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Doctors Use iPads to Treat 'Lazy Eye,' With Mixed Results

Doctors Use iPads to Treat 'Lazy Eye,' With Mixed Results0

Some Primates Have Vision Troubles as They Age

Some Primates Have Vision Troubles as They Age0

Paintball Causes Many Vision-Robbing Eye Injuries

Paintball Causes Many Vision-Robbing Eye Injuries0

Health Tip: Are Your Screens Causing Eye Strain?

Health Tip: Are Your Screens Causing Eye Strain?0

Mediterranean Diet, Caffeine May Be Good for Your Eyes

Mediterranean Diet, Caffeine May Be Good for Your Eyes0

Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Corneal Abrasion

Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Corneal Abrasion0

Undiagnosed Eye Problems Pose Risks for Migrant Farm Workers

Undiagnosed Eye Problems Pose Risks for Migrant Farm Workers0

Health Tip: Remember Eye Protection at Work

Health Tip: Remember Eye Protection at Work0

Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

Subconjunctival Hemorrhage0

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Stem Cells Transplanted in Monkeys Without Anti-Rejection Drugs

Stem Cells Transplanted in Monkeys Without Anti-Rejection Drugs0

THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report they have successfully transplanted reprogrammed monkey stem cells into the eyes of other monkeys without the need for anti-rejection drugs. The techniques used in this study have ...

Immune-Based Drug May Ease Chronic Eye Condition

Immune-Based Drug May Ease Chronic Eye Condition0

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic eye inflammation known as uveitis may be able to keep the condition at bay with the immune-suppressing drug Humira (adalimumab), a new study finds. "Humira doesn't cure uveitis, ...

Contacts May One Day Be Used to Deliver Glaucoma Medication

Contacts May One Day Be Used to Deliver Glaucoma Medication0

TUESDAY, Aug. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A special type of contact lens has been designed to gradually deliver medication to the eye, researchers report. This kind of contact lens could help people who have a hard time using eye drops to ...

Take Special Care With Hydrogen Peroxide Contact Lens Solution

Take Special Care With Hydrogen Peroxide Contact Lens Solution0

FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you use a contact lens solution with hydrogen peroxide, you need to follow certain steps for safe use, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Before choosing a contact lens solution, talk to ...

LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK Eye Surgery0

If you are considering refractive surgery, make sure you: Compare. The levels of risk and benefit vary slightly not only from procedure to procedure, but from device to device depending on the manufacturer, and from surgeon to surgeon depending on ...

Heterochromia Iridis

Heterochromia Iridis0

Heterochromia iridis facts Heterochromia iridis is an uncommon condition in which the two eyes are different in color. Heterochromia iridis may be congenital (present at birth) or acquired. Hereditary heterochromia iridis may be associated with ...

Does Your Child Need Eyeglasses?

Does Your Child Need Eyeglasses?0

FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 80 percent of what kids learn in their first 12 years is through their vision. Your back-to-school checklist should include making sure your child's eyesight is OK, an eye expert says. "Glasses ...

Improper Use of Contact Lenses Can Trigger Serious Eye Damage, CDC Says

Improper Use of Contact Lenses Can Trigger Serious Eye Damage, CDC Says0

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Unsafe use of contact lenses -- such as sleeping with them in place or using the same pair for too long -- is triggering serious eye injuries for many Americans, a new report finds. In fact, eye ...

Blindness

Blindness0

The causes of loss of vision are extremely varied and range from conditions affecting the eyes to conditions affecting the visual processing centers in the brain. ...

Health Tip: Poor Vision in One Eye

Health Tip: Poor Vision in One Eye0

(HealthDay News) -- Amblyopia, sometimes called lazy eye, occurs when the brain seems to favor one eye at the expense of the other. This leads to impaired vision in the affected eye. The National Eye Institute mentions these potential ...

Cataracts

Cataracts0

Facts about cataracts Readers Comments 3 Share Your Story A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye. Cataracts are extremely common, and most cataracts are a result of the aging process. Although many cataracts are not ...

Blindness Biggest Fear for Many Americans

Blindness Biggest Fear for Many Americans0

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Blindness is what many Americans fear most, a new survey shows. "These findings underscore the importance of good eyesight to most and that having good vision is key to one's overall sense of ...

Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery0

Cataract surgery facts Early symptoms of cataracts include blurred vision, glare, and difficulty reading. Cataracts will affect most people and become more prominent as we age. Cataracts can be diagnosed when the doctor examines the ...

