Ophthalmology Articles & Stories

To Reduce Risk of Impaired Vision, Quit Smoking

To Reduce Risk of Impaired Vision, Quit Smoking

In a comprehensive study of Swedish men, additional evidence has emerged of the smoking link to cataract development in the eye, with smoking 15 cigarettes a day increasing the risk of requiring a cataract operation by 42%, compared with individuals who have never smoked. Read More


Glaucoma Drugs Can Delivered Via Contact Lenses for a Month

Glaucoma Drugs Can Delivered Via Contact Lenses for a Month

Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, have engineered a contact lens that could deliver controlled amounts of medicine directly into the eyes of glaucoma patients continuously for up to a month. The study authors believe their contact lenses could replace eye drops as the stand... Read More


Improving Cataract Surgery Results through Evaluation of Patient Centric Outcomes

Improving Cataract Surgery Results through Evaluation of Patient Centric Outcomes

Cataract surgery can be seen as successful from a clinical perspective yet have poor outcomes from the point of view of the patient. This is according to a study appearing in the journal Optometry and Vision Science. It claims that utilizing well-designed and validated tools to examine patien... Read More


Researchers Working To End Vision Loss in Diabetic Patients

Researchers Working To End Vision Loss in Diabetic Patients

It's often seen as a vicious cycle that steals away the vision of those with diabetes. The hallmark high glucose levels associated with the disease can lead to inflammation that creates even more free radicals, eventually leading to vision loss. In addition the body's endogenous system that is... Read More


Stem Cell Success in Lab may Yield Future Blindness Cure

Stem Cell Success in Lab may Yield Future Blindness Cure

Researchers are now one step closer to finding the cure for blindness, following their first successful transplantation of light-sensitive photoreceptor cells from a synthetic retina that was grown in a lab using embryonic stem cells. This is according to a study conducted by University of Col... Read More


Gene Therapy for Blinding Eye Conditions Improves with Engineered Virus

Gene Therapy for Blinding Eye Conditions Improves with Engineered Virus

An easier and more effective method for inserting genes into eyeballs that could significantly improve gene therapy for eyesight restoration has been developed by University of California, Berkeley Researchers. This new approach may aid patients with blinding inherited conditions such retiniti... Read More


Teen's Vision Saved with Pioneering Laser Surgery

Teen's Vision Saved with Pioneering Laser Surgery

Eye surgeons in the UK have saved the vision of a 16-year-old boy by employing a laser treatment inspired by "tongue and groove" floor boards. James Bowden was facing blindness after suffering from an eye disease known as Keratoconus, which occurs when the eye's cornea becomes cone-shaped as a... Read More


The Blind May Find Hope in Device that Transforms Sounds into Images

The Blind May Find Hope in Device that Transforms Sounds into Images

An instrument that trains the brain to transform sounds into images could be employed as alternative to invasive treatment for blind and partially-sighted individuals. Read More


'Preferred Retinal Location' Benefits Older Patients with Central Vision Loss

'Preferred Retinal Location' Benefits Older Patients with Central Vision Loss

Perceptual learning techniques may be a helpful new approach in rehabilitating patients suffering from central vision loss - taking advantage of visual plasticity that continues even through old age, according to a special article published in Optometry and Vision Science. Read More


Those with Poor Vision Suffer From Diminished Balance

Those with Poor Vision Suffer From Diminished Balance

Researchers from UC Davis Health System Eye Center has discovered that individuals with impaired vision and those with an uncorrected refractive error - those who benefit from glasses to achieve normal vision but don't wear glasses - suffer from a much higher risk of diminished balance with th... Read More


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