Could regular pot smoking harm vision?
6 hours ago
(HealthDay)—Smoking pot regularly may be linked to a limited degree of vision impairment, a new French study suggests.
Study examines potential effect of regular marijuana use on vision
11 hours ago
A small, preliminary study has found an abnormality involving the retina that may account for altered vision in regular cannabis users. The results are published online by JAMA Ophthalmology.
New device could save glaucoma patients' eyesight
Dec 06, 2016
People with high-risk glaucoma will be able to monitor their disease, anywhere, anytime, thanks to a new device developed by an FIU professor.
Poor anti-VEGF responses linked to genetic variation in immune regulation
Dec 05, 2016
Anti-VEGF therapies are commonly used to stabilize deteriorating vision in patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD). Vascular endothelial growth factor, or VEGF, is a signaling molecule that helps maintain ...
An eye on young specialists' success
Dec 05, 2016
Graduates from several medical and surgical specialties are having difficulty securing practice opportunities, especially in specialties dependent upon limited resources, according to new research from Queen's ophthalmologist ...
'Halo' effect common after lasik eye surgery
Dec 03, 2016
(HealthDay)—Nine out of 10 Lasik laser eye surgery patients report satisfaction afterwards. But a sizable percentage experience new visual disturbances—like seeing halos around lights—up to six months after the procedure, ...
Cataracts linked to increased odds of depression in older adults
Dec 02, 2016
Older adults with cataracts are more likely to have symptoms of depression, reports a study in the December issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry.
Increased UVB exposure associated with reduced risk of nearsightedness, particularly in teens, young
Dec 01, 2016
Higher ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation exposure, directly related to time outdoors and sunlight exposure, was associated with reduced odds of myopia (nearsightedness), and exposure to UVB between ages 14 and 29 years was associated ...
Study examines use of deep machine learning for detection of diabetic retinopathy
Nov 29, 2016
In an evaluation of retinal photographs from adults with diabetes, an algorithm based on deep machine learning had high sensitivity and specificity for detecting referable diabetic retinopathy, according to a study published ...
Consider eye safety when choosing kids' toys
Nov 25, 2016
(HealthDay)—Are you planning to shop on Black Friday for holiday gifts for the kids? Experts urge you to keep an eye on eye safety when making your choices.