Vision Trouble Can Dim Life's Prospects

Vision Trouble Can Dim Life's Prospects0

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with vision problems may face a higher risk of unemployment, poverty and mental health problems, a new British study suggests. "Our focus has mostly been on severe visual loss and treating the ...

Cornea Transplants Riskier for Women When They Come From Men?

Cornea Transplants Riskier for Women When They Come From Men?0

FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who undergo a cornea transplant may have a worse outcome if their donor is a man, a new study suggests. Subtle differences between men and women may increase the risk of failure or rejection for ...

Routine Eye Exams See Vision Problems You Miss

Routine Eye Exams See Vision Problems You Miss0

WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Routine eye checkups often pick up unnoticed problems, particularly in older adults, a new study says. "In asymptomatic patients, comprehensive routine optometric eye examinations detect a ...

Xiidra Eyedrops Approved to Treat Dry Eye

Xiidra Eyedrops Approved to Treat Dry Eye0

TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Xiidra (lifitegrast) eyedrops have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat symptoms of dry eye disease, a group of conditions related to insufficient tear production. The ...

Mouse Study Hints at Hope Against Blindness

Mouse Study Hints at Hope Against Blindness0

MONDAY, July 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report they have regenerated parts of damaged optic nerves in a handful of blind mice, a breakthrough that might lead to a human cure for glaucoma and other nerve-related blindness. A ...

polymyxin B sulfate and trimethoprim (Polytrim)

polymyxin B sulfate and trimethoprim (Polytrim)0

PRESCRIPTION: Yes GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes PRESCRIBED FOR: Polymyxin B sulfate/trimethoprim is used for treating bacterial conjunctivitis and blepharoconjunctivitis in the eyes. SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of polymyxin B ...

Doing This at Bedtime Could Temporarily Rob Your Sight

Doing This at Bedtime Could Temporarily Rob Your Sight0

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A short-lived optical sensation can lead some smartphone users to mistakenly believe they've lost sight in one eye, British doctors report. The temporary vision loss can affect people who read their ...

Health Tip: Putting Medicine in Your Eyes

Health Tip: Putting Medicine in Your Eyes0

(HealthDay News) -- You may be wary about applying those new eyedrops prescribed by your doctor. The Cleveland Clinic recommends: Use warm water and soap to wash your hands, then dry with a clean towel. Either grab a mirror or lie down ...

High-Dose Statins May Ease Macular Degeneration for Some

High-Dose Statins May Ease Macular Degeneration for Some0

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs -- medicines such as Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor -- may help people with a common eye disease called macular degeneration, a small study suggests. In the ...

Chickenpox, Shingles Vaccines Linked to Rare Eye Inflammation

Chickenpox, Shingles Vaccines Linked to Rare Eye Inflammation0

MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The vaccine for chickenpox and shingles has been linked to inflammation of the eye's cornea, but the number of such cases is small, a new study says. "Keratitis, or inflammation of the clear layer on ...

Green, Leafy Vegetables Each Day May Help Keep Glaucoma at Bay

Green, Leafy Vegetables Each Day May Help Keep Glaucoma at Bay0

THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating green leafy vegetables daily may decrease the risk of glaucoma -- a serious eye disease -- by 20 percent or more over many years, a new study suggests. "We found those consuming the most green ...

Glaucoma Patients Have False Notions of Pot's Ability to Treat Their Disease: Survey

Glaucoma Patients Have False Notions of Pot's Ability to Treat Their Disease: Survey0

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Glaucoma patients ask for marijuana prescriptions because they have false notions of its effectiveness in treating the eye disease, a new survey has found. And the trend toward legalization of ...

More Computer Time May Be Causing Nearsightedness in U.S. Kids

More Computer Time May Be Causing Nearsightedness in U.S. Kids0

THURSDAY, Dec. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who spend lots of time indoors and on computers and other electronic devices may be raising their risk for nearsightedness, a panel of U.S. ophthalmology experts suggests. The prevalence of ...

dorzolamide, Trusopt

dorzolamide, Trusopt0

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Dorzolamide is an ophthalmic solution (a liquid that is placed in the eyes) that is used for treating glaucoma. It is in a class of drugs called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors which also includes brinzolamide (Azopt). Many ...

Falls, Fights Cause Most Serious Eye Injuries: Study

Falls, Fights Cause Most Serious Eye Injuries: Study0

MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Falls and fights are the leading causes of eye injuries that land people in the hospital, a new study finds. Also, the cost of treating such injuries is going up. The analysis of data from nearly 47,000 ...

