Archive for the 'The Business of Eye Health' Category

Are Patent Laws Making You Legally Blind?

 Natalie Watkins has become one of my favorite people in this solving-RP quest. She’s tried virtually everything to save her eyesight — from acupuncture in Canada, to a stem cell implant in Mexico, to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in San Antonio. She’s got the kind of fight and determination we all need to beat this disease […]

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Valensa International & The Astaxanthin Patent: Why Everyone With A Retinal Disease Should Care

As some of you know, I was dragged into a patent infringement case by attorneys representing Valensa International because I wrote a blog post on astaxathin and its possible benefits for eye health, and featured an image of the brand I was using. It wasn’t until I was subpoenaed that I discovered the existence of […]

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An Open Letter to the Dueling Astaxanthin Companies

Somehow, because I followed the advice of Dr. Andy Rosenfarb and decided to try astaxanthin and MSM drops to help my central vision—and then blogged about it when I noticed that the combo seemed to help my visual acuity, I’ve found myself in the middle of an ugly patent infringement case. I can’t quite figure […]

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