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You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid: Use Good Eye Protection

Christmas is coming up in just a few weeks, so I thought it might be a good time to talk about some gift ideas for shooters. For the non-shooters in our lives, we can be a difficult group to shop for. You might receive a gun as a gift every once in awhile if somebody really likes you, but in other cases, people often seem to be at a loss for what to get for the average shooting hobbyist. That’s how we end up with novel, but mostly useless stuff like bullet-shaped ice cube trays and...

Mass. Eye and Ear can no longer go it alone

By Wycliffe Grousbeck   December 05, 2017Ten years ago, Boston philanthropist Norman Knight asked, “What would you do if Mass. Eye and Ear weren’t here? Where would you go for the diseases that no one else can handle?”The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary has treated the toughest cases since its founding as a charitable Boston hospital, in 1824. Today, as the population ages, Massachusetts residents are in more need than ever of specialty services for vision and hearing loss and...

FDA Animal Drug Safety Communication: FDA warns of eye injuries reported with the use of certain ear medications for dogs

December 6, 2017The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about reports of eye injury and irritation in both people and dogs following application of the canine ear medications Osurnia or Claro to dogs.Osurnia and Claro are FDA-approved prescription drugs that are used to treat ear infections in dogs and are intended to be administered by veterinary medical professionals. Osurnia and Claro each contain the antibacterial drug florfenicol and the...