Nanosponges show promise for potentially blinding eye infections
15 hours ago
In recent years, the number of eye surgeries for conditions including cataracts and glaucoma has dramatically increased and with it, so has the number of potentially blinding intraocular infections. In a new study, researchers ...
Increased use of ambulatory surgery centers for cataract surgery
17 hours ago
National data shows a major shift in eye surgeries from hospitals to less expensive ambulatory surgery centers where care may be delivered faster and closer to home for some patients.
Distinct features for drug use-related endophthalmitis
Nov 20, 2017
(HealthDay)—Patients with injection drug use (IDU) endogenous endophthalmitis (EE) are younger, with fewer comorbidities, and have more improvement in visual acuity after intervention compared with non-IDU EE patients, ...
AMD risk has dropped by birth cohort throughout 20th century
Nov 19, 2017
(HealthDay)—There was a decrease in the five-year risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by birth cohorts throughout the 20th century, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in JAMA Ophthalmology.
Research reveals biological mechanism of a leading cause of childhood blindness
Nov 16, 2017
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) have revealed the pathology of cells and structures stricken by optic nerve hypoplasia, a leading cause of childhood blindness in developed nations.
Longer appointment times in clinic where trainees present
Nov 15, 2017
(HealthDay)—The presence of trainees in an outpatient ophthalmology clinic is associated with longer appointment times, even for appointments for which the trainee is not present, according to a study published online Nov. ...
Home remedies: Problems with pink eye
Nov 15, 2017
Pink eye (conjunctivitis) is an inflammation or infection of the transparent membrane (conjunctiva) that lines your eyelid and covers the white part of your eyeball. When small blood vessels in the conjunctiva become inflamed, ...
Stem cell therapy shows promise for common cause of blindness
Nov 14, 2017
Results from two early clinical trials show that it may be possible to use human embryonic stem cells as treatment for the dry form of macular degeneration, according to presentations given today at AAO 2017, the 121st Annual ...
Hormone replacement therapy may protect against eye disease
Nov 13, 2017
Women who took estrogen-only hormone replacement therapy after ovary removal had a lower risk of developing glaucoma, according to research presented today at AAO 2017, the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of ...
Wouldn't it be great if eyedrops didn't spill out of your eyes?
Nov 13, 2017
A new kind of eyedropper can deliver tiny droplets of medication, treating the eye more precisely than traditional eyedroppers, while reducing waste and avoiding dangerous side effects. According to research presented today ...