Why your kids might be able to see better if they play outdoors more often
4 hours ago
The ready availability of technology may make the children of today faster at configuring a new smartphone, but does all of that screen time affect the development of their eyes?
Ocular histopathology features seen with congenital Zika
23 hours ago
(HealthDay)—Certain ocular histopathologic features are consistently found in fetuses with congenital Zika syndrome (CZS), according to a study published online Sept. 21 in JAMA Ophthalmology.
Coming soon: Glaucoma self-care, from home?
Sep 23, 2017
(HealthDay)—For many glaucoma patients, repeat trips to a doctor's office to check on their eyes can be a real pain.
Metabolomic profiles differ with macular degeneration
Sep 19, 2017
(HealthDay)—Patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have altered plasma metabolomic profiles compared with those without the condition, according to a study published online Sept. 12 in Ophthalmology.
Researchers report new paths to glaucoma treatment
Sep 19, 2017
Researchers at the Center for Vascular Research, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), have identified a new mechanism involved in the development and progression of glaucoma, and found a potential therapeutic option ...
Conjunctivitis prevalence higher for adult women than men
Sep 15, 2017
(HealthDay)—Adult women have a higher prevalence of conjunctivitis than men, and cases peak in the spring, according to a research letter published online Sept. 14 in JAMA Ophthalmology.
Study IDs determinants of the neuro-retinal rim area
Sep 14, 2017
(HealthDay)—Reduced neuro-retinal rim area (RA) is associated with narrow central retinal venular equivalent (CRVE) and higher intraocular pressure (IOP), according to a study published online Aug. 31 in Clinical & Experimental ...
Infants with congenital Zika virus syndrome suffer serious visual impairment
Sep 13, 2017
Although one of the most serious consequences of the Zika virus (ZIKV) in infants is microcephaly, there is a broad collection of anomalies now known as congenital Zika syndrome (CZS). Some of the most serious are ophthalmologic, ...
First use of cadaver nerves to repair corneal anesthesia shows promise
Sep 13, 2017
A new, minimally invasive procedure that replaces damaged corneal nerves with a donor nerve restores feeling in the cornea and halts progressive eye damage caused by a condition known as corneal anesthesia. The use of the ...
Researchers identify potential biomarkers of age-related macular degeneration
Sep 12, 2017
Patients with any stage of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) carry signs of the disease in their blood that may be found through special laboratory tests, according to a new study led by AMD researchers based at Massachusetts ...