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.
Improving longevity of functionally integrated stem cells in regenerative vision therapy
Stem cell therapies hold great promise for restoring function in a variety of degenerative conditions, but one of the logistical hurdles is how to ensure the cells survive in the body long enough...
Posted: January 16, 2017, 8:00 am
Stem cell research offers new hope of restoring sight
As the population ages, retinal degeneration becomes more prevalent. Stem cell research inches closer to a future where vision loss may be reversible.
Posted: January 11, 2017, 8:00 am
Vision symptoms following concussion limit a child's ability to return to the classroom
A comprehensive vision assessment should be part of return-to-learn protocols to help determine when children are ready to return to the classroom following concussions - particularly in children...
Posted: January 9, 2017, 8:00 am
A closer look at the eye
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have developed a new imaging technique that could revolutionize how eye health and disease are assessed.
Posted: January 4, 2017, 8:00 am
Zinc: A surprise target in regenerating the optic nerve after injury
For more than two decades, researchers have tried to regenerate the injured optic nerve using different growth factors and/or agents that overcome natural growth inhibition.
Posted: January 4, 2017, 8:00 am
Retinal Migraine: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Retinal migraine is a condition that affects some people who get migraine. Visual disturbances develop in one eye, followed by migraine symptoms.
Posted: December 31, 2016, 8:00 am
LASIK and Dry Eyes: What's the Connection?
LASIK is a popular way of correcting vision, but complications can include dry eyes. Learn more about LASIK, dry eyes, and other vision correction options.
Posted: December 19, 2016, 2:00 pm
NYBC scientist makes groundbreaking discoveries on the parasite that causes river blindness disease
New York Blood Center (NYBC) has announced that researcher Dr. Sara Lustigman, Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Parasitology at NYBC's Lindsley F.
Posted: December 19, 2016, 8:00 am
Female hormones increase risk of vision loss in rare genetic disease
Girls with a rare genetic disorder caused by mutations in a gene known as Nf1 are much more likely to lose their vision than boys with mutations in the same gene.
Posted: December 15, 2016, 8:00 am
Study examines potential effect of regular marijuana use on vision
A small, preliminary study has found an abnormality involving the retina that may account for altered vision in regular cannabis users. The results are published online by JAMA Ophthalmology.
Posted: December 14, 2016, 2:00 pm
Researchers find children with 'wobbly eye' unable to recognise faces
Researchers in Southampton have discovered children who suffer from eye movement disorder nystagmus - known as 'wobbly eye' - struggle to recognise faces but not other objects.
Posted: December 8, 2016, 2:00 pm
TSRI scientists find mechanism behind side effects in vision-loss treatment
A common class of drugs for vision loss may actually add to the problem in some patients, according to new research co-led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI).
Posted: December 7, 2016, 2:00 pm
Increased UVB exposure associated with reduced risk of nearsightedness, particularly in teens, young
Higher ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation exposure, directly related to time outdoors and sunlight exposure, was associated with reduced odds of myopia (nearsightedness), and exposure to UVB between...
Posted: December 5, 2016, 8:00 am
Eye surgery of the future: Gentle, efficient, out-patient surgery
The eye surgery of the future will be performed on an out-patient basis, will be gentle and efficient.
Posted: December 1, 2016, 8:00 am
Psoriasis on the Eyelids: Symptoms and Treatment
Psoriasis on the eyelids can be a difficult condition to manage. Learn about the symptoms, complications, and available forms of treatment here.
Posted: November 30, 2016, 8:00 am
Macular degeneration: Study sheds light on Alzheimer's proteins in retina
Study reveals new insights into the molecular mechanisms of beta-amyloid buildup - a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease - in the retina of people with AMD.
Posted: November 23, 2016, 3:00 pm
Smart cane could transform lives of the blind and visually impaired
An enterprising researcher from The University of Manchester has developed a prototype tool that could help transform the lives of the blind and visually impaired.
Posted: November 23, 2016, 2:00 pm
Alzheimer's disease proteins could be at fault for leading cause of vision loss among older people
Research from the University of Southampton gives new insight into possible causes of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss among people aged 50 and older.
Posted: November 22, 2016, 2:00 pm
Neurons in the human eye are organised for error correction
Cells that send visual signals to the brain act collectively to suppress noise and improve accuracy.
Posted: November 18, 2016, 8:00 am
New gene-editing technology partially restores vision in blind animals
Salk Institute researchers have discovered a holy grail of gene editing - the ability to, for the first time, insert DNA at a target location into the non-dividing cells that make up the majority...
Posted: November 18, 2016, 8:00 am
Gut microbes influence development of wet AMD
New mouse study finds an imbalance in gut microbes from high-fat diets influences evolution of wet AMD via increased gut permeability and inflammation.
Posted: November 17, 2016, 3:00 pm
Microbes in your gut influence major eye disease
Bacteria in your intestines may play an important role in determining if you will develop blinding wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
Posted: November 17, 2016, 8:00 am
Level of education is more decisive than intelligence for the development of short-sightedness
Environmental factors such as education and leisure activities have a greater influence on the development of short-sightedness or myopia than the ability to think logically and solve problems.
Posted: November 16, 2016, 2:00 pm
New findings show promise for treatment of Graves' disease and other ocular disorders
A new class of therapies may be on the horizon for thyroid eye disease (TED) and other destructive scarring conditions.
Posted: November 14, 2016, 1:00 pm
Genetic mutations that lead to macular degeneration blindness mapped by new research
Two gene mutations that trigger a retinal disease that causes blindness in one in 5,000 males have been mapped, leading to the potential for new therapeutic treatments.
Posted: November 7, 2016, 2:00 pm
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