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04 Nov

Sight-threatening Eye Disease on the Rise in Americans 40+, Study Finds

An increasing number of middle-aged Americans are now living with macular degeneration, researchers discover.

28 Sep

Reusing Contact Lenses Ups the Risk of Serious Eye Infection, Study Finds

People who wear reusable soft contact lenses are 4Xs more likely to develop rare, but serious eye infection, researchers find.

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06 Nov
Vision Is Vulnerable With Age: Here's What to Look For

Vision Is Vulnerable With Age: Here's What to Look For

Routine eye checks can help ensure seniors know if they're developing any age-related vision issues.

An expert from Baylor College of Medicine spells out what seniors need to know.

"Don't blame vision issues on just aging eyes. Get your eyes checked out because it ...

04 Nov
Almost 20 Million Older Americans Live With Sight-Robbing Macular Degeneration

Almost 20 Million Older Americans Live With Sight-Robbing Macular Degeneration

In a finding that suggests more Americans than ever are struggling with their sight as they get older, researchers report that nearly 20 million adults have age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Broken down, about 18.3 million people aged 40 and up had an early stage o...

02 Nov
Bad Sleep Might Raise Your Odds for Glaucoma

Bad Sleep Might Raise Your Odds for Glaucoma

Poor sleep may be linked to glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness, new research suggests.

The study drew on a database of more than 400,000 people to explore links between slee...

18 Oct
Not Just for Glasses: Eye Exams Could Save Your Life

Not Just for Glasses: Eye Exams Could Save Your Life

Eyes may be your window to good health.

Patient Barbara Krupar, a 65-year-old Ohio retiree, learned this firsthand.

Krupar made an appointment with her ophthalmologist after experiencing disturbing vision changes.

Dr. Nicole Bajic detected possible early warn...

13 Oct
Gene Therapy Helps Those With Rare Form of Blindness See Better at Night

Gene Therapy Helps Those With Rare Form of Blindness See Better at Night

An experimental gene therapy offers hope for rapid improvement in the night vision of adults who have a congenital form of childhood-onset blindness, researchers report.

In this ongoing...

06 Oct
Another Sports Bonus for Kids: Healthier Eyes

Another Sports Bonus for Kids: Healthier Eyes

Sometimes allergies can lead to pink, irritated eyes. But allergic conjunctivitis, or "pink eye" may have a simple fix: physical fitness.

That's the concl...

05 Oct
Half of Cases of Childhood Blindness in U.S. Didn't Have to Happen

Half of Cases of Childhood Blindness in U.S. Didn't Have to Happen

More than half of sightless children in the United States did not have to lose their vision, according to a new study.

The findings suggest the need to prioritize addressing preventable vision loss in all children in America, said study co-author Dr. Scott Lambert, a pro...

27 Sep
Eye Strain at Work? Try the 20-20-20 Rule for Relief

Eye Strain at Work? Try the 20-20-20 Rule for Relief

Staring at a computer screen endlessly can lead to dry, irritated, tired eyes and headaches.

But there's a quick fix.

Just look away from the screen every 20 minutes. Do this for at least 20 seconds, and look about 20 feet in the distance.

Experts have sugges...

25 Sep
Reusing Contact Lenses Raises Odds for Rare Eye Infection

Reusing Contact Lenses Raises Odds for Rare Eye Infection

Although wearing reusable contact lenses is generally safe, it can be associated with a greater risk of a rare eye infection, new British research shows.

In the study, people who wore reusable contact lenses were nearly four times more likely to develop the infection ca...

23 Sep
Vision Damage May Begin Long Before Type 2 Diabetes Is Diagnosed

Vision Damage May Begin Long Before Type 2 Diabetes Is Diagnosed

Nerve damage is a common side effect of type 2 diabetes and it might start in the eyes long before the condition is ever diagnosed, new research suggests.

In this study, scientists used neuropathy, or ne...

20 Sep
Take Care When Handling, Storing Your Contact Lenses

Take Care When Handling, Storing Your Contact Lenses

Contact lenses can be indispensable for those with poor vision, but if they aren't properly cleaned and stored you run the risk of serious eye infections, ...

09 Aug
8/12 -- Bioengineered Pig Skin Is Turned Into Corneas, Restoring Patients' Sight

8/12 -- Bioengineered Pig Skin Is Turned Into Corneas, Restoring Patients' Sight

Farmyard pigs could be the key to restoring sight in people who have lost their vision due to a damaged cornea, a new study reports.

