Blue is the clue to evaluating diabetic retinopathy
Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) demonstrate a thorough and non-invasive imaging technique to identify areas of the eye affected by diabetic retinopathy, a progressive eye disease associated with diabetes Tokyo, Japan—Just as bright light can illuminate the depths of a darkened room, researchers in Japan have found that blue light can be used to probe the depths of the eye and uncover areas affected by diabetic retinopathy (DR), a leading cause of blindness.
Treating dry eye disease: Successful clinical trial
Dry eye disease (DED) affects up to 50% of the U.S. population, costing the nation's health care system approximately $50 billion annually. A team recently completed a clinical trial using corneal epithelial stem cells to improve outcomes for DED patients.
Clinically significant cataract linked to increased risk of vascular death
Clinically significant cataract is associated with an increased risk of death from vascular causes, such as stroke and heart attack, suggests research published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
Is there a link between eye twitching and headache?
Eye twitching is when a person’s eye involuntarily moves. Muscle spasms around the eye usually cause eye twitching, and it often occurs at the same time as headaches. Muscle spasms can have many causes. They are typically harmless but can be bothersome.
AI-supported test can predict eye disease that leads to blindness
In a clinical trial of 113 patients led by researchers at Imperial College London and UCL, retinal imaging technology called Detection of Apoptosis in Retinal Cells (DARC) was able to identify areas of the eye that were showing signs of geographic atrophy (GA) - a common condition that causes reduced vision and blindness.
Can exercises improve droopy eyelids?
People may describe eyelids that sag excessively as droopy. Droopy eyelids can change a person’s appearance or cause problems such as obscured vision.
Robotic scanner automates diagnostic imaging in the eye
Engineers and ophthalmologists at Duke University have developed a robotic imaging tool that can automatically detect and scan a patient's eyes for markers of different eye diseases.
What is eczema on the eyelids?
Several types of dermatitis can produce eczema around the eyes and on the eyelids. This causes discoloration, itching, and swelling.
Time is vision in central retinal artery occlusion
Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is a rare but devastating vascular episode that can have severe impact on vision. Treatment is very time-limited and needs to be initiated very quickly to salvage any vision.
What to know about photophobia
Photophobia refers to an increased sensitivity to light, which can result in pain or avoidance. People with the condition feel that normal light is too bright.