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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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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.

Zinc: A surprise target in regenerating the optic nerve after injury

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

For more than two decades, researchers have tried to regenerate the injured optic nerve using different growth factors and/or agents that overcome natural growth inhibition.

Retinal Migraine: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Retinal migraine is a condition that affects some people who get migraine. Visual disturbances develop in one eye, followed by migraine symptoms.

LASIK and Dry Eyes: What's the Connection?

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

LASIK is a popular way of correcting vision, but complications can include dry eyes. Learn more about LASIK, dry eyes, and other vision correction options.

NYBC scientist makes groundbreaking discoveries on the parasite that causes river blindness disease

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

New York Blood Center (NYBC) has announced that researcher Dr. Sara Lustigman, Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Parasitology at NYBC's Lindsley F.

Female hormones increase risk of vision loss in rare genetic disease

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Girls with a rare genetic disorder caused by mutations in a gene known as Nf1 are much more likely to lose their vision than boys with mutations in the same gene.

Study examines potential effect of regular marijuana use on vision

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

A small, preliminary study has found an abnormality involving the retina that may account for altered vision in regular cannabis users. The results are published online by JAMA Ophthalmology.

Researchers find children with 'wobbly eye' unable to recognise faces

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Researchers in Southampton have discovered children who suffer from eye movement disorder nystagmus - known as 'wobbly eye' - struggle to recognise faces but not other objects.

TSRI scientists find mechanism behind side effects in vision-loss treatment

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

A common class of drugs for vision loss may actually add to the problem in some patients, according to new research co-led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI).

Increased UVB exposure associated with reduced risk of nearsightedness, particularly in teens, young

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Higher ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation exposure, directly related to time outdoors and sunlight exposure, was associated with reduced odds of myopia (nearsightedness), and exposure to UVB between...

Eye surgery of the future: Gentle, efficient, out-patient surgery

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

The eye surgery of the future will be performed on an out-patient basis, will be gentle and efficient.

Psoriasis on the Eyelids: Symptoms and Treatment

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Psoriasis on the eyelids can be a difficult condition to manage. Learn about the symptoms, complications, and available forms of treatment here.

Macular degeneration: Study sheds light on Alzheimer's proteins in retina

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

Study reveals new insights into the molecular mechanisms of beta-amyloid buildup - a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease - in the retina of people with AMD.

Smart cane could transform lives of the blind and visually impaired

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

An enterprising researcher from The University of Manchester has developed a prototype tool that could help transform the lives of the blind and visually impaired.

Alzheimer's disease proteins could be at fault for leading cause of vision loss among older people

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Research from the University of Southampton gives new insight into possible causes of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss among people aged 50 and older.

New gene-editing technology partially restores vision in blind animals

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Salk Institute researchers have discovered a holy grail of gene editing - the ability to, for the first time, insert DNA at a target location into the non-dividing cells that make up the majority...

Neurons in the human eye are organised for error correction

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Cells that send visual signals to the brain act collectively to suppress noise and improve accuracy.

Gut microbes influence development of wet AMD

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

New mouse study finds an imbalance in gut microbes from high-fat diets influences evolution of wet AMD via increased gut permeability and inflammation.

Microbes in your gut influence major eye disease

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Bacteria in your intestines may play an important role in determining if you will develop blinding wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

Level of education is more decisive than intelligence for the development of short-sightedness

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Environmental factors such as education and leisure activities have a greater influence on the development of short-sightedness or myopia than the ability to think logically and solve problems.

New findings show promise for treatment of Graves' disease and other ocular disorders

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 PST

A new class of therapies may be on the horizon for thyroid eye disease (TED) and other destructive scarring conditions.