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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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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.

Genetic mutations that lead to macular degeneration blindness mapped by new research

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Two gene mutations that trigger a retinal disease that causes blindness in one in 5,000 males have been mapped, leading to the potential for new therapeutic treatments.

High number of sports-related eye injuries in U.S.

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

From 2010 to 2013, approximately 30,000 individuals a year reported to emergency departments in the United States with sports-related eye injuries, according to a study published online by JAMA...

Is more, better? Finding the balance between nutritional supplements and eye health

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Excess lutein supplements linked to formation of crystal deposits in the eyes.

After blindness, the adult brain can learn to see again

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PST

More than 40 million people worldwide are blind, and many of them reach this condition after many years of slow and progressive retinal degeneration.

Vitamin A orange maize improves night vision

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new study has found that vitamin A-biofortified orange maize significantly improves visual functions in children.

How to Get Rid of a Stye: Treatments and Home Remedies

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

What are styes, what are the symptoms of a stye, and how do we prevent them? Learn what home remedies and medical treatments are available.

Glaucoma causing more sight loss - new study

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Cases of blindness caused by glaucoma rose by 62% worldwide in two decades.The number of people made blind due to glaucoma has risen by 62% in two decades, according to research published in...

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

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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...