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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:

New research shows that bacteria survive longer in contact lens cleaning solution than previously thought
Each year in the UK, bacterial infections cause around 6,000 cases of a severe eye condition known as microbial keratitis - an inflammation and ulceration of the cornea that can lead to loss of...
Posted: April 17, 2014, 9:00 am
Color blindness among preschoolers dominated by Caucasian boys
Caucasian male children have the highest prevalence among four major ethnicities, with 1 in 20 testing color blind, according to the first major study of color blindness in a multi-ethnic group of...
Posted: April 6, 2014, 7:00 am
New report documents cardiopulmonary arrest in premature infant after cyclomydril eyedrops
Eyedrops administered to infants as part of routine outpatient retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening can have life-threatening consequences.
Posted: April 4, 2014, 9:00 am
Scientists have discovered a potentially novel form of therapy for Age-Related Macular Degeneration that uses a component of our immune system
Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have made a major breakthrough with important implications for sufferers of the eye disease Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), which can cause central...
Posted: April 4, 2014, 9:00 am
Major breakthrough in eye disease therapy
A major breakthrough has been made by scientists at Trinity College Dublin, with important implications for sufferers of the eye disease Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), which can cause...
Posted: April 4, 2014, 8:00 am
Studying glucocorticoid-induced glaucoma in murine model
Patients with inflammatory diseases, including allergy, asthma, and autoimmune disorders are often prescribed glucocorticoids; however, a subset of patients develop secondary glaucoma in response to...
Posted: April 4, 2014, 8:00 am
Sports-related eye injuries blind thousands of people each year
As millions take to the playing field this spring, the world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons warns the public that thousands of people are blinded by sports-related eye...
Posted: April 3, 2014, 9:00 am
Pterygium, common eye condition, treated non-surgically
A new report reveals a potential breakthrough in the treatment of a common eye ailment known as pterygium (Surfer's eye) that impacts the vision, eye health, and cosmetic appearance of countless...
Posted: April 3, 2014, 7:00 am
Why we miss subtle visual changes, and why it keeps us sane
Ever notice how Harry Potter's T-shirt abruptly changes from a crewneck to a henley shirt in "The Order of the Phoenix," or how in "Pretty Woman," Julia Roberts' croissant inexplicably morphs into a...
Posted: April 2, 2014, 7:00 am
Researchers uncover the secrets behind a marine creature's defensive armor, one that is exceptionally tough, yet optically clear
The shells of a sea creature, the mollusk Placuna placenta, are not only exceptionally tough, but also clear enough to read through.
Posted: April 2, 2014, 7:00 am
Discovery offers hope for new treatments for retinal blindness
A new report published online in The FASEB Journal may lead the way toward new treatments or a cure for a common cause of blindness (proliferative retinopathies).
Posted: March 29, 2014, 7:00 am
American Academy of Ophthalmology announces official launch of IRIS Registry
The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced the official launch of the IRIS™ Registry, or Intelligent Research in Sight, the nation's first comprehensive eye disease and condition...
Posted: March 27, 2014, 9:00 am
Regenerative medicine a step closer as new method yields potent, renewable human stem cells
The curative and therapeutic potential of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) offers much promise, as these multipotent cells are currently being tested in more than 300 clinical trials in a range of...
Posted: March 27, 2014, 7:00 am
New enhanced microbial killing discovered in neutrophils
Case Western Reserve University researchers have discovered a novel population of neutrophils, which are the body's infection control workhorses.
Posted: March 26, 2014, 9:00 am
Motor learning: Lining up our sights
Neurologists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have studied the role of the vestibular system, which controls balance, in optimizing how we direct our gaze.
Posted: March 26, 2014, 9:00 am
New genetic disease identified in children
Scientists and parents have worked together to identify a new genetic disease that causes neurologic, muscle, eye and liver problems in children.
Posted: March 24, 2014, 7:00 am
Exercise and occasional drinking may protect against visual impairment
By 2020, 4 million people in the US will have sight loss that cannot be corrected by glasses. A new study assesses what lifestyle behaviors may reduce risk of visual impairment.
Posted: March 23, 2014, 7:00 am
Why do our eyes widen in fear and narrow in disgust?
A new paper describes precisely why we get wide-eyed when we are fearful and why we squint when we are disgusted. The findings support Darwin's theories on emotional evolution.
Posted: March 22, 2014, 7:00 am
Variations in eye structure and function may reveal features of early-stage Alzheimer's disease
Investigators at the Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute have discovered eye abnormalities that may help reveal features of early-stage Alzheimer's disease.
Posted: March 20, 2014, 8:00 am
Early detection of childhood eye cancer doesn't always improve survival, prevent eye loss
For the most common form of childhood eye cancer, unilateral retinoblastoma, shortening the time from the first appearance of symptoms to diagnosis of disease has no bearing on survival or stage of...
Posted: March 20, 2014, 7:00 am
NHS sight tests include unevaluated screening examinations that lead to waste
On bmj.com, a leading eye doctor says that opticians are making too many referrals to doctors.
Posted: March 19, 2014, 7:00 am
Driving simulator used to help learn how the visually impaired can drive safely
A diagnosis of hemianopia, or blindness in one half of the visual field in both eyes as the result of strokes, tumors or trauma often means the end of driving.
Posted: March 18, 2014, 7:00 am
How safe are 'eye-safe' lasers when very low-energy radiation can damage DNA?
Damage to DNA by high energy radiation constitutes the most lethal damage occurring at the cellular level.
Posted: March 18, 2014, 7:00 am
Information overload acts 'to dim the lights' on what we see
Too much visual information causes a phenomenon known as 'load induced blindness', with an effect akin to dimming the lights, reports a new UCL study.
Posted: March 17, 2014, 9:00 am
Movement kicks visual system into higher gear
Whether you're a Major League outfielder chasing down a hard-hit ball or a lesser mortal navigating a busy city sidewalk, it pays to keep a close watch on your surroundings when walking or running.
Posted: March 17, 2014, 7:00 am

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