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Eye Care
Artificial Intelligence Quickly and Accurately Diagnoses Eye Diseases and Pneumonia

( - 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

Eye Care
Healthy Living And Macular Degeneration: Tips To Protect Your Vision

( - Here’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

Eye Care
NEI Support Paved Early Pathway for Novel Glaucoma Therapies

( - The recent approval of two novel medications for glaucoma – the first new medications for the disorder in nearly 18 years – are fruit borne from decades of foundational scientific research supported by the National Eye Institute (NEI).

Feb 7, 2018 - 12:52:29 PM

Eye Care
Antioxidant Therapy Prevents Devastating Vision Loss

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. — 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

Eye Care
The Eye Is Not Immune to Immunity

( - 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

Eye Care
Fluctuations of Sex Steroid Hormone Could be Culprit in Age-Related Macular Degeneration

( - 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

Eye Care
Study Advances Gene Therapy for Glaucoma

( - MADISON – 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

Eye Care
Repetitive Strain From Eye Movement May Play a Role in Glaucoma

( - 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

Eye Care
Are You Considering LASIK Eye Surgery?

( - 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

Eye Care
NIH Discovery Brings Stem Cell Therapy for Eye Disease Closer to the Clinic

( - Scientists report that tiny tube-like protrusions called primary cilia on cells of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE)—a layer of cells in the back of the eye....

Jan 3, 2018 - 10:58:03 AM

Eye Care
Cases of Glaucoma, the 'Sneak Thief of Sight,' Projected to Increase Significantly in Near Future

( - CHICAGO  – 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

Eye Care
Give The Gift Of Sight This Holiday Season

( - It’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

Eye Care
Cold Weather Woes and Dry Eyes

( - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — As cold winter months arrive, many people will live in dry, indoor conditions with the heat on all day, which contributes to the season’s being the most common time people complain about dry, itchy and watery eyes.

Dec 8, 2017 - 3:11:45 PM

Eye Care
Further Understanding Eye Damage from Eclipse

( - 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

Eye Care
Combating Eye Injuries with a Reversible Superglue Seal

( - LOS ANGELES – 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

Eye Care
Annoyed by Floating Specks in Your Vision? You May Soon be Able to Zap Them Away

( - 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

Eye Care
Wouldn’t it be Great if Eyedrops Didn’t Spill Out of Your Eyes?

( - 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

Eye Care
Hormone Replacement Therapy May Protect Against Eye Disease

( - New Orleans – Nov. 13, 2017 — 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

Eye Care
At-Home Vision Monitoring App May Improve Patient Care

( - New Orleans
— 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

Eye Care
Hope for Patients Awaiting Corneal Transplants

( - 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

Eye Care
Dry Eye Sufferers Will Soon Have a Drug-Free Solution

( - New Orleans
— 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

Eye Care
Uncomfortable Sight from an Ancient Reflex of the Eye

( - PHILADELPHIA – 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

Eye Care
A Closer Look At LASIK Success Rates

( - One of the most common questions surgeons are asked about LASIK is: What is the success rate?

Oct 31, 2017 - 12:49:27 PM

Eye Care
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 — or is facing something worse.

Oct 31, 2017 - 11:14:22 AM

Eye Care
Reversing Retinal Degenerative Diseases: We’re One Step Closer

( - 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

Eye Care
Those with Diabetes at Higher Risk for Vision Loss, But Steps Can Be Taken to Save Sight

( - CHICAGO (Oct. 25, 2017) – More than 8 million Americans have diabetic retinopathy, according to the study, “The Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems,” from Prevent Blindness.

Oct 25, 2017 - 10:26:20 AM

Diabetes Issues
Identify Protein That Plays Key Role in Diabetic Blindness

( - 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

Eye Care
Genetic Testing Recommended for Children Considered at Risk for Most Common Eye Cancer

( - SAN FRANCISCO — 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

Eye Care
Protecting Your Eyes During and After Natural Disasters

( - SAN DIEGO, CALIF (October 12th, 2017) – When you’re knee-deep in flood waters—or escaping from a fast-moving wildfire—protecting
your eyes probably isn’t one of the first things you think about.

Oct 12, 2017 - 12:06:16 PM

Eye Care
Farsighted Children Struggle with Attention

( - COLUMBUS, Ohio – 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

Eye Care
180 Percent of Contact Lens Wearers Are At Risk for an Eye Infection from Unsafe Use

( - CHICAGO (Sept. 25, 2017) – Contact lenses are a good option for many as an alternative to eyeglasses.  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

Eye Care
Identify Potential Biomarkers of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

( - (BOSTON) – 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

Eye Care
Myths And Facts: Clearing Up A Few Misconceptions About Eye Exams

( - 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 Care
Eye Changes May Signal Frontotemporal Lobe Degeneration

( - PHILADELPHIA – 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

Eye Care
Superhuman 'Night' Vision During the Total Eclipse?

( - COLUMBUS, Ohio – 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

Eye Care
Contact Lenses: What to Know Before You Buy

( - Contact lenses are more versatile than ever before. Understand the pros and cons of common types of contact lenses — and the ground rules for preventing eye infections.

Aug 30, 2017 - 11:49:22 AM

Eye Care
3 Tips for Healthy Eyes (VIDEO)

( - 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

Eye Care
Laser Vision Correction For Life’s Major Milestones

( - 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

Eye Care
Prevent Blindness Data Shows Water and Pool Activities Remain the Cause of Most Sports-related Eye Injuries

( - CHICAGO (Aug. 17, 2017) 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

Eye Care
Solar Eclipses and Laser Pointers Pose Similar Eye Hazards

( - Much attention is focused on the potential dangers that the upcoming solar eclipse will pose to the unprotected eye. But health experts caution there’s at least one other – and more prevalent – way to do lasting damage to one’s vision.

Aug 17, 2017 - 9:50:07 AM

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