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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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All you need to know about epiretinal membrane

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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...



How an eye test could detect Alzheimer's

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal how a novel imaging technique could diagnose Alzheimer's disease by detecting beta-amyloid plaques in the retinas of patients.



Color blindness: When red looks like brown

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

From street signs to our national flags, colors are an integral part of society. But for colorblind individuals, this can cause serious challenges.



Visual impairment among older adults associated with poor cognitive function

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a nationally representative sample of older U.S. adults, visual impairment was associated with worse cognitive function, according to a study published by JAMA Ophthalmology.



Why do onions make us cry?

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Few can escape the wrath of the onion; the chemicals released in self-defense make us well up. Scientists shed light on the enzyme responsible.



Marcus Gunn pupil: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Marcus Gunn pupil is a condition affecting the eyes. In this article, learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for Marcus Gunn pupil.



Demyelination: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Demyelination is damage to the myelin layer, or the protective coating of nerve cells. This can lead to neurological problems including slow reflexes.



Dacryocystitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

What is dacryocystitis? In this article, learn about the causes of this infection that affects the tear ducts, how it is diagnosed, and treatment.



Laser treatment reduces eye floaters

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Patients reported improvement in symptoms of eye floaters after treatment with a laser, according to a study published by JAMA Ophthalmology.



Homocystinuria: Causes, symptoms, and tests

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is homocystinuria? In this article, learn about the causes of this condition and who it affects, the symptoms, and how it is diagnosed and treated.



Researchers identify visual system changes that may signal Parkinson's disease

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Changes in the visual systems of newly diagnosed Parkinson's disease patients may provide important biomarkers for the early detection and monitoring of the disease, according to a new study...



Eye microbiome trains immune cells to fend off pathogens

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Microbe living on the surface of the eye protects cornea from infections.Bugs in your eyes may be a good thing.



Eyelid twitch: Common causes, treatment, and prevention

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An eyelid twitch can be very frustrating, especially when it is an ongoing problem. Learn about the possible causes of eyelid twitch, and how to treat it.