact

A pure Titanium folding half-eye, Pocket features a proprietary folding design engineered to impress. The hinges of Pocket’s foldable temples and bridge are milled (not soldered) from pure titanium for the same toughness and strength for which this amazing metal is renowned. The elemental luster of titanium imbues a distinct and beautiful finish. And the fun, folding, compact Pocket frames are ultra-lightweight, less than 11 grams, hypoallergenic, biocompatible, and corrosion-resistant.
March 2023 Business

Carolina Gago named Chief Operating Officer at IOT

IOT, a global leader in lens technologies, has appointed Carolina Gago as Chief Operating Officer. This appointment will strengthen the presence and coordination of IOT globally, ensuring that customers everywhere have the best access to all the company’s teams and resources.