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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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Magnetic implants used to treat 'dancing eyes'

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A research team has successfully used magnets implanted behind a person's eyes to treat nystagmus, a condition characterised by involuntary eye movements.

Histoplasmosis: Causes, risk factors, and treatment

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection with a variety of flu-like symptoms. Although it is not contagious, it can cause chronic complications. Learn more.

Is your doctor prescribing the wrong treatment for pink eye?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Ophthalmologists urge practitioners to stop overprescribing antibiotics for a common eye infection that typically clears up without medication.

Dressmakers found to have needle-sharp 3-D vision

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Study finds seamstresses possess stereoscopic superpowers.Haute couture can be credited for enhancing more than catwalks and red carpets.

Eye stroke: Symptoms, risks, and treatment

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about what an eye stroke is. How is an eye stroke diagnosed, how can it be prevented, and what treatment is available?

Competitive football players have superior vision, study suggests

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The visual abilities of competitive football players are substantially better than those of healthy non-athletes, according to the first-ever comprehensive assessment of visual function in English...

Light-responsive ligands activate retinal neurons to repair vision loss in blind mice

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Retinitis pigmentosa, age-related macular degeneration, and other retinal diseases lead to the deterioration of photoreceptors, the light-sensing cells in the eye.

Are soft contact lenses safe for children? Risks seem no higher than in adults

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Available evidence suggests that soft contact lenses can be safely prescribed to children and adolescents, with no increase in adverse effects compared to adults, according to a review in Optometry...

Eyesight continues to develop until your 40s, new study finds

Tue, 30 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

The findings may have repercussions for people with amblyopia or other eye disorders that are currently only being treated in childhood.

Identical twins have identical vision, down to the smallest detail

Sun, 28 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study finds that identical twins are identical down to the tiniest defects in their eyes. Genes have more control over vision than initially thought.

Switching to a low-glycemic diet may stop age-related eye disease, study suggests

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study in mice finds that development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) could be arrested by switching from a high-glycemic diet (starches as are found in white bread) to a low-glycemic...

Wet AMD: Small trial shows new gene therapy is safe in humans

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new gene therapy that neutralizes the growth factor that promotes wet AMD is shown to be safe and well tolerated in a small trial of human patients.

University of Birmingham develops revolutionary eye drops to treat age-related blindness

Wed, 17 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a type of eye drop which could potentially revolutionise the treatment of one of the leading causes of blindness in the UK.

Diabetes doctors: Which specialists treat diabetes?

Sun, 14 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

There are a variety of healthcare professionals that can help manage diabetes. Knowing what to expect from each will help you make the most of your visit.

Avastin as effective as Eylea for treating central retinal vein occlusion

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Monthly eye injections of Avastin (bevacizumab) are as effective as the more expensive drug Eylea (aflibercept) for the treatment of central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO), according to a clinical...

Prevalence of visual impairment among preschool children projected to increase

Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The number of preschool children in the U.S. with visual impairment is projected to increase by more than 25 percent in the coming decades, with the majority of visual impairment resulting from...

Disfiguring eye symptoms diminish in Graves' eye disease drug trial

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The disease is characterized by inflammation and a buildup of tissue around the eyes that cause them to bulge painfully from their sockets.

Findings suggest underdiagnosis of AMD not uncommon in primary eye care

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Approximately 25 percent of eyes deemed to be normal based on dilated eye examination by a primary eye care ophthalmologist or optometrist had macular characteristics that indicated age-related...

Clinical trial discovers a new way to prevent children with arthritis and eye disease losing their sight

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A trial funded by the charity Arthritis Research UK and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has discovered a drug combination that could help thousands of children with arthritis.

New eye test detects earliest signs of glaucoma

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A simple eye test could help solve the biggest global cause of irreversible blindness, glaucoma.

Researchers identify new target for abnormal blood vessel growth in the eyes

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A team led by Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers has identified a novel therapeutic target for retinal neovascularization, or abnormal blood vessel growth in the retina, a hallmark of advanced...

New chemical composition of 'poppers' linked to retinal damage

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The new chemical composition of the legal high 'poppers' is linked to retinal damage at the back of the eye, finds a small study published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

Fish eyes to help understand human inherited blindness

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Discovery of a gene in zebrafish that triggers congenital blindness could lead to a suitable cure for similar disease in humans.

Marker may help predict success with extended-wear contact lenses

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A simple marker on eye examination may help vision care professionals predict which patients will have a higher or lower rate of problems after starting extended-wear contact lenses, reports a...

Study finds ethnic differences in effect of age-related macular degeneration on visual function

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In study that included Chinese, Malay, and Indian participants, researchers found that among those with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) there were ethnic differences in visual function, such...