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Rise in Spring Allergens Linked to Increased Dry Eye Cases


New ophthalmology research from the University of Miami shows that dry eye – the little understood culprit behind red, watery, gritty feeling eyes – strikes most often in spring, just as airborne allergens are surging. The study marks the first...
23-Apr-2015 3:50 PM EDT

Virtual Reality May be Effective Tool for Evaluating Balance Control in Glaucoma Patients


Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death and morbidity in older adults, especially those with a chronic eye disease such as glaucoma. To investigate this problem, a multidisciplinary group of researchers has become the first to use...
13-Apr-2015 7:00 PM EDT

Lower-income Students in China Found to Have Better Vision than Middle-class Peers

A new study from China shows that nearsightedness, also called myopia, is twice as prevalent in middle-class students than poor students. This is the latest news on myopia, which has become an urgent research topic as rates of nearsightedness have...
2-Feb-2015 3:00 PM EST

Top-Selling Eye Vitamins Found Not to Match Scientific Evidence

With Americans spending billions of dollars each year on nutritional supplements, researchers have analyzed popular eye vitamins to determine whether their formulations and claims are consistent with scientific findings. They determined that some of...
9-Dec-2014 12:55 PM EST

iPad Screenings Effective for Detecting Early Signs of Glaucoma in Underserved, High-Risk Populations

Using a tablet screening app could prove to be an effective method to aid in the effort to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness in populations at high-risk for glaucoma with limited access to health care, according to a study released today...
16-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

3-D Printed Facial Prosthesis Offers New Hope for Eye Cancer Patients Following Surgery

Researchers have developed a fast and inexpensive way to make facial prostheses for eye cancer patients using facial scanning software and 3-D printing, according to findings released today at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American...
16-Oct-2014 4:25 PM EDT

Research Reveals Likelihood and Onset of Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis Among Patients with Inflammatory Eye Disease

The results of the largest retrospective study of multiple sclerosis (MS) in uveitis patients has revealed that nearly 60 percent of patients with both diseases were diagnosed with each within a five-year span. The study is being presented today at...
18-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Tear Duct Implant Effective at Reducing Pain and Inflammation in Cataract Surgery Patients

The first tear duct implant developed to treat inflammation and pain following cataract surgery has been shown to be a reliable alternative to medicated eye drops, which are the current standard of care, according to a study presented today at AAO...
16-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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