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 new target for abnormal blood vessel growth in the eyes
A team led by Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers has identified a novel therapeutic target for retinal neovascularization, or abnormal blood vessel growth in the retina, a hallmark of advanced...
Posted: April 13, 2017, 7:00 am
New chemical composition of 'poppers' linked to retinal damage
The new chemical composition of the legal high 'poppers' is linked to retinal damage at the back of the eye, finds a small study published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
Posted: April 12, 2017, 7:00 am
Fish eyes to help understand human inherited blindness
Discovery of a gene in zebrafish that triggers congenital blindness could lead to a suitable cure for similar disease in humans.
Posted: April 7, 2017, 7:00 am
Marker may help predict success with extended-wear contact lenses
A simple marker on eye examination may help vision care professionals predict which patients will have a higher or lower rate of problems after starting extended-wear contact lenses, reports a...
Posted: April 6, 2017, 1:00 pm
Study finds ethnic differences in effect of age-related macular degeneration on visual function
In study that included Chinese, Malay, and Indian participants, researchers found that among those with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) there were ethnic differences in visual function, such...
Posted: April 4, 2017, 7:00 am
Study suggests new way to prevent vision loss in diabetics and premature babies
Researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, have identified a new molecule that induces the formation of abnormal blood vessels in the...
Posted: March 24, 2017, 7:00 am
Itchy eyes: Causes and treatment options
How can you relieve itchy or dry eyes? When should you see a doctor? Learn about common causes of this irritating condition and how to manage symptoms.
Posted: March 23, 2017, 10:00 am
How blind people's brains rewire to improve other senses
Breaking research shows how the brains of blind people are naturally rewired to compensate for the lack of visual input, boosting the remaining senses.
Posted: March 23, 2017, 7:00 am
Repeated eye injections for age-related macular degeneration associated with increased risk for glaucoma surgery
Patients with age-related macular degeneration who received seven or more eye injections of the drug bevacizumab annually had a higher risk of having glaucoma surgery, according to a study...
Posted: March 20, 2017, 7:00 am
Unproven stem cell 'therapy' blinds three patients at Florida clinic
Three people with macular degeneration were blinded after undergoing an unproven stem cell treatment that was touted as a clinical trial in 2015 at a clinic in Florida.
Posted: March 17, 2017, 7:00 am
Changes of the cell environment are associated with certain eye diseases
In case of ischemic injury to the retina, changes occur in the protein scaffold in the environment of retinal cells, the so-called extracellular matrix.
Posted: March 17, 2017, 7:00 am
Fighting blindness: TSRI scientists bring a key protein into focus
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered how a protein called α2δ4 establishes proper vision.
Posted: March 14, 2017, 7:00 am
Rabbits' detached retina 'glued' with new hydrogel
A newly developed elastic gel administered in liquid form and shown to turn jellylike within minutes after injection into rabbits' eyes to replace the clear gelatinous fluid inside their eyeballs...
Posted: March 13, 2017, 7:00 am
Eyes hold clues to future narrowing of leg vessels
Changes in tiny blood vessels of the eye may predict a higher risk of later narrowing in the large blood vessels in the legs, according to a study.
Posted: March 13, 2017, 7:00 am
Zebrafish study sheds light on the eye's ability to regenerate
A new study looks into the fish eyes' ability to regenerate after injury and uncovers the role of a neurotransmitter in triggering this process.
Posted: March 11, 2017, 7:00 am
In-home occupational therapy curbs depression in visually impaired patients
Johns Hopkins researchers report that in-home occupational therapy appears to reduce the rate and severity of depression in people at higher risk for the disorder because of seriously impaired...
Posted: March 10, 2017, 1:00 pm
Assessing the impact of stress in age-related macular degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss among older adults in the United States, is often associated with psychological stress.
Posted: March 7, 2017, 7:00 am
Red eyes: List of common causes
In this article, learn about the common causes of red eye, including conjunctivitis, corneal ulcer, dry eye syndrome, and subconjunctival hemorrhage.
Posted: March 4, 2017, 7:00 am
Common causes of eye pain explained
In this article, learn about common causes of eye pain, such as corneal disorders, glaucoma, uveitis, and endophthalmitis. Also learn about eye care tips.
Posted: March 1, 2017, 5:00 pm
Youth with type 2 diabetes develop complications more often than type 1 peers
Teens and young adults with type 2 diabetes develop kidney, nerve, and eye diseases - as well as some risk factors for heart disease - more often than their peers with type 1 diabetes in the years...
Posted: March 1, 2017, 1:00 pm
World-first genetic clues point to risk of blindness
Australian scientists have discovered the first evidence of genes that cause Macular Telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel), a degenerative eye disease which leads to blindness and is currently incurable...
Posted: March 1, 2017, 7:00 am
Schirmer's test: What to expect with the dry eye test
What is the Schirmer's test, why is the test used, and who should have a Schirmer's test? What should be expected and what do the results mean?
Posted: February 23, 2017, 7:00 am
Best contact lenses for people with dry eyes
What type and brand of contact lens may be best for people with dry eyes? Are there any lifestyle changes that may help and are there any associated risks?
Posted: February 19, 2017, 1:00 pm
Best eye drops for people with itchy eyes
In this article, learn about what eye drops are available for itchy eyes, when eye drops should be used, and when people should see a doctor.
Posted: February 18, 2017, 1:00 pm
Natural remedies for dry eyes
What causes dry eye, what home remedies may help to reduce symptoms, and how might it be prevented? Learn about the lifestyle changes that could help.
Posted: February 17, 2017, 1:00 pm
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