Macular degeneration can rob you of sight: Know the signs
Early diagnosis and care can often stop the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans, the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) says.
Cataract surgery linked with lessened dementia risk: study
Cataracts affect most older adults at risk for dementia, and now researchers are finding strong evidence that cataract surgery is associated with a lower risk of developing dementia.
High-tech sleeping bag could solve vision issues in space
The specially designed sleeping bag may prevent vision problems astronauts endure in space, where fluids float into the head and continually push and reshape the back of the eyeball.
Warning signs of sight loss could be identified before vision deteriorates
A new study has shown that the signs of age related macular degeneration can set in earlier than previously thought—even before patients begin to lose their sight. The findings open the door for research into earlier treatment that could help slow down the onset of the condition—the most common cause of sight loss in the western world.
Eye model may improve corneal transplantation
We approached DTU Mechanical Engineering's product development department to inquire whether we could jointly develop a model of the anterior chamber of the eye that made it possible to conduct research into how a human cornea thrives best after a transplantation
What causes dry eyelids?
Dry eyelids can result from a common skin condition, such as atopic dermatitis, or environmental factors, such as dry air during the winter.
Cataracts tied to higher odds of death from heart disease
Cataracts, a common eye disorder that often comes with age, may also be linked to a heightened risk of death from heart disease, new research shows. Experts stressed that the finding doesn't mean that cataracts somehow cause heart trouble, and the study wasn't designed to prove cause and effect.
New device might spot 'lazy eye' in kids earlier
The answer to helping kids with "lazy eye" before it's too late could be a hand-held screening device, a new study suggests.
AI-powered glaucoma screening test delivers rapid results
A new rapid screening test for glaucoma could help advance early detection of the disease, a leading cause of irreversible blindness.
Higher doses and longer use of hydroxychloroquine increase risk of severe eye complication
New research presented this week at ACR Convergence, the American College of Rheumatology's annual meeting, shows that higher doses, longer duration of use, chronic kidney disease and Asian race could all be independent risk factors for retinopathy in people using hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug commonly used to treat lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and other diseases. Patients taking hydroxychloroquine who have these risk factors should be closely monitored by an ophthalmologist for signs of retinopathy.