Collagen drawn from pig's skin is being used to create an experimental implant that mimics the human

09 Aug
B 8/9 -- Ashton Kutcher 'Lucky to Be Alive' After Battle With Vasculitis

B 8/9 -- Ashton Kutcher 'Lucky to Be Alive' After Battle With Vasculitis

TUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) --- Actor Ashton Kutcher is opening up about dealing with a rare condition called vasculitis that for a time left him seriously disabled.

In an episode of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge,” airing Aug. 14 on Nationa...

26 Jul
Black Patients More Likely to Lose Vision After Glaucoma Diagnosis

Black Patients More Likely to Lose Vision After Glaucoma Diagnosis

Black patients should start screening early for glaucoma, because they have a high risk of vision loss caused by elevated pressure levels inside the eye, researchers say.

A team from New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai found that African heritage was an indepen...

19 Jul
Paintball Guns Are Being Used to Harm - And Blinding Victims

Paintball Guns Are Being Used to Harm - And Blinding Victims

When a paintball bursts out of a CO2-powered gun, it can travel nearly 300 feet per second.

Pointed in the direction of a face, that paintball - meant to be used in certain jobs or for entertainment while wearing protective gear - can cause devastating

18 Jul
Half of Parents Don't Realize Impact of Screens on Kids' Vision

Half of Parents Don't Realize Impact of Screens on Kids' Vision

Most parents are overlooking simple steps to protect their kids' eyes from overexposure to electronic screens, a new nationwide poll shows.

One in 7 respondents said their 3- to 18-year-olds haven't had a vision test in two years. Yet half of respondents acknowledged tha...

15 Jul
'Stepped' Approach to Treating Diabetic Eye Disease May Be Best

'Stepped' Approach to Treating Diabetic Eye Disease May Be Best

An off-brand medication for diabetic macular edema might prove just as effective in early treatment as its more expensive alternative, potentially saving patients thousands of dollars, new r...

29 Jun
Vision Issues Could Raise Odds for Dementia

Vision Issues Could Raise Odds for Dementia

Untreated vision loss may put an older adult at an increased risk for dementia, though it's not clear why, according to a new study.

Researchers found that the likelihood of having some form of cognitive impairment was 137% higher in seniors who had trouble seeing than i...

20 May
Could Eye Trouble Bring Lower Scores on Seniors' Thinking Tests?

Could Eye Trouble Bring Lower Scores on Seniors' Thinking Tests?

Poor eyesight makes it harder to read and easier to trip. But it can also lead to a misdiagnosis of mild mental decline in older people, according to a new, small study.

That can happen if someone's thinking abilities are assessed using vision-dependent tests, researcher...

15 Apr
Threatening Eye Condition Rare After COVID Infection

Threatening Eye Condition Rare After COVID Infection

As doctors learn more about COVID-19 infection, they are finding that in rare cases, it appears tied to a disturbing eye condition.

07 Apr
Could Viagra, Cialis Raise Men's Odds for Eye Trouble?

Could Viagra, Cialis Raise Men's Odds for Eye Trouble?

Men, you may be thinking mostly about your performance in the bedroom when you take drugs like Viagra and Cialis, but you might want to be on the lookout for vision problems that can crop up once you start taking them.

In a new study, taking

03 Apr
When Diabetes Strikes, Eye Exams Can Save Your Sight

When Diabetes Strikes, Eye Exams Can Save Your Sight

Could an annual eye exam save your sight if you have diabetes? Most definitely, one vision expert says.

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14 Mar
Could Depression Make Dry Eye Worse?

Could Depression Make Dry Eye Worse?

When people have both chronic dry eye and depression, their eye symptoms may be worse, a new study finds.

Researchers said the exact nature of the link is not clear: Does depression affect the severity of

05 Mar
Lifestyle Factors Key to Keeping Good Vision With Age

Lifestyle Factors Key to Keeping Good Vision With Age

Keeping your drinking and your weight in check can help protect your sight as you age, experts say.

Moderate to heavy drinking is associated with a higher risk of a sight-threatening condition called age-related macular degeneration (AMD). A poor diet and excess weight c...

07 Feb
Exercise Might Help Relieve 'Dry Eye'

Exercise Might Help Relieve 'Dry Eye'

Got dry, itchy eyes?

