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
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
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
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
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
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
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
8-May-2015 7:05 PM EDT
Eye MD Expert Comment Available Re JAMA Study: Diabetes 2 Epidemic Impacting Younger People's Vision
11-Dec-2012 4:05 PM EST
American Academy of Ophthalmology Experts Available Re: Diabetic Retinopathy, an Increasingly Common Cause of Blindness
9-Nov-2012 10:15 AM EST