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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:

Added benefit not proven for aflibercept in diabetic macular oedema
Neither positive nor negative effects for some patients, data lacking for other patientsSince August 2014, aflibercept (trade name Eylea) has been available also for patients with visual...
Posted: December 19, 2014, 9:00 am
New guidelines for screening in preschoolers presented in Optometry and Vision Science
All children should undergo vision health screening between age 36 and 72 months - preferably every year - using evidence-based test methods and with effective referral and follow-up, according to...
Posted: December 18, 2014, 8:00 am
New discoveries in age-related macular degeneration
Insilico Medicine along with scientists from Vision Genomics and Howard University shed light on AMD disease, introducing the opportunity for eventual diagnostic and treatment options.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 9:00 am
Stem cells from a patient's healthy eye could one day be used to repair a scarred cornea
Treating the potentially blinding haze of a scar on the cornea might be as straightforward as growing stem cells from a tiny biopsy of the patient's undamaged eye and then placing them on the injury...
Posted: December 16, 2014, 9:00 am
Understanding recovery process could have implications for many different injuries of the central nervous system
An interdisciplinary team of neuroscientists and neurosurgeons from the University of Rochester has used a new imaging technique to show how the human brain heals itself in just a few weeks following...
Posted: December 16, 2014, 9:00 am
Enzymatic activity essential for vision may provide target for drug transport
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have uncovered the mechanism that enables the enzyme Lecithin: retinol acyltransferase (LRAT) to store vitamin A-a process that is...
Posted: December 16, 2014, 8:00 am
Top-selling eye vitamins found not to match scientific evidence
With Americans spending billions of dollars each year on nutritional supplements, researchers have analyzed popular eye vitamins to determine whether their formulations and claims are consistent with...
Posted: December 15, 2014, 8:00 am
Vast majority of ophthalmologists treating uveal melanoma use molecular testing to guide patient care
Castle Biosciences Inc. has announced the publication of study results that assess current clinical practices for uveal melanoma (UM) and demonstrate the impact of molecular prognostic testing on...
Posted: December 11, 2014, 10:00 am
Hybrid chemical/genetic therapy restores light sensitivity to retina in blind mice and dogs
A new genetic therapy not only helped blind mice regain enough light sensitivity to distinguish flashing from non-flashing lights, but also restored light response to the retinas of dogs, setting the...
Posted: December 11, 2014, 8:00 am
The retina changes its "language" with changing brightness
A study at the University of Tübingen highlights the intricate nature of visual responses - findings may help to improve digital cameras as well as visual prostheticsOur visual abilities are...
Posted: December 10, 2014, 10:00 am
Scientists describe new herpes treatment strategy
Scientists have developed a novel treatment approach for persistent viral infections such as herpes.
Posted: December 5, 2014, 9:00 am
Groundbreaking wireless material may restore sight to blind retinas
The aging process affects everything from cardiovascular function to memory to sexuality. Most worrisome for many, however, is the potential loss of eyesight due to retinal degeneration.
Posted: December 5, 2014, 8:00 am
New study strengthens evidence of the connection between statin use and cataracts; but any risks should be weighed against benefits
Few classes of drugs have had such a transformative effect on the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) as have statins, prescribed to reduce total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein...
Posted: December 4, 2014, 10:00 am
The human eye can see 'invisible' infrared light
Any science textbook will tell you we can't see infrared light. Like X-rays and radio waves, infrared light waves are outside the visual spectrum.
Posted: December 4, 2014, 8:00 am
Artificial retina steps closer with groundbreaking wireless material
A groundbreaking wireless material that can make brain cells respond to light brings closer the day of artificial retinas that help patients with vision loss diseases like AMD.
Posted: December 3, 2014, 4:00 pm
$3M funding takes Monash Bionic Vision closer
The Monash Vision Group (MVG) moves a step closer to clinical trials of its Bionic Eye, thanks to landmark donations from two respected business leaders.
Posted: December 3, 2014, 10:00 am
Warning to bariatric surgery patients: Take your supplements, for eye's sake
Obese patients who have undergone bariatric surgery to shed weight should take the supplements prescribed to them to protect their eyes.
Posted: December 3, 2014, 10:00 am
Blind and partially sighted 11 year olds twice as likely to be bullied at school, UK
Children with vision impairment are at increased risk of bullying warn two leading sight loss charities.
Posted: December 3, 2014, 8:00 am
UK motorists may fail new EU standards
Many UK drivers shouldn't be on the road as they don't meet new EU vision standards, according to research by Anglia Ruskin University.
Posted: December 1, 2014, 10:00 am
Age-related long-sightedness may be due to glassy protein solution
Long-sightedness caused by age could be due to proteins in the lens of the eye that are converted from a fluid solution to a solid, glassy state.
Posted: December 1, 2014, 9:00 am
Rare form of diabetes may be treatable with muscle relaxant
A commonly prescribed muscle relaxant may be an effective treatment for a rare but devastating form of diabetes, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report.
Posted: November 27, 2014, 8:00 am
Premature baby prompts advance in neuro-genetics
Take a deep breath and hold it. Keep holding it. Keep waiting ... wait ... don't breathe yet ... Feel that burning in your lungs?
Posted: November 26, 2014, 8:00 am
Few cognitive or social setbacks experienced by adult survivors of childhood eye cancer
Adult survivors of retinoblastoma, a type of eye cancer that usually develops in early childhood, have few cognitive or social problems decades following their diagnosis and treatment.
Posted: November 26, 2014, 8:00 am
GEDi proves more sensitive than exome sequencing in diagnosing inherited eye disease
Investigators at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology and colleagues reported the development and characterization of a comprehensive genetic test for...
Posted: November 25, 2014, 8:00 am
Changes in lipid layer of tear film can cause contact lens discomfort
Changes in the lipid layer of the eyes' natural tear film may contribute to the common problem of contact lens discomfort, reports a study in the December issue of Optometry and Vision Science...
Posted: November 25, 2014, 8:00 am

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