Working out might help, a new study suggests.

"Instead of having to use eye drops or other alternative treatments, our study aimed to determi...

06 Feb
Macular Degeneration Can Rob You of Sight: Know the Signs

Macular Degeneration Can Rob You of Sight: Know the Signs

Early diagnosis and care can often stop the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans, the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) says.

As part of AMD Awareness Month in February, the societ...

24 Jan
Some Patients With Macular Degeneration Could Stop Monthly Eye Injections

Some Patients With Macular Degeneration Could Stop Monthly Eye Injections

Injection medications can save the vision of older people with macular degeneration, but the ongoing regimen is taxing. Now a preliminary study raises the possibility that some patients can safely be "weaned off" the treatment.

Researchers found that of just over 100 pat...

10 Jan
Want to Avoid Glaucoma? Look at What You Eat

Want to Avoid Glaucoma? Look at What You Eat

Eat right to protect your sight.

That's the advice of the Glaucoma Research Foundation, which offers its recipe for healthier eyes.

Glaucoma is grou...

09 Dec
Risk of Vision Trouble Rises in Children With Type 2 Diabetes

Risk of Vision Trouble Rises in Children With Type 2 Diabetes

A condition called "diabetic retinopathy" often threatens the vision of adults with diabetes, but new research suggests that kids with type 2 diabetes may be particularly vulnerable to the vision-robbing complication.

In fact, these kids were nearly twice as likely to de...

29 Nov
Red Light in Morning May Protect Fading Eyesight: Study

Red Light in Morning May Protect Fading Eyesight: Study

A weekly dose of deep red light in the morning may protect fading eyesight as people age, U.K. researchers say.

"Using a simple LED device once a week recharges the energy system that has declined in the retina cells, rather like recharging a battery," according to Glen ...

03 Nov
Have Diabetes? Here's How to Save Your Sight

Have Diabetes? Here's How to Save Your Sight

Managing your diabetes can be tough, but your eyes might thank you for it.

Diabetic retinopathy is a diabetes complication that damages the retina's blood vessels, often resulting in vision loss and blindness. The condition occurs in more than half of people with diabete...

27 Oct
Vision Troubles Could Raise Midlife Depression Risk for Women

Vision Troubles Could Raise Midlife Depression Risk for Women

Midlife vision problems could increase women's risk of depression, new research suggests.

Rates of eye problems and depression rise during midlife, but knowledge about how vision affects depression at that time has been limited. The new study identified a significant lin...

26 Oct
Cataracts Tied to Higher Odds of Death From Heart Disease

Cataracts Tied to Higher Odds of Death From Heart Disease

Cataracts, a common eye disorder that often comes with age, may also be linked to a heightened risk of death from heart disease, new research shows.

Experts stressed that the finding doesn't mean that cataracts somehow cause heart trouble, and the study wasn't designed t...

20 Oct
New Device Might Spot 'Lazy Eye' in Kids Earlier

New Device Might Spot 'Lazy Eye' in Kids Earlier

The answer to helping kids with "lazy eye" before it's too late could be a hand-held screening device, a new study suggests.

Amblyopia can't be treated with glasses or contact lenses after a child's vision reaches maturity, and without treatment, it can lead to poor scho...

16 Sep
Robotics Bring the White Cane Into the 21st Century

Robotics Bring the White Cane Into the 21st Century

The "white cane" that many blind people rely on for navigating the world hasn't been upgraded in a century, but researchers are reporting progress on a "robo-cane" they hope will modernize the assistive device.

The prototype cane is equipped with a color 3D camera, senso...

10 Sep
Getting Kids Eyeglasses Boosts School Grades: Study

Getting Kids Eyeglasses Boosts School Grades: Study

New glasses are helping kids in Baltimore see more success in school.

A three-year clinical study found that students who got new eyeglasses through a school-based program had higher reading and math test scores.

"The glasses offered the biggest benefit to the very...

18 Aug
Diabetes in Pregnancy Tied to Eye Issues in Kids

Diabetes in Pregnancy Tied to Eye Issues in Kids

Children whose mothers had diabetes during pregnancy are at increased risk for severe forms of common eye problems such as far- and near-sightedness and astigmatism, a long-term study suggests.

Collectively, they're known as refractive errors, conditions in which the eye...

