Artificial Intelligence Quickly and Accurately Diagnoses Eye Diseases and Pneumonia
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Using artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques, researchers have developed a new computational tool to screen patients with common but blinding retinal diseases
Feb 23, 2018 - 10:20:43 AM
Healthy Living And Macular Degeneration: Tips To Protect Your Vision
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Hereâ€™s health news you may be glad to see: A healthy lifestyle may reduce your risk of getting vision diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which can damage central vision and currently affects 11 million Americans.
Feb 17, 2018 - 9:46:46 AM
NEI Support Paved Early Pathway for Novel Glaucoma Therapies
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The recent approval of two novel medications for glaucoma â€“ the first new medications for the disorder in nearly 18 years â€“ are fruit borne from decades of foundational scientific research supported by the National Eye Institute (NEI).
Feb 7, 2018 - 12:52:29 PM
Antioxidant Therapy Prevents Devastating Vision Loss
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BUFFALO, N.Y. â€” A new study led by vision researchers has demonstrated that the addition of widely available antioxidants to the current standard-of-care prevented vision loss in an animal model of a rare genetic disease.
Feb 5, 2018 - 11:20:31 AM
The Eye Is Not Immune to Immunity
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A person needs immune-suppressive drugs for organ transplants but not typically for transplants in the eye. How come?
Jan 25, 2018 - 10:23:35 AM
Fluctuations of Sex Steroid Hormone Could be Culprit in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Gender-based differences may influence several ocular conditions, suggesting that fluctuations in sex steroid homeostasis may have direct effects on eye physiology and the pathogenesis of conditions like Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
Jan 18, 2018 - 11:12:26 AM
Study Advances Gene Therapy for Glaucoma
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MADISON â€“ While testing genes to treat glaucoma by reducing pressure inside the eye, University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists stumbled onto a problem:
Jan 17, 2018 - 12:42:06 PM
Repetitive Strain From Eye Movement May Play a Role in Glaucoma
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Common, unavoidable eye movements may be a cause of glaucoma in people with normal intraocular pressure (normal-tension glaucoma)
Jan 5, 2018 - 11:17:45 AM
Are You Considering LASIK Eye Surgery?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - If you struggle with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism, you probably wear glasses or contact lenses to help you to see.
Jan 4, 2018 - 11:31:20 AM
NIH Discovery Brings Stem Cell Therapy for Eye Disease Closer to the Clinic
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Scientists report that tiny tube-like protrusions called primary cilia on cells of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE)â€”a layer of cells in the back of the eye....
Jan 3, 2018 - 10:58:03 AM
Cases of Glaucoma, the 'Sneak Thief of Sight,' Projected to Increase Significantly in Near Future
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHICAGO Â â€“ As the population of the United States ages, the number of age-related eye disease cases is projected to grow.
Jan 2, 2018 - 10:31:43 AM
Give The Gift Of Sight This Holiday Season
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Itâ€™s a fact of life. When people reach their senior years, they are at high risk for developing age-related eye diseases that can lead to blindness if not caught and treated in time.
Dec 27, 2017 - 10:24:33 AM
Cold Weather Woes and Dry Eyes
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. â€” As cold winter months arrive, many people will live in dry, indoor conditions with the heat on all day, which contributes to the seasonâ€™s being the most common time people complain about dry, itchy and watery eyes.
Dec 8, 2017 - 3:11:45 PM
Further Understanding Eye Damage from Eclipse
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - In a first-of-its-kind study, Mount Sinai researchers are using adaptive optics (AO) to analyze retinal eye damage from the August solar eclipse on a cellular level.
Dec 8, 2017 - 11:21:36 AM
Combating Eye Injuries with a Reversible Superglue Seal
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - LOS ANGELES â€“Â When a soldier sustains a traumatic eye injury on the battlefield, any delay in treatment may lead to permanent vision loss.
Dec 7, 2017 - 10:48:40 AM
Annoyed by Floating Specks in Your Vision? You May Soon be Able to Zap Them Away
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Millions of people who put up with seeing annoying specks drift through their field of vision may now have a safe, high-tech solution to their problem.
Nov 14, 2017 - 11:43:06 AM
Wouldnâ€™t it be Great if Eyedrops Didnâ€™t Spill Out of Your Eyes?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A new kind of eyedropper can deliver tiny droplets of medication, treating the eye more precisely than traditional eyedroppers, while reducing waste and avoiding dangerous side effects.
Nov 14, 2017 - 11:33:32 AM
Hormone Replacement Therapy May Protect Against Eye Disease
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New Orleans â€“ Nov. 13, 2017 â€” Women who took estrogen-only hormone replacement therapy after ovary removal had a lower risk of developing glaucoma
Nov 13, 2017 - 11:48:05 AM
At-Home Vision Monitoring App May Improve Patient Care
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New Orleans â€” Patients with age-related macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy who used a mobile application to test their vision at home got comparable results to in-office vision testing
Nov 13, 2017 - 11:39:22 AM
Hope for Patients Awaiting Corneal Transplants
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New national research led by Jonathan Lass, MD of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center has found that corneal donor tissue....