Parkinson's Drug Shows Promise Against Macular Degeneration

Parkinson's Drug Shows Promise Against Macular Degeneration0

THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A common Parkinson's disease medication might hold potential for preventing or treating macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in the elderly, new research suggests. At this stage, no ...

Health Tip: Managing Astigmatism

Health Tip: Managing Astigmatism0

(HealthDay News) -- Astigmatism occurs when the eye's cornea becomes abnormally shaped, causing blurry vision. The American Optometric Association suggests these ways to manage the condition: Wearing eyeglasses. Wearing contact ...

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Carrots Do Help Aging Eyes, Study Shows

Carrots Do Help Aging Eyes, Study Shows0

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your parents may have told you, "Eat your carrots, they're good for your eyes," and a new study suggests they were on to something. Pigments called carotenoids -- which give red or orange hues to ...

Americans Get Too Many Tests Before Cataract Surgery, Study Finds

Americans Get Too Many Tests Before Cataract Surgery, Study Finds0

WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older Americans get a lot of unnecessary tests before they undergo cataract surgery, a new study suggests. Experts said the findings highlight an area of wasteful health care spending. Plus, they ...

Brain's Visual Center Similar in Sighted and Those Blind From Birth

Brain's Visual Center Similar in Sighted and Those Blind From Birth0

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The way the brain organizes its visual sense is the same in people who are blind from birth and sighted people, a new study shows. The findings challenge the long-held belief that the brain's visual ...

Calcium Supplements Tied to Macular Degeneration

Calcium Supplements Tied to Macular Degeneration0

By Jenni Laidman April 10, 2015 -- Older people who take more than 800 milligrams of calcium a day are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a condition that causes severe vision loss, ...

brimonidine,  (Alphagan, Alphagan P - Discontinued in the US)

brimonidine, (Alphagan, Alphagan P - Discontinued in the US)0

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Brimonidine is is an ophthalmic solution used for the treatment of one type of glaucoma, open-angle glaucoma. In this type of glaucoma, too much fluid (aqueous humor) is made within the eye and causes high pressures within ...

latanoprost, Xalatan

latanoprost, Xalatan0

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Latanoprost, a derivative of the chemical, prostaglandin F2-alpha, is used for the treatment of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition in which the pressure exerted by the liquid within the eyeball (the aqueous humor) is too ...

Digital Compass Attached to Brain Helps Blind Rats 'See'

Digital Compass Attached to Brain Helps Blind Rats 'See'0

THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research in rats suggests a special compass might one day help blind people navigate their physical environments. Using a head-mounted device, Japanese scientists attached a microstimulator and a ...

Eat Right to Protect Your Sight

Eat Right to Protect Your Sight0

TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A number of nutrients can help keep your eyes healthy, and some may even improve your eyesight, an eye doctor says. It's particularly important to eat a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, said ...

Health Tip: Develop Healthy Habits for Contact Lenses

Health Tip: Develop Healthy Habits for Contact Lenses0

(HealthDay News) -- Contact lenses can help you see better, but how you handle them can affect your eye health. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests: Always wash hands with soap and water and dry them before handling ...

Sty

Sty0

What is a sty (stye)? Read 24 Stories Share Your Story A sty is a bump that forms on or in the eyelid as the result of a blocked gland. The word sty can also be spelled stye. There are two distinct types of styes: ...

Blindness

Blindness0

Blindness is defined as the state of being sightless. A blind individual is unable to see. In a strict sense the word "blindness" denotes the inability of a person to distinguish darkness from bright light in either eye. The terms blind and blindness ...

Corneal Ulcer

Corneal Ulcer0

Corneal ulcer facts A corneal ulcer is an open sore on the cornea. There are a wide variety of causes of corneal ulcers, including infection, physical and chemical trauma, corneal drying and exposure, and contact lens overwear and ...

Generic Eye Drops for Glaucoma Encourage Greater Use

Generic Eye Drops for Glaucoma Encourage Greater Use0

THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Glaucoma patients are more likely to take medications to treat their eye disease if they're prescribed generic drugs, a new study finds. More than half of Americans with glaucoma do not take their ...

Cataracts

Cataracts0

Facts about cataracts Read 2 Stories Share Your Story A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye. Cataracts are extremely common, and most cataracts are a result of the aging process. Although many cataracts are not significant enough to ...

