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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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How to Get Rid of Red Eyes: Home Remedies and Health Tips

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

What is red eye and what is conjunctivitis? Learn about common causes, home remedies, and serious problems that may cause red eye.

Cell softness predicts corneal transplant success

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Stem cell transplantation is a promising strategy for restoring eyesight resulting from corneal damage, but tissue grafts must contain a high percentage of stem cells for clinical success.

New life hack for de-blurring visual images without glasses

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

An international team of neuroscientists has shown that a person's ability to see fine visual detail can be sharpened by simply staring for a few seconds at a rapidly flickering display.

Wearable artificial vision device shows promise in helping legally blind people 'read'

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Study shows potential of assistive technology to improve quality of life for the visually impaired.

Researchers use breakthrough technology to detect glaucoma progression

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

In a first of its kind study, Mount Sinai researchers are using optimal coherence tomography (OCT) angiography to look at the earliest stages of glaucoma and identify characteristic patterns of...

Visual cortex plays role in plasticity of eye movement reflex

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

By peering into the eyes of mice and tracking their ocular movements, researchers made an unexpected discovery: the visual cortex - a region of the brain known to process sensory information ...

Triple-drug chemotherapy with topotecan helps preserve vision in retinoblastoma patients

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital researchers report a topotecan-based chemotherapy regimen should be considered front-line therapy for patients with advanced bilateral retinoblastoma; an eye...

Cortisol-free rheumatoid arthritis medication also works for rare eye disease

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

A well-known rheumatoid arthritis medication containing the active agent adalimumab, a therapeutic human monoclonal antibody, is also effective for treating non-infectious uveitis, a rare eye...

Cerebellum: What is its Function?

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

This article provides a brief summary of anatomy, purpose, and disorders of the cerebellum, also offering tips on preserving brain health.

Zika: Could virus spread via contact with sweat, tears?

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Doctors discuss a rare case of a patient who died from Zika virus and the possibility of transmission to a second patient via contact with sweat and tears.

Cell reprogramming discovery may lead to treatments for eye diseases

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

By transferring genes into mammalian Müller glial cells, scientists turn them into stem cells that may replenish lost and damaged retinal neurons.

Study demonstrates feasibility of therapeutic gene delivery for inherited retinal degeneration in children

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Researchers have demonstrated the ability to deliver a fully functional copy of the CLN3 gene to stem cells of patients with juvenile NCL, an inherited neurodegenerative disease in which a mutation...

Help needed to identify post-stroke visual impairments

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A University of Liverpool led review of the methods available to screen for post-stroke visual impairments has found there is an urgent demand for the development of a tool.

Immune-matched stem cells prevent rejection of retinal transplants in animals

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Stem cell-based transplantation approaches hold great potential for treating a wide range of eye diseases, but progress has been limited by concerns about cost, safety, and effectiveness.

Zika virus can be detected in eye's conjunctival fluid

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

In a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology, Changwen Ke, Ph.D., of the Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Guangzhou, China and colleagues examined whether Zika...

FDA approves VisuMax Femtosecond Laser to surgically treat nearsightedness

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the VisuMax Femtosecond Laser for the small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) procedure to reduce or eliminate nearsightedness in certain...

World first for robot eye operation

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Surgeons at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital have performed the world's first operation inside the eye using a robot.

Drug-dispensing contact lens effectively lowers eye pressure in glaucoma model

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A contact lens designed to deliver medication gradually to the eye could improve outcomes for patients with conditions requiring treatment with eye drops, which are often imprecise and difficult to...

'Internal astigmatism' doesn't compensate for changes in the eye over time

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

For people with nearsightedness (myopia), the lens doesn't compensate for growth or other changes in the structure of the eye, according to a long-term follow-up study in the September issue of...

New test needed to assess the quality and safety of sunglasses

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Revision of standards is needed to test sunglasses quality and establish safe limits for the lenses' UV filters, according to research published in the open access journal Biomedical Engineering...

Diabetes-related vision loss growing worldwide

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

The number of people worldwide with vision loss from diabetic retinopathy is rising, representing an increasing proportion of the blind and sight-impaired.

Artificial retinas: Promising leads towards clearer vision

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A major therapeutic challenge, the retinal prostheses that have been under development during the past ten years can enable some blind subjects to perceive light signals, but the image thus...

Researchers find new role for cannabinoids in vision

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A multidisciplinary team including researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute has improved our understanding of how cannabinoids, the active agent in marijuana, affect vision in...

Fighting the stigma of albinism

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

People with albinism face major health problems, including skin cancer, involuntary eye movements, and poor eyesight.

Increased eye cancer risk linked to pigmentation genes that dictate eye color

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:00:00 PDT

New research identifies genetic mechanisms behind rare form of melanoma are also associated with genetic risk for skin melanoma.