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:

Help needed to identify post-stroke visual impairments
A University of Liverpool led review of the methods available to screen for post-stroke visual impairments has found there is an urgent demand for the development of a tool.
Posted: September 28, 2016, 7:00 am
Immune-matched stem cells prevent rejection of retinal transplants in animals
Stem cell-based transplantation approaches hold great potential for treating a wide range of eye diseases, but progress has been limited by concerns about cost, safety, and effectiveness.
Posted: September 19, 2016, 1:00 pm
Zika virus can be detected in eye's conjunctival fluid
In a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology, Changwen Ke, Ph.D., of the Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Guangzhou, China and colleagues examined whether Zika...
Posted: September 16, 2016, 2:00 pm
FDA approves VisuMax Femtosecond Laser to surgically treat nearsightedness
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the VisuMax Femtosecond Laser for the small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) procedure to reduce or eliminate nearsightedness in certain...
Posted: September 15, 2016, 7:00 am
World first for robot eye operation
Surgeons at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital have performed the world's first operation inside the eye using a robot.
Posted: September 12, 2016, 12:00 pm
'Internal astigmatism' doesn't compensate for changes in the eye over time
For people with nearsightedness (myopia), the lens doesn't compensate for growth or other changes in the structure of the eye, according to a long-term follow-up study in the September issue of...
Posted: August 31, 2016, 7:00 am
Drug-dispensing contact lens effectively lowers eye pressure in glaucoma model
A contact lens designed to deliver medication gradually to the eye could improve outcomes for patients with conditions requiring treatment with eye drops, which are often imprecise and difficult to...
Posted: August 31, 2016, 7:00 am
New test needed to assess the quality and safety of sunglasses
Revision of standards is needed to test sunglasses quality and establish safe limits for the lenses' UV filters, according to research published in the open access journal Biomedical Engineering...
Posted: August 30, 2016, 7:00 am
Diabetes-related vision loss growing worldwide
The number of people worldwide with vision loss from diabetic retinopathy is rising, representing an increasing proportion of the blind and sight-impaired.
Posted: August 26, 2016, 2:00 pm
Researchers find new role for cannabinoids in vision
A multidisciplinary team including researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute has improved our understanding of how cannabinoids, the active agent in marijuana, affect vision in...
Posted: August 26, 2016, 7:00 am
Artificial retinas: Promising leads towards clearer vision
A major therapeutic challenge, the retinal prostheses that have been under development during the past ten years can enable some blind subjects to perceive light signals, but the image thus...
Posted: August 26, 2016, 7:00 am
Fighting the stigma of albinism
People with albinism face major health problems, including skin cancer, involuntary eye movements, and poor eyesight.
Posted: August 24, 2016, 2:00 pm
Increased eye cancer risk linked to pigmentation genes that dictate eye color
New research identifies genetic mechanisms behind rare form of melanoma are also associated with genetic risk for skin melanoma.
Posted: August 22, 2016, 3:00 pm
Why Are My Eyes Yellow?
Learn all about the causes of yellow eyes in newborns, older children, and adults. This article looks at why these groups of people might develop jaundice.
Posted: August 20, 2016, 7:00 am
Improper care of contact lenses can cause serious eye infections
Contact lens wearers can take simple steps to prevent infections and damage.
Posted: August 19, 2016, 4:00 pm
TSRI scientists find potential treatment for 'painful blindness' form of dry eye
A new study in animal models, led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), suggests that the eye's lacrimal glands can be repaired by injecting a kind of regenerative "progenitor"...
Posted: August 19, 2016, 10:00 am
Greater intake of dietary omega-3 fatty acids associated with lower risk of diabetic retinopathy among individuals with type 2 diabetes
In middle-aged and older individuals with type 2 diabetes, intake of at least 500 mg/d of dietary long-chain ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, easily achievable with 2 weekly servings of oily fish...
Posted: August 19, 2016, 7:00 am
Eye test may detect Parkinson's before symptoms appear
A new low-cost and non-invasive eye test could detect Parkinson's disease before symptoms including tremors and muscle stiffness develop, according to new research in rats led by scientists at UCL.
Posted: August 18, 2016, 12:00 pm
Steroid treatment in very low birth weight infants may contribute to vision problems
Modest but significantly increased risk of retinopathy in very premature infants is associated with steroid treatment, according to a new study published in the Journal of AAPOS.
Posted: August 18, 2016, 7:00 am
High expression of short gene appears to contribute to destructive eye pressures in glaucoma
Scientists have found a variation of the miR-182 gene in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma that results in this overexpression, said Dr.
Posted: August 17, 2016, 7:00 am
Sedentary behavior associated with diabetic retinopath
In a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology, Paul D. Loprinzi, Ph.D., of the University of Mississippi, University, Miss.
Posted: August 9, 2016, 7:00 am
Dangerous chemical eye burns common in young children
Despite long held belief that problem was confined to adult workers, toddlers appear to be at great risk.
Posted: August 8, 2016, 7:00 am
Alcohol abuse drug can be repurposed to treat a blinding disorder
New research from University College London, Moorfields Eye Hospital and Duke University School of Medicine has identified a gene that drives scarring, together with a rapidly translatable therapy...
Posted: August 8, 2016, 7:00 am
Handheld device takes high-resolution images of children's retinas
Engineers and physicians at Duke University have developed a handheld device capable of capturing images of a retina with cellular resolution.
Posted: August 3, 2016, 7:00 am
Even mild vision impairment has influence on quality of life
In a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology, Phillippa M. Cumberland, M.Sc., and Jugnoo S. Rahi, Ph.D., F.R.C.Ophth.
Posted: July 29, 2016, 12:00 pm

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