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.
Identical twins have identical vision, down to the smallest detail
A study finds that identical twins are identical down to the tiniest defects in their eyes. Genes have more control over vision than initially thought.
Posted: May 28, 2017, 7:00 am
Switching to a low-glycemic diet may stop age-related eye disease, study suggests
A study in mice finds that development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) could be arrested by switching from a high-glycemic diet (starches as are found in white bread) to a low-glycemic...
Posted: May 18, 2017, 7:00 am
Wet AMD: Small trial shows new gene therapy is safe in humans
A new gene therapy that neutralizes the growth factor that promotes wet AMD is shown to be safe and well tolerated in a small trial of human patients.
Posted: May 17, 2017, 2:00 pm
University of Birmingham develops revolutionary eye drops to treat age-related blindness
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a type of eye drop which could potentially revolutionise the treatment of one of the leading causes of blindness in the UK.
Posted: May 17, 2017, 1:00 pm
Diabetes doctors: Which specialists treat diabetes?
There are a variety of healthcare professionals that can help manage diabetes. Knowing what to expect from each will help you make the most of your visit.
Posted: May 14, 2017, 7:00 am
Avastin as effective as Eylea for treating central retinal vein occlusion
Monthly eye injections of Avastin (bevacizumab) are as effective as the more expensive drug Eylea (aflibercept) for the treatment of central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO), according to a clinical...
Posted: May 11, 2017, 7:00 am
Prevalence of visual impairment among preschool children projected to increase
The number of preschool children in the U.S. with visual impairment is projected to increase by more than 25 percent in the coming decades, with the majority of visual impairment resulting from...
Posted: May 8, 2017, 7:00 am
Disfiguring eye symptoms diminish in Graves' eye disease drug trial
The disease is characterized by inflammation and a buildup of tissue around the eyes that cause them to bulge painfully from their sockets.
Posted: May 5, 2017, 7:00 am
Findings suggest underdiagnosis of AMD not uncommon in primary eye care
Approximately 25 percent of eyes deemed to be normal based on dilated eye examination by a primary eye care ophthalmologist or optometrist had macular characteristics that indicated age-related...
Posted: May 1, 2017, 7:00 am
Clinical trial discovers a new way to prevent children with arthritis and eye disease losing their sight
A trial funded by the charity Arthritis Research UK and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has discovered a drug combination that could help thousands of children with arthritis.
Posted: April 28, 2017, 7:00 am
New eye test detects earliest signs of glaucoma
A simple eye test could help solve the biggest global cause of irreversible blindness, glaucoma.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 1:00 pm
Researchers identify new target for abnormal blood vessel growth in the eyes
A team led by Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers has identified a novel therapeutic target for retinal neovascularization, or abnormal blood vessel growth in the retina, a hallmark of advanced...
Posted: April 13, 2017, 7:00 am
New chemical composition of 'poppers' linked to retinal damage
The new chemical composition of the legal high 'poppers' is linked to retinal damage at the back of the eye, finds a small study published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
Posted: April 12, 2017, 7:00 am
Fish eyes to help understand human inherited blindness
Discovery of a gene in zebrafish that triggers congenital blindness could lead to a suitable cure for similar disease in humans.
Posted: April 7, 2017, 7:00 am
Marker may help predict success with extended-wear contact lenses
A simple marker on eye examination may help vision care professionals predict which patients will have a higher or lower rate of problems after starting extended-wear contact lenses, reports a...
Posted: April 6, 2017, 1:00 pm
Study finds ethnic differences in effect of age-related macular degeneration on visual function
In study that included Chinese, Malay, and Indian participants, researchers found that among those with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) there were ethnic differences in visual function, such...
Posted: April 4, 2017, 7:00 am
Study suggests new way to prevent vision loss in diabetics and premature babies
Researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, have identified a new molecule that induces the formation of abnormal blood vessels in the...
Posted: March 24, 2017, 7:00 am
Itchy eyes: Causes and treatment options
How can you relieve itchy or dry eyes? When should you see a doctor? Learn about common causes of this irritating condition and how to manage symptoms.
Posted: March 23, 2017, 10:00 am
How blind people's brains rewire to improve other senses
Breaking research shows how the brains of blind people are naturally rewired to compensate for the lack of visual input, boosting the remaining senses.
Posted: March 23, 2017, 7:00 am
Repeated eye injections for age-related macular degeneration associated with increased risk for glaucoma surgery
Patients with age-related macular degeneration who received seven or more eye injections of the drug bevacizumab annually had a higher risk of having glaucoma surgery, according to a study...
Posted: March 20, 2017, 7:00 am
Changes of the cell environment are associated with certain eye diseases
In case of ischemic injury to the retina, changes occur in the protein scaffold in the environment of retinal cells, the so-called extracellular matrix.
Posted: March 17, 2017, 7:00 am
Unproven stem cell 'therapy' blinds three patients at Florida clinic
Three people with macular degeneration were blinded after undergoing an unproven stem cell treatment that was touted as a clinical trial in 2015 at a clinic in Florida.
Posted: March 17, 2017, 7:00 am
Fighting blindness: TSRI scientists bring a key protein into focus
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered how a protein called α2δ4 establishes proper vision.
Posted: March 14, 2017, 7:00 am
Eyes hold clues to future narrowing of leg vessels
Changes in tiny blood vessels of the eye may predict a higher risk of later narrowing in the large blood vessels in the legs, according to a study.
Posted: March 13, 2017, 7:00 am
Rabbits' detached retina 'glued' with new hydrogel
A newly developed elastic gel administered in liquid form and shown to turn jellylike within minutes after injection into rabbits' eyes to replace the clear gelatinous fluid inside their eyeballs...
Posted: March 13, 2017, 7:00 am
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