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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

Regenerative Medicine Speeds Healing of Eye Tissue Following Surgery


New drug found to heal eyes in two days after corneal surgery. Originally created in France for chronic diabetic skin wounds, the heparin sulfate mimetic Cacicol (or RGTA) helps eyes heal faster by stimulating collagen production.
12-Nov-2015 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Ophthalmology’s Data Science Initiative Yields Important Insights on Rare Complications of Common Eye Procedures


Data science continues to gain ground as an immensely powerful tool for medicine, accelerating physicians’ ability to identify new strategies to improve patient care.
14-Nov-2015 8:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Programmable Electronic Glasses Provide Children Effective, Digital Lazy Eye Treatment


Programmable digital glasses for lazy eye work as well as eye patching, study shows, improving vision by about 2 lines on the reading chart after 3 months. First new effective lazy eye treatment in 50 years.
11-Nov-2015 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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