Uveitis

Uveitis0

What is uveitis? Uveitis is inflammation of the 'uvea' of the eye. The uvea is made up of three parts. The first part is the iris, which is the colored ring of tissue you can see in the mirror. The dark hole in the middle of the iris is the ...

Heterochromia Iridis

Heterochromia Iridis0

Heterochromia iridis facts Heterochromia iridis is an uncommon condition in which the two eyes are different in color. Heterochromia iridis may be congenital (present at birth) or acquired. Hereditary heterochromia iridis may be associated with ...

Glaucoma

Glaucoma0

Glaucoma is a disease of the major nerve of vision, called the optic nerve. The optic nerve receives light-generated nerve impulses from the retina and transmits these to the brain, where we recognize those electrical signals as vision. Glaucoma is ...

Blepharitis

Blepharitis0

Blepharitis facts Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelids. Signs and symptoms of blepharitis include red, irritated, itchy eyelids, and the formation of dandruff-like scales on the eyelashes. The cause of most cases of blepharitis is a ...

Health Tip: Have Your Child's Eyes Checked

Health Tip: Have Your Child's Eyes Checked0

(HealthDay News) -- An annual vision exam is a good idea for children, starting in infancy. Kids at increased risk of vision problems may need to get an exam more frequently. The American Optometric Association says risk factors for childhood ...

Some Blind People Use Echolocation to 'See'

Some Blind People Use Echolocation to 'See'0

THURSDAY, Jan. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some people who are blind develop an alternate sense -- called echolocation -- to help them "see," a new study indicates. In addition to relying on their other senses, people who are blind may also use ...

Floaters

Floaters0

What are eye floaters? Read 44 Comments Share Your Story "Eye floaters" are deposits or condensation in the vitreous jelly of the eye. People use the term eye floaters to describe seeing floating spots within their vision when they look ...

Study Supports Benefit of Widely Used Glaucoma Drug

Study Supports Benefit of Widely Used Glaucoma Drug0

THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Prostaglandin analogue eye drops -- a common form of glaucoma drug -- significantly reduce the risk of vision loss in patients with the eye disease, a new study finds. British researchers led by David ...

bimatoprost, Latisse, Lumigan

bimatoprost, Latisse, Lumigan0

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Bimatoprost is a synthetic (man-made) drug that resembles and mimics the effects of natural chemicals (prostaglandins) produced by the body and is used for reducing intraocular pressure (IOP) and increasing the growth of ...

timolol ophthalmic solution (Timoptic, Timoptic-XE, Timoptic in Ocudose)

timolol ophthalmic solution (Timoptic, Timoptic-XE, Timoptic in Ocudose)0

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Timolol is a beta-adrenergic blocking agent. Like other beta-adrenergic blocking agents, it mainly blocks the action of the sympathetic (adrenergic) nervous system, for example, on the heart. In addition to its effect on the ...

Pink Eye: Facts About Pink Eye

Pink Eye: Facts About Pink Eye0

Medical Author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MDMedical Editor: Barbara K. Hecht, PhD Conjunctivitis, known as ...

Daily Statin Might Raise Your Risk for Cataracts: Study

Daily Statin Might Raise Your Risk for Cataracts: Study0

FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking a statin to lower your cholesterol may raise your risk of developing cataracts, Canadian researchers report. While statins such as Zocor, Crestor and Lipitor protect many people from heart attack ...

Vitamins May Help Prevent Eye Problems After Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Finds

Vitamins May Help Prevent Eye Problems After Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Finds0

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery patients who don't take prescribed vitamin and mineral supplements could put themselves at risk for vision problems, a new study says. Digestive system changes caused by the surgery ...

Causes of Retinal Detachment

Causes of Retinal Detachment0

There are three main causes of retinal detachment, each with its own set of risk factors. The most common type is called a "rhegmatogenous" detachment, and is caused by a tear or hole in the retina. The retina is the thin, light-sensitive tissue that ...

Ophthalmologista and Optometrists: Similarities and Differences

Ophthalmologista and Optometrists: Similarities and Differences0

The three main types of eye care professionals are ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians. Ophthalmologists and optometrists are both involved with the examination of healthy eyes and the diagnosis and treatment of eye ...

Stargardt's Disease: A Form of Vision Loss

Stargardt's Disease: A Form of Vision Loss0

Medical Author: Melissa Conrad Stoppler, MDMedical Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD Stargardt's disease (also known as Stargardt's macular dystrophy) is a hereditary, or inheritable, form of the eye condition known as macular degeneration. In macular ...

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