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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Gene therapy in a droplet could treat eye diseases, prevent blindness
Eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration are among the leading causes of irreversible vision loss and blindness worldwide.
Posted: July 28, 2016, 2:00 pm
Study in mice suggests stem cells could ward off glaucoma
Treatment would use cells harvested from patient's skin.An infusion of stem cells could help restore proper drainage for fluid-clogged eyes at risk for glaucoma.
Posted: July 28, 2016, 9:00 am
Can alternatives to corticosteroids be effective therapies against neuromyelitis optics?
A review article published on June 20th in the journal Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation led by Jun Guo of Tangdu Hospital at The Fourth Military Medical University in Shaanxi, China discusses...
Posted: July 27, 2016, 12:00 pm
Why apnea patients are prone to suffer from glaucoma
Scientists at Hokkaido University have successfully measured the eye pressure of sleeping patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome for the first time, finding an unexpected correlation with...
Posted: July 25, 2016, 7:00 am
Model helps identify drugs to treat cat eye infections
It's a problem veterinarians see all the time, but there are few treatments.
Posted: July 21, 2016, 7:00 am
Macular degeneration insight identifies promising drugs to prevent vision loss
In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a University of Wisconsin-Madison research team pinpoints how immune abnormalities beneath the retina result in macular...
Posted: July 20, 2016, 7:00 am
IU research points toward new blindness prevention methods in diabetic eye disease
By combining data on optometry patients' eyes with advanced computational methods, Indiana University researchers have created a virtual tissue model of diabetes in the eye.
Posted: July 18, 2016, 4:00 pm
Simple procedure could improve treatment for common eye disease
A new, minimally invasive procedure appears to be effective for many patients with Fuchs endothelial dystrophy (FED), a common eye disease, without the potential side effects and cost of the...
Posted: July 15, 2016, 7:00 am
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