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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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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.

Sufferers of both Type 2 diabetes and sleep apnoea could lose eyesight within four years

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered that patients who suffer from both Type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnoea are at greater risk of developing a condition that leads to...

What makes eyes itch?

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Summer is here, and allergies are rearing their ugly heads, causing many an itchy eye. Find out what happens in your eye to bring you such distress.

Swollen eyelid: Twelve causes and treatments

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Twelve of the most common causes of swollen eyelid. In this article, learn about why swollen eyelids occur, how to prevent them, and how to treat symptoms.

Magnetic implants used to treat 'dancing eyes'

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A research team has successfully used magnets implanted behind a person's eyes to treat nystagmus, a condition characterised by involuntary eye movements.

Histoplasmosis: Causes, risk factors, and treatment

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection with a variety of flu-like symptoms. Although it is not contagious, it can cause chronic complications. Learn more.

Is your doctor prescribing the wrong treatment for pink eye?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Ophthalmologists urge practitioners to stop overprescribing antibiotics for a common eye infection that typically clears up without medication.

Dressmakers found to have needle-sharp 3-D vision

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Study finds seamstresses possess stereoscopic superpowers.Haute couture can be credited for enhancing more than catwalks and red carpets.

Eye stroke: Symptoms, risks, and treatment

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about what an eye stroke is. How is an eye stroke diagnosed, how can it be prevented, and what treatment is available?

Competitive football players have superior vision, study suggests

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The visual abilities of competitive football players are substantially better than those of healthy non-athletes, according to the first-ever comprehensive assessment of visual function in English...

Light-responsive ligands activate retinal neurons to repair vision loss in blind mice

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Retinitis pigmentosa, age-related macular degeneration, and other retinal diseases lead to the deterioration of photoreceptors, the light-sensing cells in the eye.

Are soft contact lenses safe for children? Risks seem no higher than in adults

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Available evidence suggests that soft contact lenses can be safely prescribed to children and adolescents, with no increase in adverse effects compared to adults, according to a review in Optometry...

Eyesight continues to develop until your 40s, new study finds

Tue, 30 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

The findings may have repercussions for people with amblyopia or other eye disorders that are currently only being treated in childhood.

Identical twins have identical vision, down to the smallest detail

Sun, 28 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study finds that identical twins are identical down to the tiniest defects in their eyes. Genes have more control over vision than initially thought.

Switching to a low-glycemic diet may stop age-related eye disease, study suggests

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study in mice finds that development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) could be arrested by switching from a high-glycemic diet (starches as are found in white bread) to a low-glycemic...

Wet AMD: Small trial shows new gene therapy is safe in humans

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new gene therapy that neutralizes the growth factor that promotes wet AMD is shown to be safe and well tolerated in a small trial of human patients.

University of Birmingham develops revolutionary eye drops to treat age-related blindness

Wed, 17 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a type of eye drop which could potentially revolutionise the treatment of one of the leading causes of blindness in the UK.