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Eye and Vision
Middle-aged men and women with a history of migraine and other headaches are more likely to have retinopathy, damage to the retina of the eye which can lead to severe vision problems or blindness, than those without a history of headaches.
For eliminating glasses and contacts for long-distance vision, the popular LASIK procedure is preferred.
A study including oral antioxidant and omega-3 supplement for dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration found that 76.7% of subjects receiving the nutritional supplement demonstrated stabilization or improvement of Best Corrected Visual Acuity over a six-month period.
Survey shows an extraordinary lack of understanding of the mid-life vision condition called "presbyopia."
BioElectronics announces that its specially designed eye mask for placement of ActiPatch Therapy after blepharoplasty surgery is now available.
Baxter announced availability of HYLENEX recombinant (hyaluronidase human injection) for the ophthalmology market for use in enhancing the absorption and dispersion of other injected drugs.
Daily-wear silicone hydrogel contact lenses can improve comfort significantly versus hydrogel lenses in most surroundings.
Researchers have found genes that increase the risk a disease called macular degeneration will advance to blindness.
Certain children who wear a special kind of no-line bifocal lenses show signs of slower progression of myopia than those who wear more conventional lenses.
Low vision is vision loss that cannot be corrected with traditional eyeglasses, contact lenses, intraocular lens implants, medical treatment or corrective surgery.
The findings may provide a new target to treat the disease, which can damage the tissue behind the eyes and cause them to bulge painfully from their sockets.
Persons affected by glaucoma are over three times more likely to have been involved in falls and motor vehicle accidents than persons of the same age without the condition.
Blind patients are a step closer to perhaps one day regaining some of their sight. Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC), Doheny Eye Institute, announced today the next step in their efforts to advance technology that will hopefully help patients with retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration regain some vision using an implanted artificial retina.
Genetic testing for eye disease is providing vital information about complex retinal diseases.
The independent sector treatment centre (ISTC) scheme for NHS cataract services was an expensive over reaction to the need to increase rates of cataract surgery.
Government launches toolkit for commissioning eye care services.
A respiratory pathogen common in newborns may be passed on to the lungs following initial infection in the eye.
It's no secret why we shed tears. But exactly what our tears are made of has remained a mystery to scientists.
The embryonic selection of sex is the only recourse open in order to avoid male children suffering from the disease with the consequent possibility of going blind.