People who qualify for Medicare and whose eyesight has significantly declined due to macular degeneration, diabetes or certain other conditions can now get up to 9 hours of vision rehabilitation through a new Medicare project.
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Among the estimated 34 million contact lens wearers in the United States, microbial keratitis (corneal infection) is a rare but serious complication that may lead to permanent vision loss or the need for corneal transplantation.
Georgia Tech researchers are developing a wearable computing system called the System for Wearable Audio Navigation (SWAN) designed to help the visually impaired, firefighters, soldiers and others navigate their way in unknown territory, particularly when vision is obstructed or impaired.
Eye diseases such as glaucoma can alter people's ability to accurately see colour and studying brain activity could be a useful way to diagnose and monitor diseases and conditions that affect colour vision pathways in the brain.
A perfect score on a school eye exam doesn't rate 20/20.
The risk of the vision disorder age related macular degeneration is significantly increased by the combination of a certain genetic variation, along with inflammatory factors and smoking.
Type 2 diabetes is associated with primary open angle glaucoma.
Postmenopausal hormone therapy does not appear to increase or decrease the overall risk of AMD among women.
People under 50 should have an eye exam every two to three years.
The use of statins is linked with a lower incidence of nuclear cataract, the most common type of age related cataract.
Fusarium, the fungus implicated in recent eye infections among soft contact lens wearers, is associated with an increasing number of cases of keratitis (corneal swelling and inflammation).
UF finding could lead to approaches to treat macular degeneration.
Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss in older adults and a person's risk may partly depend upon diet.
In the developing eye, retinal neural stem cells differentiate to form the neurons of the adult eye and form the optic nerve.
Most people who are visually impaired could see better If they had the proper eyeglasses or contact lenses.
in the development of the retina the role of several key genes are discovered, leading to an understanding how to prevent or cure the potentially deadly eye cancer retinoblastoma.
Acute bacterial conjunctivitis is an infection which causes the eyes to become inflamed and red.
LASIK surgery patients tend to recover their vision faster than PRK patients, which may be part of the reason their number has grown rapidly since the late 1990s
Although most ophthalmologists no longer use eye patches for minor corneal injuries, some general physicians and emergency room physicians may still be doing so.
As age increases, so does the number of women who suffer from glasses related injuries.