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.
How to Get Rid of Red Eyes: Home Remedies and Health Tips
What is red eye and what is conjunctivitis? Learn about common causes, home remedies, and serious problems that may cause red eye.
Posted: October 21, 2016, 7:00 am
Cell softness predicts corneal transplant success
Stem cell transplantation is a promising strategy for restoring eyesight resulting from corneal damage, but tissue grafts must contain a high percentage of stem cells for clinical success.
Posted: October 20, 2016, 7:00 am
New life hack for de-blurring visual images without glasses
An international team of neuroscientists has shown that a person's ability to see fine visual detail can be sharpened by simply staring for a few seconds at a rapidly flickering display.
Posted: October 19, 2016, 1:00 pm
Wearable artificial vision device shows promise in helping legally blind people 'read'
Study shows potential of assistive technology to improve quality of life for the visually impaired.
Posted: October 19, 2016, 7:00 am
Researchers use breakthrough technology to detect glaucoma progression
In a first of its kind study, Mount Sinai researchers are using optimal coherence tomography (OCT) angiography to look at the earliest stages of glaucoma and identify characteristic patterns of...
Posted: October 17, 2016, 1:00 pm
Visual cortex plays role in plasticity of eye movement reflex
By peering into the eyes of mice and tracking their ocular movements, researchers made an unexpected discovery: the visual cortex - a region of the brain known to process sensory information ...
Posted: October 14, 2016, 4:00 pm
Triple-drug chemotherapy with topotecan helps preserve vision in retinoblastoma patients
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital researchers report a topotecan-based chemotherapy regimen should be considered front-line therapy for patients with advanced bilateral retinoblastoma; an eye...
Posted: October 11, 2016, 12:00 pm
Cortisol-free rheumatoid arthritis medication also works for rare eye disease
A well-known rheumatoid arthritis medication containing the active agent adalimumab, a therapeutic human monoclonal antibody, is also effective for treating non-infectious uveitis, a rare eye...
Posted: October 10, 2016, 3:00 pm
Cerebellum: What is its Function?
This article provides a brief summary of anatomy, purpose, and disorders of the cerebellum, also offering tips on preserving brain health.
Posted: October 5, 2016, 7:00 am
Zika: Could virus spread via contact with sweat, tears?
Doctors discuss a rare case of a patient who died from Zika virus and the possibility of transmission to a second patient via contact with sweat and tears.
Posted: October 3, 2016, 2:00 pm
Cell reprogramming discovery may lead to treatments for eye diseases
By transferring genes into mammalian Müller glial cells, scientists turn them into stem cells that may replenish lost and damaged retinal neurons.
Posted: September 28, 2016, 2:00 pm
Study demonstrates feasibility of therapeutic gene delivery for inherited retinal degeneration in children
Researchers have demonstrated the ability to deliver a fully functional copy of the CLN3 gene to stem cells of patients with juvenile NCL, an inherited neurodegenerative disease in which a mutation...
Posted: September 28, 2016, 12:00 pm
Help needed to identify post-stroke visual impairments
A University of Liverpool led review of the methods available to screen for post-stroke visual impairments has found there is an urgent demand for the development of a tool.
Posted: September 28, 2016, 7:00 am
Immune-matched stem cells prevent rejection of retinal transplants in animals
Stem cell-based transplantation approaches hold great potential for treating a wide range of eye diseases, but progress has been limited by concerns about cost, safety, and effectiveness.
Posted: September 19, 2016, 1:00 pm
Zika virus can be detected in eye's conjunctival fluid
In a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology, Changwen Ke, Ph.D., of the Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Guangzhou, China and colleagues examined whether Zika...
Posted: September 16, 2016, 2:00 pm
FDA approves VisuMax Femtosecond Laser to surgically treat nearsightedness
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the VisuMax Femtosecond Laser for the small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) procedure to reduce or eliminate nearsightedness in certain...
Posted: September 15, 2016, 7:00 am
World first for robot eye operation
Surgeons at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital have performed the world's first operation inside the eye using a robot.
Posted: September 12, 2016, 12:00 pm
Drug-dispensing contact lens effectively lowers eye pressure in glaucoma model
A contact lens designed to deliver medication gradually to the eye could improve outcomes for patients with conditions requiring treatment with eye drops, which are often imprecise and difficult to...
Posted: August 31, 2016, 7:00 am
'Internal astigmatism' doesn't compensate for changes in the eye over time
For people with nearsightedness (myopia), the lens doesn't compensate for growth or other changes in the structure of the eye, according to a long-term follow-up study in the September issue of...
Posted: August 31, 2016, 7:00 am
New test needed to assess the quality and safety of sunglasses
Revision of standards is needed to test sunglasses quality and establish safe limits for the lenses' UV filters, according to research published in the open access journal Biomedical Engineering...
Posted: August 30, 2016, 7:00 am
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
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
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
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
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