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.
Researchers identify potential biomarkers of age-related macular degeneration
Findings may lead to earlier diagnoses and better prognostic information for patients - and, potentially, new pharmaceutical targets for AMD treatment.
Posted: September 14, 2017, 7:00 am
Central heterochromia (two different eye colors): Causes and types
Central heterochromia occurs when a person has different colors in the same eye. Variations in the spread and concentration of skin pigment cause this.
Posted: September 12, 2017, 4:00 pm
Blindness study shows how gene causes middle-age sight loss
Chemical changes in the eye that can lead to blindness have been identified by scientists.
Posted: September 8, 2017, 7:00 am
Eyelashes: The eyeball's flirtatious bodyguards
Eyelashes might look pretty, but they also have a serious job: to keep dust away from our eyes. If they are too long, they can no longer fulfill this role.
Posted: August 31, 2017, 3:00 pm
Antioxidant/zinc supplement cost saving and effective for degenerative eye disease
A supplement that combines antioxidants with zinc and copper is a relatively inexpensive and effective means of halting the progression of a certain type of degenerative eye disease, concludes...
Posted: August 29, 2017, 7:00 am
Scientists discover common diabetes drug reduces sight-threatening rise in brain pressure
Research led by the University of Birmingham, UK, published in Science Translational Medicine, shows that a GLP-1 agonist drug, currently used to treat patients with Type II diabetes could be...
Posted: August 24, 2017, 1:00 pm
How an eye test could detect Alzheimer's
Researchers reveal how a novel imaging technique could diagnose Alzheimer's disease by detecting beta-amyloid plaques in the retinas of patients.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 4:00 pm
Color blindness: When red looks like brown
From street signs to our national flags, colors are an integral part of society. But for colorblind individuals, this can cause serious challenges.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 4:00 pm
Visual impairment among older adults associated with poor cognitive function
In a nationally representative sample of older U.S. adults, visual impairment was associated with worse cognitive function, according to a study published by JAMA Ophthalmology.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 7:00 am
Why do onions make us cry?
Few can escape the wrath of the onion; the chemicals released in self-defense make us well up. Scientists shed light on the enzyme responsible.
Posted: August 7, 2017, 7:00 am
Marcus Gunn pupil: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment
Marcus Gunn pupil is a condition affecting the eyes. In this article, learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for Marcus Gunn pupil.
Posted: August 5, 2017, 7:00 am
Demyelination: Causes, symptoms, and treatments
Demyelination is damage to the myelin layer, or the protective coating of nerve cells. This can lead to neurological problems including slow reflexes.
Posted: August 3, 2017, 4:00 pm
Dacryocystitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
What is dacryocystitis? In this article, learn about the causes of this infection that affects the tear ducts, how it is diagnosed, and treatment.
Posted: August 1, 2017, 4:00 pm
Laser treatment reduces eye floaters
Patients reported improvement in symptoms of eye floaters after treatment with a laser, according to a study published by JAMA Ophthalmology.
Posted: July 24, 2017, 7:00 am
Homocystinuria: Causes, symptoms, and tests
What is homocystinuria? In this article, learn about the causes of this condition and who it affects, the symptoms, and how it is diagnosed and treated.
Posted: July 22, 2017, 1:00 pm
Researchers identify visual system changes that may signal Parkinson's disease
Changes in the visual systems of newly diagnosed Parkinson's disease patients may provide important biomarkers for the early detection and monitoring of the disease, according to a new study...
Posted: July 14, 2017, 7:00 am
Eye microbiome trains immune cells to fend off pathogens
Microbe living on the surface of the eye protects cornea from infections.Bugs in your eyes may be a good thing.
Posted: July 13, 2017, 7:00 am
Eyelid twitch: Common causes, treatment, and prevention
An eyelid twitch can be very frustrating, especially when it is an ongoing problem. Learn about the possible causes of eyelid twitch, and how to treat it.
Posted: July 8, 2017, 7:00 am
Sufferers of both Type 2 diabetes and sleep apnoea could lose eyesight within four years
Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered that patients who suffer from both Type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnoea are at greater risk of developing a condition that leads to...
Posted: July 5, 2017, 7:00 am
What makes eyes itch?
Summer is here, and allergies are rearing their ugly heads, causing many an itchy eye. Find out what happens in your eye to bring you such distress.
Posted: July 4, 2017, 3:00 pm
Swollen eyelid: Twelve causes and treatments
Twelve of the most common causes of swollen eyelid. In this article, learn about why swollen eyelids occur, how to prevent them, and how to treat symptoms.
Posted: July 4, 2017, 10:00 am
Magnetic implants used to treat 'dancing eyes'
A research team has successfully used magnets implanted behind a person's eyes to treat nystagmus, a condition characterised by involuntary eye movements.
Posted: June 27, 2017, 7:00 am
Histoplasmosis: Causes, risk factors, and treatment
Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection with a variety of flu-like symptoms. Although it is not contagious, it can cause chronic complications. Learn more.
Posted: June 24, 2017, 4:00 pm
Is your doctor prescribing the wrong treatment for pink eye?
Ophthalmologists urge practitioners to stop overprescribing antibiotics for a common eye infection that typically clears up without medication.
Posted: June 21, 2017, 7:00 am
Dressmakers found to have needle-sharp 3-D vision
Study finds seamstresses possess stereoscopic superpowers.Haute couture can be credited for enhancing more than catwalks and red carpets.
Posted: June 19, 2017, 7:00 am
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