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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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Study suggests new way to prevent vision loss in diabetics and premature babies

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, have identified a new molecule that induces the formation of abnormal blood vessels in the...

Itchy eyes: Causes and treatment options

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:00:00 PDT

How can you relieve itchy or dry eyes? When should you see a doctor? Learn about common causes of this irritating condition and how to manage symptoms.

How blind people's brains rewire to improve other senses

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Breaking research shows how the brains of blind people are naturally rewired to compensate for the lack of visual input, boosting the remaining senses.

Repeated eye injections for age-related macular degeneration associated with increased risk for glaucoma surgery

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Patients with age-related macular degeneration who received seven or more eye injections of the drug bevacizumab annually had a higher risk of having glaucoma surgery, according to a study...

Changes of the cell environment are associated with certain eye diseases

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In case of ischemic injury to the retina, changes occur in the protein scaffold in the environment of retinal cells, the so-called extracellular matrix.

Unproven stem cell 'therapy' blinds three patients at Florida clinic

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Three people with macular degeneration were blinded after undergoing an unproven stem cell treatment that was touted as a clinical trial in 2015 at a clinic in Florida.

Fighting blindness: TSRI scientists bring a key protein into focus

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered how a protein called α2δ4 establishes proper vision.

Eyes hold clues to future narrowing of leg vessels

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Changes in tiny blood vessels of the eye may predict a higher risk of later narrowing in the large blood vessels in the legs, according to a study.

Rabbits' detached retina 'glued' with new hydrogel

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A newly developed elastic gel administered in liquid form and shown to turn jellylike within minutes after injection into rabbits' eyes to replace the clear gelatinous fluid inside their eyeballs...

Zebrafish study sheds light on the eye's ability to regenerate

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study looks into the fish eyes' ability to regenerate after injury and uncovers the role of a neurotransmitter in triggering this process.

In-home occupational therapy curbs depression in visually impaired patients

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Johns Hopkins researchers report that in-home occupational therapy appears to reduce the rate and severity of depression in people at higher risk for the disorder because of seriously impaired...

Assessing the impact of stress in age-related macular degeneration

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss among older adults in the United States, is often associated with psychological stress.

Red eyes: List of common causes

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the common causes of red eye, including conjunctivitis, corneal ulcer, dry eye syndrome, and subconjunctival hemorrhage.

Common causes of eye pain explained

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about common causes of eye pain, such as corneal disorders, glaucoma, uveitis, and endophthalmitis. Also learn about eye care tips.

Youth with type 2 diabetes develop complications more often than type 1 peers

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Teens and young adults with type 2 diabetes develop kidney, nerve, and eye diseases - as well as some risk factors for heart disease - more often than their peers with type 1 diabetes in the years...

World-first genetic clues point to risk of blindness

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Australian scientists have discovered the first evidence of genes that cause Macular Telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel), a degenerative eye disease which leads to blindness and is currently incurable...

Schirmer's test: What to expect with the dry eye test

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is the Schirmer's test, why is the test used, and who should have a Schirmer's test? What should be expected and what do the results mean?

Best contact lenses for people with dry eyes

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What type and brand of contact lens may be best for people with dry eyes? Are there any lifestyle changes that may help and are there any associated risks?

Best eye drops for people with itchy eyes

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about what eye drops are available for itchy eyes, when eye drops should be used, and when people should see a doctor.

Natural remedies for dry eyes

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What causes dry eye, what home remedies may help to reduce symptoms, and how might it be prevented? Learn about the lifestyle changes that could help.

Which eye drops are best for dry eyes?

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about what causes dry eye, which eye drops are available, what to consider when choosing eye drops, and alternative treatments.

Vitamin B-3 successfully prevents glaucoma in mice

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New mouse study finds a way to prevent glaucoma in genetically predisposed mice. This could pave the way for safer treatments for glaucoma patients.

Many GPs are ill-informed and unsupportive when tackling Britain's leading cause of blindness, new research reveals

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research published in the BMJ Open has found that patients experiencing degenerative eye disease are not receiving the information and support needed to manage, understand and treat their...

International team of researchers develop new model for earlier treatments for AMD

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

An international team of researchers from Queen's University Belfast, University College London and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA have developed a cell culture model that could help...

Zapping between channels in the retina

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Visual information is processed long before it reaches the brain. As early as in the retina, numerous types of cells are responsible for decomposing images into their diverse components, and for...