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

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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...

Anti-cell death agent a potential treatment for vision loss associated with MS

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 02:00:00 PST

A new therapeutic agent tested in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS) produced anti-inflammatory activity and prevented loss of cells in the optic nerve, according to a new study by...

Best Eye Drops for People With Red Eyes

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

What are the main causes of red eye and when should red eye be treated with eye drops? What drops are available and who should avoid eye drops?

Myopia cell discovered in retina

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a cell in the retina that may cause myopia when it dysfunctions.

Sign language users have better reaction times and peripheral vision

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

People who use British Sign Language (BSL) have better reaction times in their peripheral vision, a new study from the University of Sheffield has found.

Large increase in eye injuries linked to laundry detergent pods among young children

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Between 2012 and 2015, the number of chemical burns to the eye associated with laundry detergent pods increased more than 30-fold among preschool-aged children in the U.S.

AI as good as ophthalmologists at diagnosing a rare eye condition

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

An artificial-intelligence (AI) algorithm performs just as well as individual ophthalmologists in diagnosing congenital cataracts, reports a paper published online in Nature Biomedical Engineering.

New peptide could improve treatment for vision-threatening disease

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Johns Hopkins researchers report that a new peptide holds promise for improving treatment for degenerative retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema and...

Stem cell secretions may help treat glaucoma

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new rodent study shows that exosomes - the secretions from stem cells - may help to protect cells in the retina. This may ultimately help treat glaucoma.

Study finds discrepancy between what symptoms patients report, what appears in electronic medical record

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Researchers found significant inconsistencies between what symptoms patients at ophthalmology clinics reported on a questionnaire and documentation in the electronic medical record, according to a...

World first: Surgical eye robot performs precision-injection in patient with retinal vein occlusion

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Surgeons at University Hospitals Leuven have been the first to operate on a patient with retinal vein occlusion using a surgical robot.

Low-cost therapy produces long-lasting improvements for stroke survivors

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study by researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the University of Glasgow has found that a low-cost therapy can improve the lives of stroke patients with vision problems.

Which Vitamins are Good for Dry Eyes?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn about eye health and what specific vitamins may treat symptoms of dry eyes. What other treatments and possible home remedies are available also?

Improving longevity of functionally integrated stem cells in regenerative vision therapy

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Stem cell therapies hold great promise for restoring function in a variety of degenerative conditions, but one of the logistical hurdles is how to ensure the cells survive in the body long enough...

Stem cell research offers new hope of restoring sight

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

As the population ages, retinal degeneration becomes more prevalent. Stem cell research inches closer to a future where vision loss may be reversible.

Vision symptoms following concussion limit a child's ability to return to the classroom

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A comprehensive vision assessment should be part of return-to-learn protocols to help determine when children are ready to return to the classroom following concussions - particularly in children...

A closer look at the eye

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have developed a new imaging technique that could revolutionize how eye health and disease are assessed.