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Eye Health / Blindness News From Medical News Today

Eye health is a broad subject that includes conditions such as blindness, allergies, color blindness, sties, eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration (AMD), surgical procedures such as cataract surgery, cornea transplant, and vision problems

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Could a cup of hot tea each day reduce the risk of glaucoma?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Glaucoma, an eye condition that can lead to blindness, affects a significant number of older adults. Could a household beverage help to shield us from it?

What you should know about rose water

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 03:00:00 PST

A look at rose water, a liquid made using water and rose petals. Included is detail on the types of rose water and the side effects of using it.

Uhthoff's phenomenon: What you need to know

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

Uhthoff’s phenomenon is when changes in body temperature make a person’s existing MS symptoms worse. Learn about the triggers and how to cope.

All you should know about sunken eyes

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

A look at the condition of sunken eyes, where the eyes seem deep set and darkened. Included is detail on home remedies and when to see a doctor.

Exercise may protect you from glaucoma

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

The results of a new study show that people who engage in moderate- to vigorous-intensity exercise have a 73 percent lower risk of developing glaucoma.

What is a basilar migraine?

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:00:00 PST

Basilar migraines can cause severe pain and are often accompanied by visual disturbances. Learn more about their diagnosis and how to cope.

What you need to know about esotropia

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 06:00:00 PST

A look at esotropia, a condition that causes the eyes to turn inward. Included is detail on the common causes and how the condition is diagnosed.

What is a heliotrope rash?

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

A heliotrope rash may appear as a purple rash on or around the eyelids. Learn more about the causes and risk factors of this rash.

Cataract surgery tied to lower risk of death in older women

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

An analysis of Women's Health Initiative data has found that cataract surgery is tied to a lower overall and cause-specific risk of death in older women.

Protein discovery may improve treatments for diabetic eye disease

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PST

A new study shows how a protein called ARF6 is involved in the development of diabetic retinopathy, and that inhibiting it may lead to new treatments.

How does arthritis affect the eyes?

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 03:00:00 PST

While arthritis is known to cause inflammation in the joints, it can also cause problems in the eyes. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments.

Tips to control crying

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

A look at how to stop crying. Included is information on how to control crying with both mental and physical approaches, and how to avoid triggers.

All you need to know about epiretinal membrane

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PST

A look at the condition epiretinal membranes (ERMs). We examine the risk factors and complications, along with how to prevent the condition, here.

Brown, blue, green, and hazel: What is the secret behind eye color?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

Human eyes display an impressive color palette, ranging from dark brown through shades of green, and to light blue. But what determines these unique hues?

Pseudophakia (IOL): Signs you need them and complications

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PST

When do you need artificial lenses for the eyes? Find out here along with more information on the specific types and how they are implanted.

Vitrectomy: Procedure, complications, and recovery

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn more about vitrectomy, a procedure that involves removing fluid from the eye. We look at why it may be needed, and the risks and complications.

Benefits of crying: Why it's good to shed a few tears

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 03:00:00 PST

Crying is a natural and often uncontrollable reaction we have to sadness, grief, joy, and pain. Is crying good for your health? Find out.

Natural protein may help to prevent blindness

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 02:00:00 PST

Researchers have shed light on the mechanisms underlying glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness, which could lead to new treatments for the disease.

Arcus senilis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PST

In this article, learn about arcus senilis. What are the risk factors, how is it diagnosed, how is it linked to high cholesterol, and can it be treated?

Researchers identify potential biomarkers of age-related macular degeneration

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

Findings may lead to earlier diagnoses and better prognostic information for patients - and, potentially, new pharmaceutical targets for AMD treatment.

Central heterochromia (two different eye colors): Causes and types

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PST

Central heterochromia occurs when a person has different colors in the same eye. Variations in the spread and concentration of skin pigment cause this.

Blindness study shows how gene causes middle-age sight loss

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

Chemical changes in the eye that can lead to blindness have been identified by scientists.

Eyelashes: The eyeball's flirtatious bodyguards

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PST

Eyelashes might look pretty, but they also have a serious job: to keep dust away from our eyes. If they are too long, they can no longer fulfill this role.

Antioxidant/zinc supplement cost saving and effective for degenerative eye disease

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

A supplement that combines antioxidants with zinc and copper is a relatively inexpensive and effective means of halting the progression of a certain type of degenerative eye disease, concludes...

Scientists discover common diabetes drug reduces sight-threatening rise in brain pressure

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PST

Research led by the University of Birmingham, UK, published in Science Translational Medicine, shows that a GLP-1 agonist drug, currently used to treat patients with Type II diabetes could be...