Nov 13, 2017 - 11:28:50 AM
Dry Eye Sufferers Will Soon Have a Drug-Free Solution
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New Orleans â€” A study of dry eye sufferers who inserted a handheld neurostimulator device in their nose to make their eyes produce more tears experienced significant relief from their disease
Nov 13, 2017 - 11:09:14 AM
Uncomfortable Sight from an Ancient Reflex of the Eye
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PHILADELPHIA â€“ The eyes are for seeing, but they have other important biological functions, including automatic visual reflexes that go on without awareness.
Nov 1, 2017 - 12:23:39 PM
A Closer Look At LASIK Success Rates
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - One of the most common questions surgeons are asked about LASIK is: What is the success rate?
Oct 31, 2017 - 12:49:27 PM
Seeing Double is a Fairly Common Issue, but Rarely Caused by Problems in the Brain
(HealthNewsDigest.Com) - Many people each year see a doctor for double vision, leaving physicians to determine if a patient needs new eyeglasses â€” or is facing something worse.
Oct 31, 2017 - 11:14:22 AM
Reversing Retinal Degenerative Diseases: Weâ€™re One Step Closer
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Degenerative disorders affecting the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), such as age-related macular degeneration and autosomal recessive bestrophinopathy, can ultimately lead to blindness.
Oct 25, 2017 - 11:52:04 AM
Those with Diabetes at Higher Risk for Vision Loss, But Steps Can Be Taken to Save Sight
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHICAGO (Oct. 25, 2017) â€“ More than 8 million Americans have diabetic retinopathy, according to the study, â€śThe Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems,â€ť from Prevent Blindness.
Oct 25, 2017 - 10:26:20 AM
Identify Protein That Plays Key Role in Diabetic Blindness
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - For millions of Americans, their world is dissolving into an unrecognizable blur. Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease affecting one-third of the estimated 30 million Americans who struggle with diabetes.
Oct 24, 2017 - 10:33:46 AM
Genetic Testing Recommended for Children Considered at Risk for Most Common Eye Cancer
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SAN FRANCISCO â€” Children who are considered to be at risk of developing eye cancer should receive genetic counseling and testing as soon as possible to clarify risk for the disease.
Oct 19, 2017 - 10:43:08 AM
Protecting Your Eyes During and After Natural Disasters
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SAN DIEGO, CALIF (October 12th, 2017) â€“ When youâ€™re knee-deep in flood watersâ€”or escaping from a fast-moving wildfireâ€”protecting your eyes probably isnâ€™t one of the first things you think about.
Oct 12, 2017 - 12:06:16 PM
Farsighted Children Struggle with Attention
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - COLUMBUS, Ohio â€“ Farsighted preschoolers and kindergartners have a harder time paying attention and that could put them at risk of slipping behind in school, a new study suggests.
Oct 10, 2017 - 11:09:36 AM
180 Percent of Contact Lens Wearers Are At Risk for an Eye Infection from Unsafe Use
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHICAGO (Sept. 25, 2017) â€“ Contact lenses are a good option for many as an alternative to eyeglasses.Â In fact, according to theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 46 million Americans wear contact lenses.
Sep 25, 2017 - 10:30:11 AM
Identify Potential Biomarkers of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - (BOSTON) â€“ Patients with any stage of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) carry signs of the disease in their blood that may be found through special laboratory tests
Sep 13, 2017 - 10:32:18 AM
Myths And Facts: Clearing Up A Few Misconceptions About Eye Exams
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - People are constantly reminded to eat right and exercise to stay healthy. But what about eye health?
Sep 12, 2017 - 9:50:03 AM
Eye Changes May Signal Frontotemporal Lobe Degeneration
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PHILADELPHIA â€“ Frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) is a progressive neurodegenerative condition that is present in tens of thousands of Americans, but is often difficult to diagnose accurately.
Sep 11, 2017 - 10:33:29 AM
Superhuman 'Night' Vision During the Total Eclipse?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - COLUMBUS, Ohio â€“ If you were fortunate enough to witness the recent total solar eclipse in all its glory, you might have noticed something surprising.
Sep 6, 2017 - 11:22:44 AM
Contact Lenses: What to Know Before You Buy
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Contact lenses are more versatile than ever before. Understand the pros and cons of common types of contact lenses â€” and the ground rules for preventing eye infections.
Aug 30, 2017 - 11:49:22 AM
3 Tips for Healthy Eyes (VIDEO)
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - People often take their eyesight for granted. As people age, many will notice their vision change over time. There are preventive measures you can take to keep your eyes healthy.
Aug 30, 2017 - 11:39:58 AM
Laser Vision Correction For Lifeâ€™s Major Milestones
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - College graduation, a new job, getting married. These life milestones often lead to setting goals for achieving our best selves.
Aug 28, 2017 - 12:26:43 PM
Prevent Blindness Data Shows Water and Pool Activities Remain the Cause of Most Sports-related Eye Injuries
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHICAGO (Aug. 17, 2017) â€“ According to recent annual data from Prevent Blindness, more eye injuries occur from water and pool activities than any other sport.
Aug 17, 2017 - 10:38:56 AM
Solar Eclipses and Laser Pointers Pose Similar Eye Hazards
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Much attention is focused on the potential dangers that the upcoming solar eclipse will pose to the unprotected eye. But health experts caution thereâ€™s at least one other â€“ and more prevalent â€“ way to do lasting damage to oneâ€™s vision.
Aug 17, 2017 - 9:50:07 AM