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.
Zika virus may be linked to more eye problems in Brazilian babies with microcephaly
Ophthalmologists find retinal bleeding, abnormal blood vessel development and lesions in infants born to mothers who showed signs of the viral infection during pregnancy.
Posted: May 26, 2016, 11:00 am
Blindness, visual impairment rates in U.S. set to double by 2050
By 2050, the number of Americans living with visual impairment or blindness will have doubled, with white women faring worst, suggests a new study.
Posted: May 20, 2016, 3:00 pm
What is Behcet's Disease? Symptoms and Prognosis
Learn about Behcet's disease, a rare condition that causes inflammation to blood vessels. This disease can cause a variety of symptoms that may not appear connected.
Posted: May 19, 2016, 7:00 am
Cisplatin may cause more permanent hearing loss in people with Cockayne syndrome
Chemotherapy drug cisplatin is used to treat breast, prostate, neuroblastoma, melanoma and many other cancers.
Posted: May 18, 2016, 2:00 pm
High-power prismatic devices may further expand visual fields for patients with hemianopia
A series of novel optical designs may address some limitations of existing prism technology, which can expand visual fields by up to 30 degrees.
Posted: May 18, 2016, 9:00 am
Vehicle side windows offer low protection from UVA rays, study finds
A researcher finds that the side windows of automobiles offer low protection from UVA radiation, which he says could be a key contributor to skin cancer and cataracts.
Posted: May 14, 2016, 7:00 am
Repetitive, subconcussive head impacts from football associated with short-term changes in eye function
In a study that included 29 NCAA football players, repetitive subconcussive impacts were associated with changes in near point of convergence (NPC) ocular-motor function among players in the...
Posted: May 13, 2016, 12:00 pm
Long-term survival achieved in metastatic melanoma with personalized vaccine
Two patients with melanoma that had spread to the liver survived for at least 8.5 and 12 years after resection of the hepatic tumor and treatment with patient-specific immunotherapeutic vaccines.
Posted: May 11, 2016, 7:00 am
Intraocular therapy prevents or reverses diabetic retinopathy in mice
Agent leads to overexpression of angiotensin converting enzyme-2, according to a new report in The American Journal of Pathology.
Posted: May 10, 2016, 4:00 am
Glaucoma drug-dispensing eye insert shows promise as new option for patients struggling to take daily prescription eye drops
Silicone ring that rests on the eye releases medication slowly over six months, could help lower risk of vision loss among seniors with the disease.
Posted: May 6, 2016, 11:00 am
Device worn on eyeglasses offers hope for people with low vision
A miniature camera using optical character-recognition technology, mounted onto the eyeglasses of people who are considered legally blind, dramatically improves their ability to read an email...
Posted: May 6, 2016, 11:00 am
Portable artificial vision device may be an effective aid for patients with low vision
In a small study that included 12 legally blind participants, use of a portable artificial vision device improved the patient's ability to perform tasks simulating those of daily living, such as...
Posted: May 5, 2016, 3:00 pm
Many Americans putting vision at risk from sun damage
Despite past harm, one of three adults overlooking sunglasses to protect eyes.
Posted: May 4, 2016, 2:00 pm
Choroideremia gene therapy gives long-lasting improvements to vision
Patients who took part in the world's first gene therapy clinical trial for choroideremia have had a real and long-lasting improvement in vision.
Posted: May 3, 2016, 2:00 pm
￼12-month data highlight the safety and efficacy of ab-interno canaloplasty in primary open-angle glaucoma
Ellex Medical Lasers Ltd is pleased to announce findings from a 12-month case series review of 228 patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) which show that ab-interno canaloplasty (ABiC)...
Posted: May 2, 2016, 7:00 am
NightstaRx reports long-term benefits of gene therapy for inherited form of progressive blindness
NightstaRx Ltd, a biopharmaceutical company specialising in developing gene therapies for inherited retinal dystrophies, today announced the publication from the University of Oxford of promising...
Posted: May 2, 2016, 7:00 am
Preventing secondary cataract
A new focus for AMD drug target could reduce the need for millions of follow-up eye operations.
Posted: April 28, 2016, 4:00 pm
First small molecule targeted therapy to mitigate hearing loss in Usher syndrome type 3
Usher syndrome (USH) is characterized by hearing loss or deafness at birth and progressive vision loss, and is the most common cause of inherited dual sensory deficit.
Posted: April 28, 2016, 1:00 pm
Australia on track to eliminate blinding trachoma, but children in hotspots remain at risk
Overall prevalence of trachoma in Australia is declining as a result of strengthened control programs, according to early release findings from the 2015 Australian Trachoma Surveillance Report...
Posted: April 27, 2016, 2:00 pm
20 year-old puzzle solved through genetic advances: A genetic corneal dystrophy disorder
Researchers from the University of Liverpool have identified a specific gene that plays a key role in an inherited eye disorder.
Posted: April 26, 2016, 4:00 pm
Researchers develop magnifying smartphone screen app for visually impaired
Mass. Eye and Ear researchers have designed technology to improve upon the built-in zoom feature of smartphones, which many low-vision users find difficult to use due to a loss of context.
Posted: April 25, 2016, 7:00 am
New neurodevelopmental syndrome identified
A multicenter research team led by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has discovered a new neurodevelopmental syndrome and the genetic mutations that cause it.
Posted: April 22, 2016, 12:00 pm
New genetic risk factors for myopia discovered
Genes and environment determine short-sightedness. Myopia, also known as short-sightedness or near-sightedness, is the most common disorder affecting the eyesight and it is on the increase.
Posted: April 22, 2016, 8:00 am
A better understanding of bananas could help prevent blindness
Carotenoids, which are found at various levels in different banana cultivars, are important vitamin precursors for eye health.
Posted: April 21, 2016, 10:00 am
Promising new compound protects neurons and vision in mice with glaucoma
Early tests of a novel compound in mice with glaucoma should come as welcome news to millions of people around the world now suffering with this leading cause of vision loss.
Posted: April 20, 2016, 2:00 pm
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