Glaucoma study finds brain fights to preserve vision
Feb 23, 2018
A team of researchers, led by David Calkins, Ph.D., vice chair and director of Research at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, has made a breakthrough discovery in the field of glaucoma showing new hopes for treatments to preserve ...
New glaucoma drugs yield large, lasting reductions in intraocular pressure
Feb 21, 2018
New Rochelle, NY, February 21, 2018-Two novel ocular hypotensive agents that have just been approved for use in humans—netarsudil and latanoprostene bunod (LBN)—greatly reduce intraocular pressure, with lasting results ...
Very long-chain lipids could help prevent dry eye disease
Feb 20, 2018
With computers, smartphones and contact lenses now essential to modern life, many—one out of every 10 Japanese people—suffer dry eye disease.
In african-descent glaucoma patients, visual field changes up
Feb 16, 2018
(HealthDay)—Patients of African descent with glaucoma have increased visual field variability compared to those of European descent, likely contributing to delayed detection of progression, according to a study published ...
Eye exams linked to kids' reading levels
Feb 15, 2018
Elementary school children who read below grade level may have challenges with their eyesight even if standard tests show they see 20/20, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.
In effort to treat rare blinding disease, researchers turn stem cells into blood vessels
Feb 13, 2018
People who inherit a mutated version of the ATF6 gene are born with a malformed or missing fovea, the eye region responsible for sharp, detailed vision. From birth, their vision is severely limited, and there is no cure. ...
New discovery offers hope of protecting premature babies from blindness
Feb 09, 2018
Now there is hope of a new way to protect extremely premature babies from impaired vision or blindness resulting from the eye disease retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). A study at Sahlgrenska Academy published in JAMA Ophthalmology ...
Researchers design a new intracorneal inlay to correct presbyopia
Feb 07, 2018
Researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de València, University of Valencia, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria La Fe and the companies AJL Ophthalmic SA and Aiken-Tecnología Ocular Preventiva SL have designed a ...
Diabetes doubles chance of developing cataract
Feb 05, 2018
People with diabetes are twice as likely to develop cataract as the general population and the relative risk is highest in those aged between 45 and 54, according to a new study published in the journal Eye.
Antioxidant therapy prevents devastating vision loss when added to standard-of-care on rare birth defect
Feb 05, 2018
A new study led by vision researchers at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo and VA Western New York Healthcare System has demonstrated that the addition of widely available ...