If you are an optometrist or trained ophthalmologist, you may want to have a look at our Ophthalmology news pages, that deal with news and studies in the field of ophthalmology. See: Ophthalmology Journal and Opthamologist News.
The page below is intended as reading material for both patients and eye doctors alike, and includes many recent articles on common eye problems and on general eye health.
The field of ophthalmology and optometry is constantly evolving,new treatments become possible and older treatments are abandoned. Keep up to date with the world of Eye health and Ophthalmology here.
Schirmer's test: What to expect with the dry eye test
What is the Schirmer's test, why is the test used, and who should have a Schirmer's test? What should be expected and what do the results mean?
Posted: February 23, 2017, 8:00 am
Best contact lenses for people with dry eyes
What type and brand of contact lens may be best for people with dry eyes? Are there any lifestyle changes that may help and are there any associated risks?
Posted: February 19, 2017, 2:00 pm
Best eye drops for people with itchy eyes
In this article, learn about what eye drops are available for itchy eyes, when eye drops should be used, and when people should see a doctor.
Posted: February 18, 2017, 2:00 pm
Natural remedies for dry eyes
What causes dry eye, what home remedies may help to reduce symptoms, and how might it be prevented? Learn about the lifestyle changes that could help.
Posted: February 17, 2017, 2:00 pm
Which eye drops are best for dry eyes?
In this article, learn about what causes dry eye, which eye drops are available, what to consider when choosing eye drops, and alternative treatments.
Posted: February 17, 2017, 8:00 am
Vitamin B-3 successfully prevents glaucoma in mice
New mouse study finds a way to prevent glaucoma in genetically predisposed mice. This could pave the way for safer treatments for glaucoma patients.
Posted: February 17, 2017, 8:00 am
Many GPs are ill-informed and unsupportive when tackling Britain's leading cause of blindness, new research reveals
New research published in the BMJ Open has found that patients experiencing degenerative eye disease are not receiving the information and support needed to manage, understand and treat their...
Posted: February 15, 2017, 8:00 am
International team of researchers develop new model for earlier treatments for AMD
An international team of researchers from Queen's University Belfast, University College London and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA have developed a cell culture model that could help...
Posted: February 13, 2017, 2:00 pm
Zapping between channels in the retina
Visual information is processed long before it reaches the brain. As early as in the retina, numerous types of cells are responsible for decomposing images into their diverse components, and for...
Posted: February 13, 2017, 8:00 am
Anti-cell death agent a potential treatment for vision loss associated with MS
A new therapeutic agent tested in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS) produced anti-inflammatory activity and prevented loss of cells in the optic nerve, according to a new study by...
Posted: February 10, 2017, 10:00 am
Best Eye Drops for People With Red Eyes
What are the main causes of red eye and when should red eye be treated with eye drops? What drops are available and who should avoid eye drops?
Posted: February 8, 2017, 8:00 am
Myopia cell discovered in retina
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a cell in the retina that may cause myopia when it dysfunctions.
Posted: February 7, 2017, 2:00 pm
Sign language users have better reaction times and peripheral vision
People who use British Sign Language (BSL) have better reaction times in their peripheral vision, a new study from the University of Sheffield has found.
Posted: February 7, 2017, 8:00 am
Large increase in eye injuries linked to laundry detergent pods among young children
Between 2012 and 2015, the number of chemical burns to the eye associated with laundry detergent pods increased more than 30-fold among preschool-aged children in the U.S.
Posted: February 6, 2017, 8:00 am
AI as good as ophthalmologists at diagnosing a rare eye condition
An artificial-intelligence (AI) algorithm performs just as well as individual ophthalmologists in diagnosing congenital cataracts, reports a paper published online in Nature Biomedical Engineering.
Posted: January 31, 2017, 8:00 am
New peptide could improve treatment for vision-threatening disease
Johns Hopkins researchers report that a new peptide holds promise for improving treatment for degenerative retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema and...
Posted: January 30, 2017, 8:00 am
Stem cell secretions may help treat glaucoma
A new rodent study shows that exosomes - the secretions from stem cells - may help to protect cells in the retina. This may ultimately help treat glaucoma.
Posted: January 28, 2017, 8:00 am
Study finds discrepancy between what symptoms patients report, what appears in electronic medical record
Researchers found significant inconsistencies between what symptoms patients at ophthalmology clinics reported on a questionnaire and documentation in the electronic medical record, according to a...
Posted: January 27, 2017, 2:00 pm
World first: Surgical eye robot performs precision-injection in patient with retinal vein occlusion
Surgeons at University Hospitals Leuven have been the first to operate on a patient with retinal vein occlusion using a surgical robot.
Posted: January 27, 2017, 8:00 am
Low-cost therapy produces long-lasting improvements for stroke survivors
A new study by researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the University of Glasgow has found that a low-cost therapy can improve the lives of stroke patients with vision problems.
Posted: January 24, 2017, 8:00 am
Which Vitamins are Good for Dry Eyes?
Learn about eye health and what specific vitamins may treat symptoms of dry eyes. What other treatments and possible home remedies are available also?
Posted: January 17, 2017, 8:00 am
Improving longevity of functionally integrated stem cells in regenerative vision therapy
Stem cell therapies hold great promise for restoring function in a variety of degenerative conditions, but one of the logistical hurdles is how to ensure the cells survive in the body long enough...
Posted: January 16, 2017, 8:00 am
Stem cell research offers new hope of restoring sight
As the population ages, retinal degeneration becomes more prevalent. Stem cell research inches closer to a future where vision loss may be reversible.
Posted: January 11, 2017, 8:00 am
Vision symptoms following concussion limit a child's ability to return to the classroom
A comprehensive vision assessment should be part of return-to-learn protocols to help determine when children are ready to return to the classroom following concussions - particularly in children...
Posted: January 9, 2017, 8:00 am
A closer look at the eye
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have developed a new imaging technique that could revolutionize how eye health and disease are assessed.
Posted: January 4, 2017, 8:00 am
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