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Four Tips to Make Sure Kids’ Eyes and Vision Are ‘Grade A’ This School Year


With back-to-school time around the corner, parents will be scrambling to buy new school supplies and clothes. As they tick off their long list of school to-dos, ophthalmologists are reminding moms and dads not to neglect one of the most important...
22-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nearly 10 Million Adults Found to Be Severely Nearsighted in the United States


About 9.6 million U.S. adults are severely nearsighted, a new study shows. Researchers also found that 41,000 suffer a rare complication that can cause blindness, with the prevalence rate among women double that of men. Published in Ophthalmology,...
17-Jun-2016 9:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Academy of Ophthalmology to Launch New Scientific Journal Dedicated to Retinal Diseases


The American Academy of Ophthalmology announced plans to launch a new scientific journal focused exclusively on retina-related eye diseases and conditions.
6-Jun-2016 8:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Zika Virus May Be Linked to More Eye Problems in Brazilian Babies with Microcephaly


Researchers from Brazil and Stanford University report on an ocular case study of three Brazilian infants with microcephaly presumed to be caused by Zika virus. Findings will appear in Ophthalmology, journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
25-May-2016 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Glaucoma Drug-Dispensing Eye Insert Shows Promise for Patients Struggling to Take Daily Prescription Eye Drops

A medicated silicone ring that rests on the surface of the eye and slowly releases medication reduced eye pressure in glaucoma patients by about 20 percent over six months. These multi-center randomized clinical trial results are the first published...
5-May-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Eating Foods High in Vitamin C Cuts Risk of Cataract Progression by a Third


Diets rich in vitamin C cut the risk of cataract progression in women by 33 percent over 10 years, according to a twins study in the journal Ophthalmology. Genetics accounted for 35 percent of the difference in cataract progression. Environmental...
22-Mar-2016 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Smart Contact Lens Helps Predict Disease Progression in Glaucoma Patients


Findings suggest smart contact lenses could help clinicians tailor therapy to glaucoma patients and better evaluate whether treatments are working or not.
4-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Nearsightedness Progression in Children Slowed Down by Medicated Eye Drops

Atropine .01 percent eye drops slow down nearsightedness by roughly 50 percent in five-year clinical trial on Singaporean children. Researchers suggest low-dose drops safe as “first line” defense against rapid development of nearsightedness in...
12-Nov-2015 6:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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