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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:

Spectral Edge plans enhanced video trial with Colour Blind Awareness
Spectral Edge has announced that it is working together with Colour Blind Awareness, an organisation that raises the awareness of the needs of the colour blind, to trial its new image-enhancement...
Posted: July 29, 2014, 9:00 am
Researchers develop high-precision software for diagnosing eye sensitivity
Researchers at the University of Alicante have developed high-precision software for diagnosing eye sensitivity.
Posted: July 23, 2014, 9:00 am
Distinctive developmental origin for a drainage tube in the eye
A Jackson Laboratory based research team has conducted a comprehensive exploration of an eye structure known as Schlemm's canal: a key gatekeeper for the proper flow of eye fluid, presenting a...
Posted: July 22, 2014, 6:00 pm
Age-related macular degeneration occurs much earlier than previously assumed
It is widely accepted that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of visual impairment and blindness in industrialized countries.
Posted: July 22, 2014, 9:00 am
Call for boost in kids' eye-protection
Standards for protective eyewear for children and public health campaigns encouraging its use are crucial to reducing the incidence of ocular injuries in children, according to a clinical focus...
Posted: July 21, 2014, 7:00 am
Researchers detect love and lust through eye movements
Whether a person focuses their gaze at a stranger's face or body could reveal whether he or she is either romantically or sexually attracted to the other person, say researchers.
Posted: July 21, 2014, 7:00 am
Study links loss of vision to employment status
A nationally representative study finds that people with visual impairment are less likely to be employed than people with normal vision.
Posted: July 18, 2014, 7:00 am
UV exposure: why do we ignore the health risks?
Exposure to ultraviolet radiation is the leading cause of skin cancer. But although many of us know this, we still ignore safety recommendations. We investigate why.
Posted: July 17, 2014, 3:00 pm
New treatments on the horizon to treat inherited retinal diseases
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Horizon Scanning Centre (HSC), working with Fight for Sight, has identified 40 potential new treatments which are currently being developed for...
Posted: July 17, 2014, 9:00 am
Tumor growth and metastasis controlled by new drug combo in mouse model
Researchers at UC Davis, University of Massachusetts and Harvard Medical School have created a combination drug that controls both tumor growth and metastasis.
Posted: July 17, 2014, 7:00 am
Immune response damaging in acute glaucoma
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Sun Yat-sen University in China have shown that acute glaucoma in mice is largely an inflammatory disease and that high...
Posted: July 16, 2014, 7:00 am
Could eye and smell tests offer early Alzheimer's diagnosis?
Four new studies presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 suggest that eye and smell tests could be used for early detection of Alzheimer's.
Posted: July 15, 2014, 3:00 pm
Noninvasive retinal imaging device may provide highly predictive early detection of changes associated with Alzheimer's disease
A noninvasive optical imaging device developed at Cedars-Sinai can provide early detection of changes that later occur in the brain and are a classic sign of Alzheimer's disease, according to...
Posted: July 14, 2014, 8:00 am
Four research trials show smell and eye tests offer potential to detect Alzheimer's early
A decreased ability to identify odors might indicate the development of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease, while examinations of the eye could indicate the build-up of beta-amyloid, a...
Posted: July 14, 2014, 8:00 am
Animal study of cellular stress in degenerative illnesses finds new compound to treat blindness and diabetes
In a new study led by UC San Francisco (UCSF) scientists, a chemical compound designed to precisely target part of a crucial cellular quality-control network provided significant protection, in rats...
Posted: July 14, 2014, 8:00 am
Apoptotic retinal ganglion cells reduced in diabetes by Inhibition of NgR expression
Activation of Nogo receptor (NgR) is an essential factor of nerve regeneration inhibition, neuronal atrophy and even apoptosis.
Posted: July 14, 2014, 7:00 am
Vision loss patients benefit from personalized gene therapy using patient-specific stem cells
Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have created a way to develop personalized gene therapies for patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a leading cause of vision loss.
Posted: July 14, 2014, 7:00 am
Rehab for age-related loss of vision cuts depression risk in half
Research finds that a technique called behavioral activation leads to a 50% decrease in the chances of people with age-related macular degeneration developing clinical depression.
Posted: July 10, 2014, 7:00 am
Regeneration of retinal ganglion cell axons and gene therapy
Because the adult mammalian central nervous system has only limited intrinsic capacity to regenerate connections after injury, due to factors both intrinsic and extrinsic to the mature neuron...
Posted: July 8, 2014, 8:00 am
Survival and regeneration of retinal cells after injury promoted by dental pulp stem cells
Researchers at the University of Birmingham, UK, led by Dr. Ben Scheven, Dr.
Posted: July 8, 2014, 8:00 am
Human corneas regrown to restore vision
In one of the first known examples of making tissue from an adult-derived human stem cell, scientists have found a way to enhance regrowth of corneal tissue to restore vision.
Posted: July 7, 2014, 10:00 am
Limbal stem cells, identified with new marker, could reverse a leading cause of blindness
Boston researchers have identified a way to enhance regrowth of human corneal tissue to restore vision, using a molecule known as ABCB5 that acts as a marker for hard-to-find limbal stem cells.
Posted: July 4, 2014, 7:00 am
Allergan receives FDA approval for Ozurdex® treatment option for use in certain patients with diabetic macular edema
Allergan, Inc., has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved OZURDEX® as a new treatment option for diabetic macular edema (DME) in adult patients who have an...
Posted: July 2, 2014, 9:00 am
Research may help prevent eye injuries among soldiers
Researchers at UTSA are discovering that the current protective eyewear used by our U.S. armed forces might not be adequate to protect soldiers exposed to explosive blasts.
Posted: July 2, 2014, 8:00 am
New resource to help more blind young people into work backed by UK Ministers
The Royal London Society for Blind People, a leading charity for blind and partially sighted young people has launched a dual purpose resource pack.
Posted: June 30, 2014, 9:00 am

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