Laser treatment reduces eye floaters
Jul 20, 2017
Patients reported improvement in symptoms of eye floaters after treatment with a laser, according to a study published by JAMA Ophthalmology.
Multi-luminance mobility test identifies visual impairment
Jul 18, 2017
(HealthDay)—A multi-luminance mobility test (MLMT) can differentiate normal-sighted from visually-impaired subjects, according to a study published online July 11 in Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology.
See this? Doctors find 27 contact lenses in woman's eye
Jul 17, 2017
Doctors intending to perform cataract surgery on a 67-year-old woman in Britain found something rather unexpected: 17 contact lenses mashed together in her right eye.
Education can boost knowledge, cut anxiety in glaucoma
Jul 13, 2017
(HealthDay)—For newly diagnosed glaucoma patients, a patient-centered glaucoma-related educational intervention can improve knowledge and reduce anxiety, according to a study published online July 9 in Clinical & Experimental ...
'Substance P' in tears—a noninvasive test for diabetes-related nerve damage?
Jul 05, 2017
Levels of a nerve cell signaling molecule called substance P—measured in tear samples—might be a useful marker of diabetes-related nerve damage (neuropathy), suggests a study in the July issue of Optometry and Vision ...
Soft contact lenses safe for kids and teens, review finds
Jul 05, 2017
(HealthDay)—Soft contact lenses are as safe for children and teens as they are for adults, a new review finds.
Combination of type 2 diabetes and sleep apnoea indicates eyesight loss within four years
Jul 04, 2017
Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered that patients who suffer from both Type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnoea are at greater risk of developing a condition that leads to blindness within an average ...
Nearly 60% of pinkeye patients receive antibiotic eye drops, but they're seldom necessary
Jun 28, 2017
A new study suggests that most people with acute conjunctivitis, or pinkeye, are getting the wrong treatment.
Crowded living conditions may up myopia risk in children
Jun 27, 2017
(HealthDay)—For children, axial length and refractive error are associated with high population density and small home size, according to a study published online June 22 in Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics.
Gene mutation linked to retinitis pigmentosa in Southwestern US Hispanic families
Jun 27, 2017
Thirty-six percent of Hispanic families in the U.S. with a common form of retinitis pigmentosa got the disease because they carry a mutation of the arrestin-1 gene, according to a new study from researchers at The University ...