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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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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...

Study suggests new way to prevent vision loss in diabetics and premature babies

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, have identified a new molecule that induces the formation of abnormal blood vessels in the...

Itchy eyes: Causes and treatment options

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:00:00 PDT

How can you relieve itchy or dry eyes? When should you see a doctor? Learn about common causes of this irritating condition and how to manage symptoms.

How blind people's brains rewire to improve other senses

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Breaking research shows how the brains of blind people are naturally rewired to compensate for the lack of visual input, boosting the remaining senses.

Repeated eye injections for age-related macular degeneration associated with increased risk for glaucoma surgery

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Patients with age-related macular degeneration who received seven or more eye injections of the drug bevacizumab annually had a higher risk of having glaucoma surgery, according to a study...

Changes of the cell environment are associated with certain eye diseases

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In case of ischemic injury to the retina, changes occur in the protein scaffold in the environment of retinal cells, the so-called extracellular matrix.

Unproven stem cell 'therapy' blinds three patients at Florida clinic

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Three people with macular degeneration were blinded after undergoing an unproven stem cell treatment that was touted as a clinical trial in 2015 at a clinic in Florida.

Fighting blindness: TSRI scientists bring a key protein into focus

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered how a protein called α2δ4 establishes proper vision.

Eyes hold clues to future narrowing of leg vessels

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Changes in tiny blood vessels of the eye may predict a higher risk of later narrowing in the large blood vessels in the legs, according to a study.

Rabbits' detached retina 'glued' with new hydrogel

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A newly developed elastic gel administered in liquid form and shown to turn jellylike within minutes after injection into rabbits' eyes to replace the clear gelatinous fluid inside their eyeballs...

Zebrafish study sheds light on the eye's ability to regenerate

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study looks into the fish eyes' ability to regenerate after injury and uncovers the role of a neurotransmitter in triggering this process.

In-home occupational therapy curbs depression in visually impaired patients

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Johns Hopkins researchers report that in-home occupational therapy appears to reduce the rate and severity of depression in people at higher risk for the disorder because of seriously impaired...

Assessing the impact of stress in age-related macular degeneration

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss among older adults in the United States, is often associated with psychological stress.

Red eyes: List of common causes

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the common causes of red eye, including conjunctivitis, corneal ulcer, dry eye syndrome, and subconjunctival hemorrhage.

Common causes of eye pain explained

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about common causes of eye pain, such as corneal disorders, glaucoma, uveitis, and endophthalmitis. Also learn about eye care tips.

Youth with type 2 diabetes develop complications more often than type 1 peers

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Teens and young adults with type 2 diabetes develop kidney, nerve, and eye diseases - as well as some risk factors for heart disease - more often than their peers with type 1 diabetes in the years...

World-first genetic clues point to risk of blindness

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Australian scientists have discovered the first evidence of genes that cause Macular Telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel), a degenerative eye disease which leads to blindness and is currently incurable...

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

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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?