Eye Problems and Health Articles

Welcome to the article page for eye problems and general eye health. Here we will feed the latest articles in the field of ophthalmology and general eye health.

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.

Eye problems and Eye Health Articles:

Caring for blindness: A new protein in sight?
Vasoproliferative ocular diseases are responsible for sight loss in millions of people in industrialised countries.
Posted: April 24, 2015, 7:00 am
Study shows new technology may improve management of leading causes of blindness
New non-invasive OCT technology invented by OHSU allows ophthalmologists to detect blood vessel abnormalities in the eyeResearch published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...
Posted: April 22, 2015, 8:00 am
Virtual reality may be effective tool for evaluating balance control in glaucoma patients
Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death and morbidity in older adults, especially those with a chronic eye disease such as glaucoma.
Posted: April 20, 2015, 9:00 am
Ophthalmologists uncover autoimmune process that causes rejection of secondary corneal transplants
UT Southwestern Medical Center ophthalmologists have identified an important cause of why secondary corneal transplants are rejected at triple the rate of first-time corneal transplants.
Posted: April 20, 2015, 7:00 am
Scientists develop new technique that reduces halo effect caused by lenses
In a recent study published in Optics Communications, scientists from Bar-Ilan University in Israel have presented a new technique that significantly reduces the halo effect that is generated when...
Posted: April 19, 2015, 7:00 am
Epilepsy drug could protect eyesight of MS patients
An anticonvulsant drug used to prevent seizures could protect people with MS from some of the damage caused by acute optic neuritis.
Posted: April 19, 2015, 7:00 am
Man with restored sight provides new insight into how vision develops
California man Mike May made international headlines in 2000 when his sight was restored by a pioneering stem cell procedure after 40 years of blindness.
Posted: April 18, 2015, 7:00 am
Exfoliation syndrome (XFS): Discovered gene allows a peek into the future on eye disease
An international research collaboration led by Singaporean researchers have led to the discovery of a mutated gene that renders people highly susceptible to a severe eye disorder called Exfoliation...
Posted: April 17, 2015, 9:00 am
Unnecessary preoperative testing still done on cataract patients
Although routine preoperative testing is not indicated for patients undergoing cataract surgery, researchers at UC San Francisco have found that it is still a common occurrence and is driven...
Posted: April 17, 2015, 8:00 am
Epilepsy drug may preserve eyesight for people with MS
A drug commonly taken to prevent seizures in epilepsy may surprisingly protect the eyesight of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study released April 16, 2015 that will be...
Posted: April 16, 2015, 8:00 pm
Treatment that slows AMD vision loss with one stem cell injection shows promise
Researchers are optimistic that a stem cell treatment they successfully tested in rats will slow or reverse the effects of early-stage age-related macular degeneration in humans.
Posted: April 16, 2015, 10:00 am
Study challenges view that sight-based brain sensory network organization is impaired with blindness
Is visual input essential to how the topographical map of the visual cortex develops in the human brain?
Posted: April 16, 2015, 7:00 am
Stem cell injection may soon reverse vision loss due to age-related macular degeneration
An injection of stem cells into the eye may soon slow or reverse the effects of early-stage age-related macular degeneration, according to new research from scientists at Cedars-Sinai.
Posted: April 16, 2015, 7:00 am
Clinical research study demonstrates EyePromise EZ Tears relieves dry eye symptoms and discomfort fast
People suffering with burning, red, irritated, or watering eyes now have a proven oral nutritional supplement available to them that starts relieving these symptoms within a week.
Posted: April 15, 2015, 9:00 am
New potential treatment for age-related macular degeneration offers hope to patients as phase III trials begin in Bristol, UK
Patients in Bristol suffering from geographic atrophy can now enroll in the phase III clinical program for lampalizumab, a drug being investigated for this form of age-related macular degeneration...
Posted: April 10, 2015, 9:00 am
Novel therapeutic procedure helps stroke patient recover three-dimensional vision
Impaired vision is one of the most common consequences of a stroke. In rare cases, patients may even lose their ability to perceive depth.
Posted: April 10, 2015, 7:00 am
Open-angle glaucoma: Poor data for the fixed combination tafluprost/timolol
Information on important outcomes is lacking, no advantages shown for side effectsThe fixed combination of the drugs tafluprost and timolol (trade name: Taptiqom) has been approved in Germany...
Posted: April 10, 2015, 7:00 am
Allow NHS doctors to prescribe cheap, safe and effective sight loss drug, says The BMJ
NHS doctors should be allowed to prescribe a cheap, safe and effective drug for the degenerative eye disease, wet age related macular degeneration (AMD) - a leading cause of blindness among older...
Posted: April 7, 2015, 9:00 am
Study finds eyeliner application may cause eye problems
People who apply eyeliner on the inner eyelid run the risk of contaminating the eye and causing vision trouble, according to research by a scientist at the University of Waterloo.
Posted: April 7, 2015, 7:00 am
Simple eye test for 6-year-olds predicts need for glasses in teen years
Study that answers whether sitting too close to the TV causes myopia also finds an eye test that predicts children's later nearsightedness, raising hopes it could be prevented.
Posted: April 5, 2015, 7:00 am
South-east England ahead on genetic tests for inherited eye conditions
New research from The University of Manchester published in the Journal of Community Genetics reveals a stark variation in genetic testing services for inherited eye disease in England.
Posted: April 4, 2015, 7:00 am
Head-mounted sensor helps blind rats navigate
Researchers from Japan have created a head-mounted navigational device that they say helped blind rats find their way through mazes almost as well as normal-sighted rats.
Posted: April 3, 2015, 7:00 am
Local authorities: Signpost veterans missing out on support, UK
New research has found that many veterans with sight loss are missing out on the free support offered by Blind Veterans UK.
Posted: April 2, 2015, 9:00 am
Researchers find new link between neurodegenerative diseases and abnormal immune responses
Researchers from McMaster University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York have discovered that a protein associated with neurodegenerative diseases like ALS also plays an...
Posted: April 2, 2015, 7:00 am
Evolutionary novelties in vision
A new study from SciLifeLab at Uppsala University published in PLOS ONE shows that genes crucial for vision were multiplied in the early stages of vertebrate evolution and acquired distinct functions...
Posted: April 1, 2015, 7:00 am

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