31 Jul
All Sunglasses Not Equal When it Comes to Eye Protection

All Sunglasses Not Equal When it Comes to Eye Protection

Sunglasses are often considered a fashion statement, but one expert says the style you choose is less important than picking a pair of shades that best protect your eyes from the sun's damaging rays.

"Wearing sunglasses without 100% UV protection is actually a serious he...

29 Jul
Type 2 Diabetes in Teens Can Bring Dangerous Complications in 20s

Type 2 Diabetes in Teens Can Bring Dangerous Complications in 20s

Children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes face a high likelihood of developing complications before age 30, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that among 500 children and teenagers with type 2 diabetes, 60% developed at least one complication over the next 15 years --...

16 Jul
A Better Test to Help Spot Glaucoma?

A Better Test to Help Spot Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss in older people, and early detection can bring better treatment. Now, researchers in Australia say their experimental genetic test for glaucoma can identify 15 times more people at high risk for the disease compared to a current gene...

13 Jun
Cataracts: Common, and Easy to Treat

Cataracts: Common, and Easy to Treat

Many aging Americans can have their vision dimmed by cataracts, but the good news is that they're easily treated, one expert says.

By age 80, half of Americans either have cataracts or have had surgery to remove them, according to Dr. Waid Blackstone, an ophthalmologist ...

07 Jun
Too Much Caffeine Might Raise Your Odds for Glaucoma

Too Much Caffeine Might Raise Your Odds for Glaucoma

That third or fourth cup of coffee may do more than make your heart race: New research suggests it could significantly increase your risk of glaucoma if you're genetically predisposed to the eye disease.

The study included more than 120,000 British people, aged 39 to 73,...

24 May
Man Blind for 40 Years Regains Some Sight Through Gene Therapy

Man Blind for 40 Years Regains Some Sight Through Gene Therapy

Doctors for the first time have used a form of gene therapy to restore partial vision in a blind person, according to findings announced Monday.

The research team genetically altered retinal ganglion cells to become light-sensitive in a man whose vision was destroyed by ...

13 May
Weight-Loss Surgery Might Also Help Prevent Cataracts

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Also Help Prevent Cataracts

Weight-loss surgery can trim waistlines, and new research suggests it could also protect aging eyes.

The study found that after bariatric (weight-loss) surgery, a person's odds for cataracts can drop significantly, especially among younger patients.

Why might ...

01 May
5 Steps to Protect Young Athletes' Eyes

5 Steps to Protect Young Athletes' Eyes

As children begin to return to their favorite sports, parents need to ensure that their youngsters use protective eyewear, a leading group of eye specialists says.

Nearly 30,000 people suffer sports-related eye injuries every year in the United States, but 90% of emergen...

20 Apr
New Hope Against a Rare but Incurable Eye Cancer

New Hope Against a Rare but Incurable Eye Cancer

A cutting-edge experimental drug cuts nearly in half the risk of death among patients with a rare but aggressive cancer of the eye, new clinical trial data show.

Tebentafusp has now become the first drug shown to improve overall survival in patients with uveal melanoma, ...

07 Apr
Diminished Hearing, Vision Together Could Be Risk Factor for Dementia

Diminished Hearing, Vision Together Could Be Risk Factor for Dementia

A combination of hearing and vision loss is tied to an increased risk of mental decline and dementia, but having just one of those impairments isn't connected with a higher risk, a new South Korean study finds.

It's not clear why a diminishing of both senses, but not ju...

01 Apr
Could a Few Glasses of Wine Per Week Help Ward Off Cataracts?

Could a Few Glasses of Wine Per Week Help Ward Off Cataracts?

Cataracts are a threat to the vision of millions, but new study suggests a welcome aid to prevention: wine.

A few glasses of alcohol -- especially red wine -- a week may help reduce your risk of cataract surgery, new British research suggests.

"The fact that our f...

31 Mar
Can a Drug Help Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss?

Can a Drug Help Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss?

The overall eye health of people with diabetes benefits from preventive drug injections directly into the eyeball, but it's too soon to tell whether such treatment will better preserve their vision long-term, new clinical trial results show.

Regular injections of afliber...

31 Mar
Even in a Pandemic, Child Vision Tests Are Crucial

Even in a Pandemic, Child Vision Tests Are Crucial

It's critical for parents to maintain their children's vision checkups during the COVID-19 pandemic, an expert says.

"All children should have their eyes checked by their pediatrician at regular intervals, even if they don't have any symptoms," said Dr. Samantha Feldman,...

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