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A new study of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disease that affects more than nine million Americans, will pave the way for the biopharmaceutical industry to develop better treatments and cures.
A novel silicone hydrogel material could help keep contact lens wearers from discarding their contacts due to discomfort caused by feelings of dryness.
Aton Pharma has launched an expanded, comprehensive distribution program that incorporates sampling, reimbursement assistance and patient education resources, for the dry eye medication Lacrisert.
Cataract surgery involves removing a clouded natural lens from inside the eye and replacing it with a plastic one.
Blinking frequently and doing a few simple eye exercises can keep your eyes healthy and improve your vision.Blinking frequently and doing a few simple eye exercises can keep your eyes healthy and improve your vision, says Dr. Ben Kim, editor of the popular health website drbenkim.com.
You can support the health of your eyes and improve your vision by adopting the following exercises into your daily routine, Dr. Kim says:
Contact lenses purchased over Internet may place individuals at risk for harmful eyecare practices.
Among those behind the wheel will be some of the 11 million Americans with uncorrected vision problems.
Scientists have discovered a simple and inexpensive way for patients with retinal and other eye disease to keep track of changes in their vision loss.
Scientists at UCL have developed a more reliable test for detecting vision loss in people with age-related macular disease (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in the UK and US.
Scientists from the Universities of Granada and Murcia have created a pioneering device, known as SERBA (in Spanish, Reconfigurable Electric-Optical System for Low Vision), which improves the vision of sight impaired patients.
ORBIS International and Alcon have produced "VISION for Children," an age-appropriate lesson plan for teachers about eye care and blindness prevention.
Digital Healthcare has won approval from FDA to pre-market its Retasure retinal risk assessment system and its iP technology platform.
Glaucoma is expected to increase among the baby boom generation, particularly among minorities.
Children with amblyopia (commonly known as lazy eye) need only wear an eye patch for three to four hours a day for 12 weeks to improve vision.
The most common eye condition in children is refractive error, which indicates a need for glasses or contact lenses to achieve clear vision.
A combination of two drugs shows promise in treating a rare and therapy-resistant type of melanoma that originates in the eye and spreads to other organs.
Gamma globulin, a type of antibody isolated from blood samples that used to be routinely given to health care workers and international travelers to protect them from infectious diseases, is a highly effective treatment for pinkeye with little apparent toxicity.
Contact lens users should check their cleaning solution to make sure they aren't using a recalled product that could lead to eye damage.