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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:

Rare form of diabetes may be treatable with muscle relaxant
A commonly prescribed muscle relaxant may be an effective treatment for a rare but devastating form of diabetes, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report.
Posted: November 27, 2014, 8:00 am
Few cognitive or social setbacks experienced by adult survivors of childhood eye cancer
Adult survivors of retinoblastoma, a type of eye cancer that usually develops in early childhood, have few cognitive or social problems decades following their diagnosis and treatment.
Posted: November 26, 2014, 8:00 am
Premature baby prompts advance in neuro-genetics
Take a deep breath and hold it. Keep holding it. Keep waiting ... wait ... don't breathe yet ... Feel that burning in your lungs?
Posted: November 26, 2014, 8:00 am
GEDi proves more sensitive than exome sequencing in diagnosing inherited eye disease
Investigators at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology and colleagues reported the development and characterization of a comprehensive genetic test for...
Posted: November 25, 2014, 8:00 am
Changes in lipid layer of tear film can cause contact lens discomfort
Changes in the lipid layer of the eyes' natural tear film may contribute to the common problem of contact lens discomfort, reports a study in the December issue of Optometry and Vision Science...
Posted: November 25, 2014, 8:00 am
Childhood eye cancer does not pose cognitive or social problems in adulthood
A new study finds that survivors of retinoblastoma - a rare type of eye cancer that develops in young children - do not have cognitive or social setbacks in adulthood.
Posted: November 24, 2014, 8:00 am
HIV drug may also treat macular degeneration
A new study conducted on mice suggests that already-approved drugs that have been used for 30 years to treat HIV could be re-purposed to treat age-related macular degeneration.
Posted: November 21, 2014, 11:00 am
Blind Veterans UK calls for NHS healthcare professionals to signpost blind and vision impaired ex-Service men and women to its free services
Blind Veteran UK's No One Alone campaign is calling for more to be done by NHS healthcare professionals to improve referral pathways to the charity, so that veterans are signposted to support as a...
Posted: November 21, 2014, 10:00 am
Using video games to improve lazy eye, depth perception
Scientists have created video games that add an important element of fun to the repetitive training needed to improve vision in people - including adults - with a lazy eye and poor depth perception.
Posted: November 21, 2014, 9:00 am
Macular degeneration may respond to new laser therapy
A new study shows how a new type of laser treatment reduces some of the vision loss changes caused by age-related macular degeneration (AMD) without damaging the retina.
Posted: November 20, 2014, 11:00 am
Damaged nerves regenerated with growth factor, without sprouting new blood vessels
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found that a growth factor can regenerate damaged peripheral nerves without causing the growth of new blood vessels ...
Posted: November 20, 2014, 8:00 am
Risk for cancer in the eye may be increased by TNF inhibitors
One of the family of drugs prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions is called TNF inhibitors.
Posted: November 20, 2014, 8:00 am
Genetic defects identified in glaucoma through DNA sequencing
Scientists from the University of Liverpool have sequenced the mitochondrial genome in glaucoma patients to help further understanding into the genetic basis for the disease.
Posted: November 18, 2014, 9:00 am
New insight into age-related macular degeneration
Scientists at The University of Manchester have identified an important new factor behind one of the major causes of blindness, which they hope could lead to new treatments.
Posted: November 17, 2014, 11:00 am
Study shows how brain maps develop to help us perceive the world
Driving to work becomes routine--but could you drive the entire way in reverse gear? Humans, like many animals, are accustomed to seeing objects pass behind us as we go forward.
Posted: November 17, 2014, 8:00 am
Potential new treatment for two major eye diseases using tiny needles
Needles almost too small to be seen with the unaided eye could be the basis for new treatment options for two of the world's leading eye diseases: glaucoma and corneal neovascularization.
Posted: November 16, 2014, 8:00 am
Office test overestimates eye's ability to change focus in preschoolers
Preschoolers don't have as much accommodation ability as subjective testing suggestsIn preschool-aged children, a simple test performed in the ophthalmologist's or optometrist's office greatly...
Posted: November 16, 2014, 8:00 am
Artificial retina could someday help restore vision
The loss of eyesight, often caused by retinal degeneration, is a life-altering health issue for many people, especially as they age.
Posted: November 14, 2014, 10:00 am
CDC: improper contact lens care can lead to blindness
If you do not take proper care of your contact lenses, you risk developing a potentially blinding eye condition called keratitis, warn the CDC.
Posted: November 14, 2014, 10:00 am
Telemedicine screening for diabetic retinopathy finds condition in 1 of 5 patients
A telemedicine program to screen for diabetic retinopathy (a leading cause of blindness) at urban clinics and a pharmacy predominantly serving racial/ethnic minority and uninsured patients with...
Posted: November 13, 2014, 9:00 pm
Identifying eye diseases by studying eye movements of people watching TV
One of the leading causes of blindness worldwide could be detected by how our eyes respond to watching TV according to a new study from researchers at City University London.
Posted: November 13, 2014, 9:00 am
Novel approach found for treating number 1 cause of blindness in elderly
Study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesWhile oxygen is essential to our planet's life force and the way we function and stay healthy, high concentrations referred...
Posted: November 12, 2014, 9:00 am
Prostate cancer spread may be halted by molecular breakthrough
Scientists believe a new treatment, shown to be effective in mice, could halt the growth of tumours in patients with prostate cancer.
Posted: November 12, 2014, 9:00 am
Major blood vessel constrictor appears to contribute to vision destruction in premature babies
A gene known to play a major role in constricting blood vessels also appears to be a major player in the aberrant blood vessel growth that can destroy the vision of premature babies.
Posted: November 11, 2014, 10:00 am
Advance of macular degeneration can be predicted by retinal-scan analysis
Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have found a new way to forecast which patients with age-related macular degeneration are likely to suffer from the most debilitating form of the...
Posted: November 8, 2014, 8:00 am

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