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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:

Discovery of a new mechanism that can lead to blindness
An important scientific breakthrough by a team of IRCM researchers led by Michel Cayouette, PhD, is being published today by The Journal of Neuroscience.
Posted: October 17, 2014, 8:00 am
How safe are human embryonic stem cell transplants?
Although the potential therapeutic uses of human embryonic stem cells have been known since 1981, until now, the long-term safety of these transplantations had not been assessed.
Posted: October 15, 2014, 7:00 am
World watches as grandfather from Malawi has his sight restored live online
A blind man's sight-restoring operation was broadcast live around the world at 1.30pm(BST) October 8, 2014 from a hospital in Malawi.
Posted: October 10, 2014, 9:00 am
Over 123 million lost workdays per year caused by blindness or eye diseases according to new pan-European health economic study
The European Forum Against Blindness (EFAB) has revealed the results of an 11-country study (an extension to the data reported last year covering six countries) which reports on the economic impact...
Posted: October 10, 2014, 8:00 am
Nano-drug for dry eyes brings relief with less trouble
Drug-infused nanoparticles applied only once a week appear to be as effective at relieving dry eyes as the standard three-drops-a-day medication, according to a new study.
Posted: October 9, 2014, 10:00 am
Squints can be treated at any age - Examination of children important in their first year of life
Around four per cent of all newborn children have a squint. In about 50 per cent of cases, this can be corrected with appropriate glasses, however the other half require treatment for their squint...
Posted: October 9, 2014, 9:00 am
Pitt researchers receive $1.25 million from Defense Department to make whole-eye transplantation a reality
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers have been awarded $1.25 million from the U.S.
Posted: October 9, 2014, 9:00 am
Detergent pods should be kept out of reach to help prevent ocular injury
Liquid laundry and dishwasher detergent pods are an emerging source of chemical exposure in children.
Posted: October 9, 2014, 8:00 am
UK data presented at EURETINA 2014 showcase efficacy of EYLEA in clinical practice for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration
Bayer HealthCare reports that data have been presented at the 14th EURETINA congress in London, showcasing the efficacy of EYLEA® (aflibercept solution for injection) for the treatment of wet...
Posted: October 5, 2014, 7:00 am
Discovery of special stem cells in the eye could lead to better treatments for blindness
Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered that a region on the front surface of the eye harbours special stem cells that could treat blinding eye conditions.
Posted: October 4, 2014, 7:00 am
Sildenafil for erectile dysfunction could affect vision of genetically susceptible users
Sildenafil, the active ingredient in the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra®, could cause unusual visual responses in people who carry a common mutation for eye disease and may have long-term...
Posted: October 2, 2014, 8:00 am
Genes related to pediatric glaucoma contribute to future stroke
Every year in Canada about 50,000 people suffer from a stroke, caused either by the interruption of blood flow or uncontrolled bleeding in the brain.
Posted: September 29, 2014, 7:00 am
New clinical applications for assessing 'higher-order' visual abnormalities
A technique developed by astronomers seeking a clear view of distant objects in space is being intensively studied as a new approach to measuring and correcting visual abnormalities.
Posted: September 26, 2014, 8:00 am
Retinal tumors in young children caused by a single, genetic change
Retinoblastoma is a childhood retinal tumor usually affecting children one to two years of age. Although rare, it is the most common malignant tumor of the eye in children.
Posted: September 26, 2014, 7:00 am
Novartis announce licence change for leading sight loss treatment Lucentis® (ranibizumab)
Novartis has announced a change to the licence of Lucentis® (ranibizumab), which means treatment can now be offered without the need for monthly monitoring in patients with stable disease...
Posted: September 25, 2014, 9:00 am
New scheme to raise sight loss awareness in UK care homes
With 'Sight after Sixty' a major focus for this year's National Eye Health Week (22nd - 28th September), the sight loss charity Thomas Pocklington Trust is offering free training to local sight...
Posted: September 23, 2014, 9:00 am
Americans rate losing eyesight as having greatest impact on their lives
Many Americans across racial and ethnic groups describe losing eyesight as potentially having the greatest impact on their day-to-day life, more so than other conditions including: loss of limb...
Posted: September 23, 2014, 7:00 am
Personalised treatment on horizon for rare genetic disease patients
UK researchers have identified the most serious genetic mutations responsible for a rare condition that causes blindness, opening the door for personalised treatment and tailored gene therapies.
Posted: September 22, 2014, 9:00 am
Suggested change to patient care after glaucoma laser surgery
New research led by Queen's University professor Robert Campbell (Ophthalmology) has revealed using anti-inflammatory medications after glaucoma laser surgery is not helpful or necessary.
Posted: September 22, 2014, 8:00 am
The eyes of flies reveal abnormal properties of cancer protein
Mutations in the human retinoblastoma protein gene are a leading cause of eye cancer.
Posted: September 21, 2014, 7:00 am
Vitamin E, selenium supplements unlikely to effect age-related cataracts in men
Taking daily supplements of selenium and/or vitamin E appears to have no significant effect on the development of age-related cataracts in men.
Posted: September 19, 2014, 9:00 am
Pupil size shows reliability of decisions
The precision with which people make decisions can be predicted by measuring pupil size before they are presented with any information about the decision, according to a new study published in PLOS...
Posted: September 19, 2014, 9:00 am
Preventing blindness in premature babies at risk of retinopathy
According to a study conducted by pediatricians and researchers at Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center (Sainte-Justine) and Universite de Montreal published online in the prestigious...
Posted: September 19, 2014, 7:00 am
How do I smell? Much the same as how you see
A collaboration between researchers from the Institute for Medical Physics and Biophysics (IMPB) at the Charité in Berlin and the European Synchrotron (ESRF) in Grenoble has uncovered a new common...
Posted: September 17, 2014, 9:00 am
Three-year data from Oraya Therapeutics' INTREPID study continue to show favorable safety profile of non-invasive wet AMD therapy
Oraya Therapeutics Inc. has announced that full results of three-year safety follow-up data from the INTREPID study of Oraya Therapy™ for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) further...
Posted: September 17, 2014, 9:00 am

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