Most ophthalmologists write few opioid prescriptions
Oct 06, 2017
(HealthDay)—Most ophthalmologists write no more than 10 opioid prescriptions annually, with a mean supply per prescription of five days, according to a study published online Oct. 5 in JAMA Ophthalmology.
New drug reduces rate of progression of incurable eye disease
Oct 04, 2017
An international study including researchers from the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) has found a way to slow the progression of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) - one of the most common causes of vision ...
Gene therapy shows promise for reversing blindness
Oct 02, 2017
Most causes of untreatable blindness occur due to loss of the millions of light sensitive photoreceptor cells that line the retina, similar to the pixels in a digital camera.
Radical research raises hopes for eye disease treatment for premature babies
Oct 02, 2017
Ground-breaking research by Monash University scientists has demonstrated the previously unknown existence of a disease-fighting immune cell in the eye and points to potential novel ways of treating eye disorders in premature ...
Eyebank corneal tissue prep may increase infection risk
Oct 01, 2017
(HealthDay)—Donor rim cultures are more likely to have detectable Candida growth in endothelial keratoplasty-processed eyes than for other uses, according to a study published online Sept. 28 in JAMA Ophthalmology.
Supplements don't measurably increase macular pigment density
Sep 29, 2017
(HealthDay)—Dietary supplementation does not lead to measurable increases in macular pigment optical density, according to a study published online Sept. 28 in JAMA Ophthalmology.
Specific vascular flow void in acute macular neuroretinopathy
Sep 29, 2017
(HealthDay)—Patients with acute macular neuroretinopathy (AMN) have areas of inner choroidal vascular flow void on optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA), and these may persist for weeks after symptom onset, according ...
Discovery provides glimmer of hope to prevent blindness
Sep 27, 2017
Macquarie University researchers have discovered that a naturally occurring protein in the body protects the eye from the common eye disease glaucoma, and which is particularly sensitive to oxidation through environmental ...
Why your kids might be able to see better if they play outdoors more often
Sep 26, 2017
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
Sep 25, 2017
(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.