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Health News - Eye Health/Ophthalmology

Drug-dispensing contact lens effectively lowers eye pressure in glaucoma model
A contact lens designed to deliver medication gradually to the eye could improve outcomes for patients with conditions requiring treatment with eye drops, which are often imprecise and difficult to... (Medical News Today)

'Internal astigmatism' doesn't compensate for changes in the eye over time
For people with nearsightedness (myopia), the lens doesn't compensate for growth or other changes in the structure of the eye, according to a long-term follow-up study in the September issue of... (Medical News Today)

New test needed to assess the quality and safety of sunglasses
Revision of standards is needed to test sunglasses quality and establish safe limits for the lenses' UV filters, according to research published in the open access journal Biomedical Engineering... (Medical News Today)

Diabetes-related vision loss growing worldwide
The number of people worldwide with vision loss from diabetic retinopathy is rising, representing an increasing proportion of the blind and sight-impaired. (Medical News Today)

Artificial retinas: Promising leads towards clearer vision
A major therapeutic challenge, the retinal prostheses that have been under development during the past ten years can enable some blind subjects to perceive light signals, but the image thus... (Medical News Today)

Researchers find new role for cannabinoids in vision
A multidisciplinary team including researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute has improved our understanding of how cannabinoids, the active agent in marijuana, affect vision in... (Medical News Today)

Fighting the stigma of albinism
People with albinism face major health problems, including skin cancer, involuntary eye movements, and poor eyesight. (Medical News Today)

Increased eye cancer risk linked to pigmentation genes that dictate eye color
New research identifies genetic mechanisms behind rare form of melanoma are also associated with genetic risk for skin melanoma. (Medical News Today)

Why Are My Eyes Yellow?
Learn all about the causes of yellow eyes in newborns, older children, and adults. This article looks at why these groups of people might develop jaundice. (Medical News Today)

Improper care of contact lenses can cause serious eye infections
Contact lens wearers can take simple steps to prevent infections and damage. (Medical News Today)

TSRI scientists find potential treatment for 'painful blindness' form of dry eye
A new study in animal models, led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), suggests that the eye's lacrimal glands can be repaired by injecting a kind of regenerative "progenitor"... (Medical News Today)

Greater intake of dietary omega-3 fatty acids associated with lower risk of diabetic retinopathy among individuals with type 2 diabetes
In middle-aged and older individuals with type 2 diabetes, intake of at least 500 mg/d of dietary long-chain ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, easily achievable with 2 weekly servings of oily fish... (Medical News Today)

Eye test may detect Parkinson's before symptoms appear
A new low-cost and non-invasive eye test could detect Parkinson's disease before symptoms including tremors and muscle stiffness develop, according to new research in rats led by scientists at UCL. (Medical News Today)

Steroid treatment in very low birth weight infants may contribute to vision problems
Modest but significantly increased risk of retinopathy in very premature infants is associated with steroid treatment, according to a new study published in the Journal of AAPOS. (Medical News Today)

High expression of short gene appears to contribute to destructive eye pressures in glaucoma
Scientists have found a variation of the miR-182 gene in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma that results in this overexpression, said Dr. (Medical News Today)

Sedentary behavior associated with diabetic retinopath
In a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology, Paul D. Loprinzi, Ph.D., of the University of Mississippi, University, Miss. (Medical News Today)

Alcohol abuse drug can be repurposed to treat a blinding disorder
New research from University College London, Moorfields Eye Hospital and Duke University School of Medicine has identified a gene that drives scarring, together with a rapidly translatable therapy... (Medical News Today)

Dangerous chemical eye burns common in young children
Despite long held belief that problem was confined to adult workers, toddlers appear to be at great risk. (Medical News Today)

Handheld device takes high-resolution images of children's retinas
Engineers and physicians at Duke University have developed a handheld device capable of capturing images of a retina with cellular resolution. (Medical News Today)

Even mild vision impairment has influence on quality of life
In a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology, Phillippa M. Cumberland, M.Sc., and Jugnoo S. Rahi, Ph.D., F.R.C.Ophth. (Medical News Today)

Gene therapy in a droplet could treat eye diseases, prevent blindness
Eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration are among the leading causes of irreversible vision loss and blindness worldwide. (Medical News Today)

Study in mice suggests stem cells could ward off glaucoma
Treatment would use cells harvested from patient's skin.An infusion of stem cells could help restore proper drainage for fluid-clogged eyes at risk for glaucoma. (Medical News Today)

Can alternatives to corticosteroids be effective therapies against neuromyelitis optics?
A review article published on June 20th in the journal Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation led by Jun Guo of Tangdu Hospital at The Fourth Military Medical University in Shaanxi, China discusses... (Medical News Today)

Why apnea patients are prone to suffer from glaucoma
Scientists at Hokkaido University have successfully measured the eye pressure of sleeping patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome for the first time, finding an unexpected correlation with... (Medical News Today)

Model helps identify drugs to treat cat eye infections
It's a problem veterinarians see all the time, but there are few treatments. (Medical News Today)

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