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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

Anti-Cholesterol Drugs May Aid in Avoiding AMD Vision Loss

Anti-Cholesterol Drugs May Aid in Avoiding AMD Vision Loss Recent research that links the causes of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with blocked arteries suggests that anti-cholesterol drugs may prevent the eye disease, the leading cause of blindness amongst elderly individuals in the U.S. The study is published in the journal Cell Metabolism a... Read More

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Risk Linked to Regular Aspirin Use

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Risk Linked to Regular Aspirin Use Individuals who take aspirin on a regular basis over a long-term period may have an elevated risk of developing age-related macular degeneration %u2013 the main source of blindness among seniors. This is according to research from the University of Sydney and reported in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More

Electronic Eye Implant May Restore Vision to the Blind

Electronic Eye Implant May Restore Vision to the Blind Promising early results have demonstrated that blind patients were able to restore their vision with a sub-retinal microchip, according to the first part of the second clinical trial for the device taking place in Germany. Published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society, the study examined p... Read More

Incurable Form of Blindness May Be Improved with Gene Therapy

Incurable Form of Blindness May Be Improved with Gene Therapy Researchers at the University of Oxford in the UK have restored some vision in individuals who have a degenerative eye condition by replacing a defective gene in their retinas with a functional version of the same gene. The study findings were published in The Lancet. Read More

Macular Degeneration Risk Greater for Elderly Aspirin Users

Macular Degeneration Risk Greater for Elderly Aspirin Users Elderly individuals who use aspirin see a significantly greater risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to research published in JAMA. Macular degeneration is an eye condition that primarily impacts the elderly and results in a progressive loss of vision. The condition occurs... Read More

Higher Prevalence of Diabetes Tied to Vision Impairment Increase

Higher Prevalence of Diabetes Tied to Vision Impairment Increase Nonrefractive visual impairment, or not a result of needing glasses, has risen significantly amongst Americans in recent years. Researchers believe that the higher incidence of diabetes may be to blame. The findings, published in JAMA, came from a study conducted by Johns Hopkins University of... Read More

Glaucoma Treatment Hope Found in Stem Cells

Glaucoma Treatment Hope Found in Stem Cells Recent research on stem cells offers new hope for an effective treatment for glaucoma, potentially helping millions of individuals afflicted by the condition. Glaucoma is responsible for most of the irreversible blindness in today's world. It is a destructive, progressive condition which resu... Read More

New Breakthrough Can Help Prevent Blindness

New Breakthrough Can Help Prevent Blindness Certain kinds of cells, known as corneal limbal stromal cells, have been identified in the eye, which could lead to a new treatment to cure blinding eye conditions. Published in the British Journal for Opthalmology, a team of researchers from the University of Southhampton discovered that thes... Read More

The Association between Cataracts and Smoking

The Association between Cataracts and Smoking It's widely known that cigarette smoking is a major risk factor for a variety of diseases. Now, scientists have found evidence linking smoking to an increased risk of age-related cataract, the main cause of blindness and vision loss in the world. Read More

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