Retinopathy of prematurity: New developments are cause for hope
19 hours ago
A mini-symposium published in the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) provides important insights into new techniques and treatments that show promise for eliminating retinopathy ...
Vision impairment and eye diseases continue to be concerns for Ebola survivors
Jan 16, 2017
The acute outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has subsided in West Africa, but the medical community continues to learn about long-term complications for survivors – including the potential for blinding eye disease. One ...
Modest links for systemic medication use, IOP in glaucoma
Jan 13, 2017
(HealthDay)— Some systemic medication has a modest effect on intraocular pressure (IOP) among Asian patients with glaucoma, according to research published online Jan. 12 in JAMA Ophthalmology.
Arclight—a pocket-sized device that could save the sight of millions of people
Jan 12, 2017
A revolutionary pocket-sized device which could help save the sight of millions of people around the world has been launched by a team led from the University of St Andrews.
Stem cell therapy reverses blindness in animals with end-stage retinal degeneration
Jan 10, 2017
A stem cell-based transplantation approach that restores vision in blind mice moves closer to being tested in patients with end-stage retinal degeneration, according to a study published January 10 in Stem Cell Reports. The ...
Major increase in U.S. glaucoma cases expected by 2030
Jan 09, 2017
(HealthDay)—Glaucoma affects more than three million Americans, but that number is expected to surge to more than four million by 2030, according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation.
Vision problems after concussion
Jan 06, 2017
Vision problems are a common and sometimes lasting consequence of head injuries—from children and teens with sports-related concussions to military personnel with combat-related traumatic brain injury (TBI). New research ...
New dry eye drug is first that aims to treat cause, rather than symptoms
Jan 06, 2017
University of Virginia Health System researchers have developed a potential therapeutic treatment for dry eye, with human testing to start in March. The drug differs from other treatments of dry eye in that it aims to treat ...
Aflibercept rescues vision after laser for diabetic macular edema
Dec 29, 2016
(HealthDay)—For eyes experiencing substantial visual loss after macular laser photocoagulation treatment for diabetic macular edema (DME), intravitreal aflibercept improves visual and anatomic outcomes, according to a study ...
Severe symptoms, ocular pain linked to dry eye persistence
Dec 28, 2016
(HealthDay)—Severe dry eye symptoms and ocular pain at baseline are associated with persistent severe dry eye symptoms one year later, according to a study published online Dec. 22 in JAMA Ophthalmology.