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Eye Problems and Health Articles

Welcome to the article page for eye problems and general eye health. Here we will feed the latest articles in the field of ophthalmology and general eye health.

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.

Eye problems and Eye Health Articles:

Parkinson's disease patients have reduced visual contrast acuity
Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) often have difficulties with visual acuity in low-contrast images.
Posted: February 27, 2015, 10:00 am
Easy on the eyes: How eyelash length keeps your eyes healthy
Study finds that animals and humans have similar lash lengthGiraffes and 21 other mammals, including humans, all eyelashes that are one third the width of their eye.
Posted: February 27, 2015, 8:00 am
Evidence supports use of 'retainer' contact lenses for nearsightedness in children, reports Optometry and Vision Science
Review provides 'even greater confidence' on benefits of 'Ortho-K' for kids with myopiaA technique called orthokeratology ("Ortho-K")--using custom-made contact lenses to shape the growing...
Posted: February 27, 2015, 8:00 am
UF Health research points to potential treatment for macular degeneration, uveitis
Inflammation is a major culprit in age-related macular degeneration and some other eye diseases.
Posted: February 25, 2015, 10:00 am
Wisdom teeth stem cells can transform into cells that could treat corneal scarring
Stem cells from the dental pulp of wisdom teeth can be coaxed to turn into cells of the eye's cornea and could one day be used to repair corneal scarring due to infection or injury, according to...
Posted: February 25, 2015, 9:00 am
'Bionic' eye allows man to see wife for first time in a decade
Thanks to a new bionic eye implant, a blind man is now able to reconstruct scenes and recognize objects and people - including his wife for the first time in a decade.
Posted: February 24, 2015, 4:00 pm
Comparative effectiveness trial in diabetic macular edema published
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has announced that results from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored, Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network comparative effectiveness study in...
Posted: February 24, 2015, 10:00 am
UW ophthalmologists help demonstrate effectiveness of diabetic macular edema treatments
An ophthalmology research team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison took part in a nationwide clinical trial comparing treatments for a form of diabetic eye disease.
Posted: February 24, 2015, 8:00 am
Johns Hopkins helps lead discovery on efficacy and safety of 3 drugs for treating diabetic macular edema
A researcher from Johns Hopkins Medicine helped lead colleagues from across the country in a government-sponsored study by the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network to discover that three...
Posted: February 24, 2015, 8:00 am
NICE gives EYLEA a provisional green light to treat patients with visual impairment due to diabetic macular oedema
Bayer HealthCare is pleased that NICE has recognised the benefits of EYLEA (aflibercept solution for injection) for the treatment of visual impairment due to diabetic macular oedema (DMO) according...
Posted: February 23, 2015, 10:00 am
Joslin researchers find drugs are effective for diabetic macular edema in new trial
In the first clinical trial directly comparing three drugs most commonly used to treat diabetic macular edema, researchers found all were effective in improving vision and preventing vision loss.
Posted: February 23, 2015, 8:00 am
Best drug to improve poor vision in diabetes
Study will help doctors and patients choose best treatment Eylea is most effective for improving the eyesight of patients with poor vision Diabetic macular edema is major cause of...
Posted: February 22, 2015, 8:00 am
Injectable, 'self-healing' hydrogel may offer simpler form of long-term drug delivery
In a new study, MIT researchers reveal how they have created an injectable hydrogel that can deliver two drugs simultaneously over extended time periods.
Posted: February 20, 2015, 4:00 pm
Ranibizumab reverses vision loss caused by diabetes
USC Eye Institute-led study finds the prescription drug may help reduce cases of blindness by 75 percentRanibizumab, a prescription drug commonly used to treat age-related vision loss, also...
Posted: February 20, 2015, 8:00 am
Generic drug use shown to improve medication adherence in people with glaucoma
In the first study to examine the impact of a reduction in glaucoma medication copay on patient adherence, researchers in Michigan have found a potential solution to one of the biggest obstacles...
Posted: February 19, 2015, 10:00 am
New pathways discovered to prevent blindness
Scientists have made a major new discovery detailing how areas of the brain responsible for vision could potentially adapt to injury or trauma and ultimately prevent blindness.
Posted: February 19, 2015, 8:00 am
Telescopic contact lens shows promise for AMD
Researchers are developing a telescopic contact lens and glasses duo that lets wearers choose to see things either at normal or nearly three times normal size.
Posted: February 16, 2015, 11:00 am
With generic drugs, eye patients are more likely to take medicine as directed
U-M study examined patient patterns before and after a generic glaucoma drug came to marketWhen patients with glaucoma switched from a brand name drug to its generic counterpart, they were more...
Posted: February 16, 2015, 8:00 am
Early retina cell changes in glaucoma identified
Mouse study points to the specific structural features and cell types in the retina that may act as key factors in glaucoma progressionHere is an example of retinal ganglion cells with...
Posted: February 16, 2015, 8:00 am
Russian research team explores vision complications for astronauts
An international partnership between Florida State University and a team from the Russian Academy of Sciences has found that space travel may severely impair the body's ability to regulate blood...
Posted: February 15, 2015, 8:00 am
UH team works to help patients with Down syndrome see better
New computer-simulated prescribing strategies for glasses may improve the vision of individuals with Down syndrome, thanks to a team of University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) researchers...
Posted: February 13, 2015, 10:00 am
TSRI scientists find new cellular pathway defect in cystinosis
The findings point to better drug targetsScientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a new cellular pathway that is affected in cystinosis, a rare genetic disorder that...
Posted: February 13, 2015, 8:00 am
New research says recent changes to guidelines affecting UK diabetes patients need to be reconsidered
New research published in the Journal of American Medical Association indicates that current EU guidelines on how and when to lower blood pressure for diabetes patients, could increase the risk of...
Posted: February 12, 2015, 10:00 am
Optic nerve may help predict stroke patient death risk
The diameter of the sheath that encases the optic nerve may help indicate which stroke patients are at highest risk of dying within six months.
Posted: February 12, 2015, 10:00 am
Dartmouth study shows brain area involved in eye movements, heading
An area of the brain involved in eye movements also plays an important role in establishing our direction and navigating our environment, a Dartmouth College study finds.
Posted: February 12, 2015, 9:00 am

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