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.
Five tips for healthy sight
Are you worried about your eyes? We have compiled some top tips to help you maintain healthy sight, boost eye health, and prevent eye-related diseases.
Posted: January 15, 2018, 5:00 pm
What to know about central serous retinopathy
A look at central serous retinopathy, a condition where the retina detaches and causes vision loss. Included is detail on risk factors, and diagnosis.
Posted: January 13, 2018, 8:00 am
An introduction to eyes and how they work
The eyes are incredibly complex organs. In this article, we explain their anatomy, how they work, and describe some conditions that affect the eyes.
Posted: January 12, 2018, 8:00 am
All you should know about Waardenburg syndrome
A look at Waardenburg syndrome, a group of diseases that cause changes in the body and eye color. Find out about how rare it is and the diagnosis.
Posted: January 8, 2018, 5:00 pm
What is optic neuritis?
Learn all about optic neuritis, a condition where the optic nerve is inflamed. This article looks at the symptoms, treatments, and causes.
Posted: December 25, 2017, 8:00 am
What is keratitis?
Learn more about inflammation of the cornea, also known as keratitis. We examine its different causes, along with symptoms and treatment options.
Posted: December 18, 2017, 5:00 pm
Could a cup of hot tea each day reduce the risk of glaucoma?
Glaucoma, an eye condition that can lead to blindness, affects a significant number of older adults. Could a household beverage help to shield us from it?
Posted: December 15, 2017, 8:00 am
What you should know about rose water
A look at rose water, a liquid made using water and rose petals. Included is detail on the types of rose water and the side effects of using it.
Posted: December 5, 2017, 11:00 am
Uhthoff's phenomenon: What you need to know
Uhthoff’s phenomenon is when changes in body temperature make a person’s existing MS symptoms worse. Learn about the triggers and how to cope.
Posted: November 27, 2017, 3:00 pm
All you should know about sunken eyes
A look at the condition of sunken eyes, where the eyes seem deep set and darkened. Included is detail on home remedies and when to see a doctor.
Posted: November 24, 2017, 3:00 pm
Exercise may protect you from glaucoma
The results of a new study show that people who engage in moderate- to vigorous-intensity exercise have a 73 percent lower risk of developing glaucoma.
Posted: November 15, 2017, 3:00 pm
What is a basilar migraine?
Basilar migraines can cause severe pain and are often accompanied by visual disturbances. Learn more about their diagnosis and how to cope.
Posted: November 14, 2017, 1:00 pm
What you need to know about esotropia
A look at esotropia, a condition that causes the eyes to turn inward. Included is detail on the common causes and how the condition is diagnosed.
Posted: November 8, 2017, 2:00 pm
What is a heliotrope rash?
A heliotrope rash may appear as a purple rash on or around the eyelids. Learn more about the causes and risk factors of this rash.
Posted: November 6, 2017, 5:00 pm
Cataract surgery tied to lower risk of death in older women
An analysis of Women's Health Initiative data has found that cataract surgery is tied to a lower overall and cause-specific risk of death in older women.
Posted: October 26, 2017, 4:00 pm
Protein discovery may improve treatments for diabetic eye disease
A new study shows how a protein called ARF6 is involved in the development of diabetic retinopathy, and that inhibiting it may lead to new treatments.
Posted: October 24, 2017, 3:00 pm
How does arthritis affect the eyes?
While arthritis is known to cause inflammation in the joints, it can also cause problems in the eyes. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments.
Posted: October 22, 2017, 11:00 am
Tips to control crying
A look at how to stop crying. Included is information on how to control crying with both mental and physical approaches, and how to avoid triggers.
Posted: October 22, 2017, 8:00 am
All you need to know about epiretinal membrane
A look at the condition epiretinal membranes (ERMs). We examine the risk factors and complications, along with how to prevent the condition, here.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 3:00 pm
Brown, blue, green, and hazel: What is the secret behind eye color?
Human eyes display an impressive color palette, ranging from dark brown through shades of green, and to light blue. But what determines these unique hues?
Posted: October 17, 2017, 4:00 pm
Pseudophakia (IOL): Signs you need them and complications
When do you need artificial lenses for the eyes? Find out here along with more information on the specific types and how they are implanted.
Posted: October 13, 2017, 5:00 pm
Vitrectomy: Procedure, complications, and recovery
Learn more about vitrectomy, a procedure that involves removing fluid from the eye. We look at why it may be needed, and the risks and complications.
Posted: October 13, 2017, 8:00 am
Benefits of crying: Why it's good to shed a few tears
Crying is a natural and often uncontrollable reaction we have to sadness, grief, joy, and pain. Is crying good for your health? Find out.
Posted: October 7, 2017, 11:00 am
Natural protein may help to prevent blindness
Researchers have shed light on the mechanisms underlying glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness, which could lead to new treatments for the disease.
Posted: October 1, 2017, 10:00 am
Arcus senilis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
In this article, learn about arcus senilis. What are the risk factors, how is it diagnosed, how is it linked to high cholesterol, and can it be treated?
Posted: September 22, 2017, 5:00 pm
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