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.
All you should know about sunken eyes
A look at the condition of sunken eyes, where the eyes seem deep set and darkened. Included is detail on home remedies and when to see a doctor.
Posted: November 24, 2017, 3:00 pm
Exercise may protect you from glaucoma
The results of a new study show that people who engage in moderate- to vigorous-intensity exercise have a 73 percent lower risk of developing glaucoma.
Posted: November 15, 2017, 3:00 pm
What is a basilar migraine?
Basilar migraines can cause severe pain and are often accompanied by visual disturbances. Learn more about their diagnosis and how to cope.
Posted: November 14, 2017, 1:00 pm
What you need to know about esotropia
A look at esotropia, a condition that causes the eyes to turn inward. Included is detail on the common causes and how the condition is diagnosed.
Posted: November 8, 2017, 2:00 pm
What is a heliotrope rash?
A heliotrope rash may appear as a purple rash on or around the eyelids. Learn more about the causes and risk factors of this rash.
Posted: November 6, 2017, 5:00 pm
Cataract surgery tied to lower risk of death in older women
An analysis of Women's Health Initiative data has found that cataract surgery is tied to a lower overall and cause-specific risk of death in older women.
Posted: October 26, 2017, 4:00 pm
Protein discovery may improve treatments for diabetic eye disease
A new study shows how a protein called ARF6 is involved in the development of diabetic retinopathy, and that inhibiting it may lead to new treatments.
Posted: October 24, 2017, 3:00 pm
How does arthritis affect the eyes?
While arthritis is known to cause inflammation in the joints, it can also cause problems in the eyes. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments.
Posted: October 22, 2017, 11:00 am
Tips to control crying
A look at how to stop crying. Included is information on how to control crying with both mental and physical approaches, and how to avoid triggers.
Posted: October 22, 2017, 8:00 am
All you need to know about epiretinal membrane
A look at the condition epiretinal membranes (ERMs). We examine the risk factors and complications, along with how to prevent the condition, here.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 3:00 pm
Brown, blue, green, and hazel: What is the secret behind eye color?
Human eyes display an impressive color palette, ranging from dark brown through shades of green, and to light blue. But what determines these unique hues?
Posted: October 17, 2017, 4:00 pm
Pseudophakia (IOL): Signs you need them and complications
When do you need artificial lenses for the eyes? Find out here along with more information on the specific types and how they are implanted.
Posted: October 13, 2017, 5:00 pm
Vitrectomy: Procedure, complications, and recovery
Learn more about vitrectomy, a procedure that involves removing fluid from the eye. We look at why it may be needed, and the risks and complications.
Posted: October 13, 2017, 8:00 am
Benefits of crying: Why it's good to shed a few tears
Crying is a natural and often uncontrollable reaction we have to sadness, grief, joy, and pain. Is crying good for your health? Find out.
Posted: October 7, 2017, 11:00 am
Natural protein may help to prevent blindness
Researchers have shed light on the mechanisms underlying glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness, which could lead to new treatments for the disease.
Posted: October 1, 2017, 10:00 am
Arcus senilis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
In this article, learn about arcus senilis. What are the risk factors, how is it diagnosed, how is it linked to high cholesterol, and can it be treated?
Posted: September 22, 2017, 5:00 pm
Researchers identify potential biomarkers of age-related macular degeneration
Findings may lead to earlier diagnoses and better prognostic information for patients - and, potentially, new pharmaceutical targets for AMD treatment.
Posted: September 14, 2017, 8:00 am
Central heterochromia (two different eye colors): Causes and types
Central heterochromia occurs when a person has different colors in the same eye. Variations in the spread and concentration of skin pigment cause this.
Posted: September 12, 2017, 5:00 pm
Blindness study shows how gene causes middle-age sight loss
Chemical changes in the eye that can lead to blindness have been identified by scientists.
Posted: September 8, 2017, 8:00 am
Eyelashes: The eyeball's flirtatious bodyguards
Eyelashes might look pretty, but they also have a serious job: to keep dust away from our eyes. If they are too long, they can no longer fulfill this role.
Posted: August 31, 2017, 4:00 pm
Antioxidant/zinc supplement cost saving and effective for degenerative eye disease
A supplement that combines antioxidants with zinc and copper is a relatively inexpensive and effective means of halting the progression of a certain type of degenerative eye disease, concludes...
Posted: August 29, 2017, 8:00 am
Scientists discover common diabetes drug reduces sight-threatening rise in brain pressure
Research led by the University of Birmingham, UK, published in Science Translational Medicine, shows that a GLP-1 agonist drug, currently used to treat patients with Type II diabetes could be...
Posted: August 24, 2017, 2:00 pm
How an eye test could detect Alzheimer's
Researchers reveal how a novel imaging technique could diagnose Alzheimer's disease by detecting beta-amyloid plaques in the retinas of patients.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 5:00 pm
Color blindness: When red looks like brown
From street signs to our national flags, colors are an integral part of society. But for colorblind individuals, this can cause serious challenges.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 5:00 pm
Visual impairment among older adults associated with poor cognitive function
In a nationally representative sample of older U.S. adults, visual impairment was associated with worse cognitive function, according to a study published by JAMA Ophthalmology.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 8:00 am
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