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.
Laser treatment reduces eye floaters
Patients reported improvement in symptoms of eye floaters after treatment with a laser, according to a study published by JAMA Ophthalmology.
Posted: July 24, 2017, 7:00 am
Homocystinuria: Causes, symptoms, and tests
What is homocystinuria? In this article, learn about the causes of this condition and who it affects, the symptoms, and how it is diagnosed and treated.
Posted: July 22, 2017, 1:00 pm
Researchers identify visual system changes that may signal Parkinson's disease
Changes in the visual systems of newly diagnosed Parkinson's disease patients may provide important biomarkers for the early detection and monitoring of the disease, according to a new study...
Posted: July 14, 2017, 7:00 am
Eye microbiome trains immune cells to fend off pathogens
Microbe living on the surface of the eye protects cornea from infections.Bugs in your eyes may be a good thing.
Posted: July 13, 2017, 7:00 am
Eyelid twitch: Common causes, treatment, and prevention
An eyelid twitch can be very frustrating, especially when it is an ongoing problem. Learn about the possible causes of eyelid twitch, and how to treat it.
Posted: July 8, 2017, 7:00 am
Sufferers of both Type 2 diabetes and sleep apnoea could lose eyesight within four years
Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered that patients who suffer from both Type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnoea are at greater risk of developing a condition that leads to...
Posted: July 5, 2017, 7:00 am
What makes eyes itch?
Summer is here, and allergies are rearing their ugly heads, causing many an itchy eye. Find out what happens in your eye to bring you such distress.
Posted: July 4, 2017, 3:00 pm
Swollen eyelid: Twelve causes and treatments
Twelve of the most common causes of swollen eyelid. In this article, learn about why swollen eyelids occur, how to prevent them, and how to treat symptoms.
Posted: July 4, 2017, 10:00 am
Magnetic implants used to treat 'dancing eyes'
A research team has successfully used magnets implanted behind a person's eyes to treat nystagmus, a condition characterised by involuntary eye movements.
Posted: June 27, 2017, 7:00 am
Histoplasmosis: Causes, risk factors, and treatment
Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection with a variety of flu-like symptoms. Although it is not contagious, it can cause chronic complications. Learn more.
Posted: June 24, 2017, 4:00 pm
Is your doctor prescribing the wrong treatment for pink eye?
Ophthalmologists urge practitioners to stop overprescribing antibiotics for a common eye infection that typically clears up without medication.
Posted: June 21, 2017, 7:00 am
Dressmakers found to have needle-sharp 3-D vision
Study finds seamstresses possess stereoscopic superpowers.Haute couture can be credited for enhancing more than catwalks and red carpets.
Posted: June 19, 2017, 7:00 am
Eye stroke: Symptoms, risks, and treatment
In this article, learn about what an eye stroke is. How is an eye stroke diagnosed, how can it be prevented, and what treatment is available?
Posted: June 12, 2017, 1:00 pm
Competitive football players have superior vision, study suggests
The visual abilities of competitive football players are substantially better than those of healthy non-athletes, according to the first-ever comprehensive assessment of visual function in English...
Posted: June 9, 2017, 1:00 pm
Light-responsive ligands activate retinal neurons to repair vision loss in blind mice
Retinitis pigmentosa, age-related macular degeneration, and other retinal diseases lead to the deterioration of photoreceptors, the light-sensing cells in the eye.
Posted: June 7, 2017, 7:00 am
Are soft contact lenses safe for children? Risks seem no higher than in adults
Available evidence suggests that soft contact lenses can be safely prescribed to children and adolescents, with no increase in adverse effects compared to adults, according to a review in Optometry...
Posted: June 6, 2017, 7:00 am
Eyesight continues to develop until your 40s, new study finds
The findings may have repercussions for people with amblyopia or other eye disorders that are currently only being treated in childhood.
Posted: May 30, 2017, 2:00 pm
Identical twins have identical vision, down to the smallest detail
A study finds that identical twins are identical down to the tiniest defects in their eyes. Genes have more control over vision than initially thought.
Posted: May 28, 2017, 7:00 am
Switching to a low-glycemic diet may stop age-related eye disease, study suggests
A study in mice finds that development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) could be arrested by switching from a high-glycemic diet (starches as are found in white bread) to a low-glycemic...
Posted: May 18, 2017, 7:00 am
Wet AMD: Small trial shows new gene therapy is safe in humans
A new gene therapy that neutralizes the growth factor that promotes wet AMD is shown to be safe and well tolerated in a small trial of human patients.
Posted: May 17, 2017, 2:00 pm
University of Birmingham develops revolutionary eye drops to treat age-related blindness
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a type of eye drop which could potentially revolutionise the treatment of one of the leading causes of blindness in the UK.
Posted: May 17, 2017, 1:00 pm
Diabetes doctors: Which specialists treat diabetes?
There are a variety of healthcare professionals that can help manage diabetes. Knowing what to expect from each will help you make the most of your visit.
Posted: May 14, 2017, 7:00 am
Avastin as effective as Eylea for treating central retinal vein occlusion
Monthly eye injections of Avastin (bevacizumab) are as effective as the more expensive drug Eylea (aflibercept) for the treatment of central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO), according to a clinical...
Posted: May 11, 2017, 7:00 am
Prevalence of visual impairment among preschool children projected to increase
The number of preschool children in the U.S. with visual impairment is projected to increase by more than 25 percent in the coming decades, with the majority of visual impairment resulting from...
Posted: May 8, 2017, 7:00 am
Disfiguring eye symptoms diminish in Graves' eye disease drug trial
The disease is characterized by inflammation and a buildup of tissue around the eyes that cause them to bulge painfully from their sockets.
Posted: May 5, 2017, 7:00 am
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