Researchers have discovered a new gene for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a group of inherited diseases that result in degeneration of the eye's retina.
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Glaucoma causes blindness by killing retinal ganglion cells, the cells that make up the optic nerve.
This discovery might provide food for thought for scientists looking for ways of treating visual loss.
Eye and neurological problems are common in premature infants, but little is known about the effects of prematurity on visual acuity, the sharpness or clarity of vision.
Airline pilots have an increased risk of nuclear cataracts, common type of cataract, associated with aging, compared with non pilots.
Gene's Discovery Could Lead To Test For and Help Prevent A Leading Cause of Blindness In The Elderly
Researchers have discovered a gene linked to age related maculopathy (ARM), the leading cause of untreatable blindness in the elderly.
Two studies seem to resolve the dispute on the role of melanin in the eye and suggest a new way to prevent a common cause of blindness.
Specially trained nurses and lay people performed effectively when using certain vision screening tests to identify preschoolers with vision disorders.
With the elderly population steadily growing, the burden related to this loss of visual function (AMD) will increase.
While sunglasses are a fashion statement, more people are realizing the critical role of sunglasses in protecting the eyes from harmful exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Current laser treatments for diabetic eye diseases may help prevent severe vision loss, but side effects of treatment may include reduction in peripheral vision or night vision.
Eye diseases and conditions leading to vision loss increase significantly with age, and the number of people with vision loss is expected to rise as the population grows older.
As we age, most of us experience problems with our vision. During eye exam AMD checking is advised for people over 55.
Protect you eyes and vision as summer rolls and you head outside to participate in outdoor sports.
Some children aged seven to 17 who had previously been thought too old to benefit from treatment for amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, showed improvement after treatment in a clinical trial.
There may be a quality problem with the eye care these seniors received.
AMD is an eye disease that may lead to central vision loss and afflicts an estimated 500,000 people worldwide each year.
Premature infants at highest risk for severe vision loss caused by retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) retain better vision when treatment is administered at an earlier stage of severe disease.
The disease affects the central part of the retina and results in loss of central vision needed for such activities as reading and driving.
To save vision and prevent blindness do not delay medical attention. If injured, do not rub the eye. If any eye tissue is torn, rubbing might push out the eye's contents and cause more damage.
A family of genes long known to be integral to the immune system also plays a role in vision, perhaps preventing certain blinding diseases.