Following infection outbreak, experts offer guidance on safe use of eyedrops
An outbreak of serious bacterial infections in 13 U.S. states linked to use of artificial tears has prompted experts to offer tips for keeping dry eyes safe.
Promising stem cell approach to correct photoreceptor cell degeneration, which causes visual decline and blindness
A preclinical study using stem cells to produce progenitor photoreceptor cells—light-detecting cells found in the eye—and then transplanting these into experimental models of damaged retinas has resulted in significant vision recovery.
What is the link between tiredness and dry eye?
Focusing intensely for long periods and inadequate sleep may cause tiredness, leading to dry eye.
Tips for living with macular degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) occurs when there is damage to the macula, the part of the retina that allows clear central vision. Many strategies can help people adapt to life with the condition.
Does glaucoma cause blindness?
Glaucoma is the most common cause of blindness in older adults. The condition involves damage to the eye’s optic nerve, and without treatment, it can lead to vision loss or blindness.
What to know about cloudy vision after cataract surgery
While most people experience improved vision after surgery, some report persistent or newly developed cloudy vision due to posterior capsular opacification, an easily treated complication of cataract surgery.
What to know about glaucoma and cataracts
Glaucoma and cataracts are both eye conditions that can impact the eye’s health and result in vision loss. Although they can share similar symptoms and risk factors, such as occurring in older age, both conditions are usually unrelated.
What are the different stages of diabetic retinopathy?
Diabetic retinopathy is a potential complication of diabetes. It is a progressive eye condition with different stages that increase in severity as more damage occurs to the retina.
What to know about blurred vision 2 years after cataract surgery
Cataract surgery is generally safe. However, people may develop blurred vision or other complications following the procedure.
Is there a link between corneal edema and dry eyes?
Occasionally, a relationship may exist between corneal edema and dry eye. If dry eye is severe, it might lead to corneal edema.