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.
FDA approves new treatment for diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded the approved use for Eylea (aflibercept) injection to treat diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema.
Posted: March 26, 2015, 10:00 am
A pinch of baking soda for better vision?
Bicarbonate (baking soda) makes sparkling water sparkle, causes bread to rise, absorbs odors and can be used for cleaning all sorts of stuff, including your teeth.
Posted: March 20, 2015, 7:00 am
How far away is a cure for blindness?
In this Spotlight feature, we take a look at disorders that reduce vision for which there is currently no cure, along with what forms of treatment are currently in development.
Posted: March 18, 2015, 3:00 pm
Optogenetics without the genetics
Gold nanoparticles enable precise stimulation of normal, non-genetically modified neurons with lightLight can be used to activate normal, non-genetically modified neurons through the use of...
Posted: March 16, 2015, 7:00 am
Ophthalmologists encourage organ donation to help restore sight for thousands
The number of corneal transplants needed to restore vision keeps growing each year.
Posted: March 13, 2015, 9:00 am
Nightstar receives U.S. and European Orphan Drug Designation for gene therapy to treat Choroideremia
NightstaRx Ltd ("Nightstar"), the biopharmaceutical company specialising in bringing therapies for retinal dystrophies to patients, has received both U.S.
Posted: March 12, 2015, 9:00 am
Tiny nanoparticles could make big impact for patients in need of cornea transplant
Animal study shows that a nanoparticle applied at the time of surgery slowly releases needed medicine to reduce risk of rejection after eye surgeryFast Facts: Medicine-loaded...
Posted: March 12, 2015, 8:00 am
Boosting older adults' vision through training
Just a weeks' worth of training can improve vision in older adults, according to new research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Posted: March 12, 2015, 7:00 am
Young vision impaired Londoners set a new direction for Tube travel
A ground-breaking trial is underway at Pimlico Underground station to assist blind and partially sighted people to navigate independently, using Bluetooth beacons and a smartphone app.
Posted: March 10, 2015, 9:00 am
LSU Health New Orleans discovers retina protein that may help conquer blindness
Research led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of the LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence, discovered a protein in the retina that is crucial for vision.
Posted: March 9, 2015, 8:00 am
The brain works as a 'cyclops,' compensating the optical differences between the eyes
The results of the research could help to improve the treatment for presbyopiaThe eyes differ in their optical properties what results in a blur projected in each retina, despite we see sharp...
Posted: March 9, 2015, 7:00 am
People with impaired vision may 'miss out' on vital support to which they are entitled, UK
New research from the University of York's Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU) provides evidence that securing specialist vision rehabilitation support gives people with sight loss confidence, makes...
Posted: March 4, 2015, 10:00 am
Mystery of the reverse-wired eyeball solved
From a practical standpoint, the wiring of the human eye - a product of our evolutionary baggage - doesn't make a lot of sense.
Posted: March 4, 2015, 7:00 am
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, 9:00 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, 7:00 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, 7:00 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, 9:00 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, 8:00 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, 3:00 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, 9:00 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, 7:00 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, 7:00 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, 9:00 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, 7:00 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, 7:00 am
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