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.
"Why, Grandma, what big eyes you have!" Though similar in appearance, the hidden cause of those big eyes Little Red Riding Hood notices in Grimms' fairy tale has nothing to do with the hidden cause...
Posted: October 2, 2015, 3:00 pm
Penn Vet-Temple team characterizes genetic mutations linked to a form of blindness
Achromatopsia is a rare, inherited vision disorder that affects the eye's cone cells, resulting in problems with daytime vision, clarity and color perception.
Posted: October 2, 2015, 11:00 am
Leading ophthalmologists present real world clinical outcomes on Oraya Therapy for wet AMD
Oraya Therapeutics Inc. has announced that leading ophthalmologists from three European countries presented patient results following one year after a single treatment with Oraya Therapy for wet...
Posted: October 1, 2015, 4:00 pm
Human visual cortex holds neurons that selectively respond to intermediate colors
Researchers from Tohoku University's Research Institute of Electrical Communication and RIKEN BSI have found the presence of neurons in the human brain which can each selectively respond to an...
Posted: September 30, 2015, 4:00 pm
How the retina marches to the beat of its own drum
One of many light-sensitive pigments was found to set the retina's own biological tempo while others set the body's master clock.
Posted: September 30, 2015, 3:00 pm
Age-related blindness cure steps closer with new stem cell trial
Researchers have successfully transplanted eye cells derived from stem cells into a patient with the hope of curing vision loss caused by wet age-related macular degeneration.
Posted: September 29, 2015, 3:00 pm
Why is an object's size perceived the same regardless of changes in distance?
The neural mechanism of size constancy clarifiedA group of researchers at Osaka University found that neurons in the monkey visual cortical area V4*1, one of the areas in the visual cortex...
Posted: September 29, 2015, 9:00 am
Coriander: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information
Find out about the health benefits of consuming coriander, including reducing the risk of several cancers and eye disease due to containing a high level of antioxidants.
Posted: September 28, 2015, 7:00 am
Do patients with age-related macular degeneration have trouble with touch screens?
Older adults with central vision loss caused by age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have no problem with accuracy in performing touch screen tasks, according to a study in the October issue of...
Posted: September 25, 2015, 2:00 pm
Matricellular proteins are promising new therapeutic targets for ocular diseases
A special issue of Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics highlights the latest research on matricellular proteins, which play a critical role in inflammation and blood vessel formation in...
Posted: September 23, 2015, 12:00 pm
Microbiosensor: a device for monitoring bacterial contamination in contact lens cases
New research has developed a novel sensor device (microbiosensor) that alerts contact lens wearers when it is unsafe to put contact lenses in their eyes.
Posted: September 21, 2015, 11:00 am
Can outdoor activities help prevent nearsightedness in children?
The rate of nearsightedness is increasing, especially in Asian countries. Now, new research suggests outdoor activities might help prevent the condition in children.
Posted: September 16, 2015, 3:00 pm
Diet, exercise, smoking habits and genes interact to affect AMD risk
People with a genetic predisposition for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) significantly increased their odds of developing the blinding eye disorder if they had a history of heavy smoking and...
Posted: September 16, 2015, 10:00 am
Penn Vet team identifies a form of congenital night blindness in dogs
People with congenital stationary night blindness, or CSNB, have normal vision during the day but find it difficult or impossible to distinguish objects in low light.
Posted: September 15, 2015, 2:00 pm
Damage in retinal periphery closely matches loss of blood flow in people with diabetes
Finding about eye disease in areas of the retina not observed using traditional eye photography may aid in detection and treatmentResearch from the Joslin Diabetes Center's Beetham Eye Institute...
Posted: September 11, 2015, 10:00 am
Identified genetic interaction offers possible new target for glaucoma therapy
Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have elucidated a genetic interaction that may prove key to the development and progression of glaucoma, a blinding...
Posted: September 11, 2015, 7:00 am
Driving with central visual field loss
Vision researchers in Boston have published the second paper of a study designed to determine if a driver who suffers from loss of central vision is able to detect pedestrians in a timely manner...
Posted: September 4, 2015, 7:00 am
Diabetic retinopathy screening for children with type 1 diabetes should start later
A new study has found that the occurrence of advanced forms of a diabetic eye disease remains low among children living with diabetes, regardless of how long they have had the disease or their...
Posted: September 3, 2015, 7:00 am
Gene therapy fully restores vision in mouse model of Leber congenital amaurosis
Mice lacking the protein retGC1, which is deficient in humans suffering Leber congenital amaurosis-1 (LCA1), a disorder that causes severe visual impairment beginning in infancy, received gene...
Posted: September 1, 2015, 3:00 pm
Circuit in the eye relies on built-in delay to see small moving objects
When we move our head, the whole visual world moves across our eyes. Yet we can still make out a bee buzzing by or a hawk flying overhead, thanks to unique cells in the eye called object motion...
Posted: September 1, 2015, 2:00 pm
Blind Veterans UK calls for GPs to signpost blind and vision impaired ex-Service men and women to its free services
A national military charity is calling for help from GPs and surgery staff to ensure that blind and vision impaired ex-Service men and women are fully informed of the support available to them in...
Posted: September 1, 2015, 12:00 pm
Nearsightedness develops when kids with specific gene read a lot
Kids who carry a certain gene variant are likely to become nearsighted if they read for more than 1 hour a day, scientists suggest.
Posted: September 1, 2015, 10:00 am
Dry eyes -- researchers report progress in diagnosis and treatment
Do you have problems with dry eyes? If so, you're not alone--it's one of the most common reasons for patient visits to eye care professionals.
Posted: August 28, 2015, 11:00 am
In diabetic eye disease, peripheral lesions in the retina point to risks of progression
Research with ultra-wide-field imaging may change how the condition is assessed and treatedFor decades, clinicians have detected and monitored diabetic eye disease with standard retinal...
Posted: August 28, 2015, 11:00 am
'Brainbow' reveals surprising data about visual connections in brain
Neuroscientists know that some connections in the brain are pruned through neural development. Function gives rise to structure, according to the textbooks.
Posted: August 28, 2015, 11:00 am
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