Eye and Vision Problem News

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8/19/2017
Travel Tips for Contact Lens Wearers

With an eye to safety, you can avoid vacation pitfalls

8/18/2017
Get Ready, Safely, for the Great American Eclipse

Wearing eye protection is essential, vision experts warn

8/17/2017
6 Out of 7 Teens Slip Up on Contact Lens Guidelines: CDC

Infections most common for kids who skip steps or ignore rules for sleeping, swimming

8/7/2017
Successful Guide Dogs Come From 'Tough Love' Moms

Doting doesn't help pups pass the test, study finds

8/3/2017
As World's Population Ages, Blindness Rates Likely to Grow

Study of 188 countries finds burden of impaired vision falls hardest on developing nations

7/28/2017
Vision Problems Can Harm Kids' Development, Grades

Eye experts say children should have routine exams to detect trouble early

7/28/2017
Generic Eye Drops for Seniors Could Save Millions of Dollars a Year

Medicare is billed more than $1 billion annually for glaucoma treatments alone, researchers say

7/28/2017
'Eye Freckles' May Predict Sun-Related Problems

The spots could be linked to higher risk of cataracts, macular degeneration, study says

7/20/2017
Laser Therapy Shows Promise Against Eye 'Floaters'

These spots in vision can increase with age, researchers note

7/18/2017
Many People Can't Spot a Faked Photo, Study Finds

Participants only did slightly better than chance when identifying altered images

7/18/2017
Health Tip: Protect Your Eyes During Summer

And prevent damage from the sun

7/17/2017
Impaired Eyesight May Be First Sign of Zika Damage in Babies

All infants with prenatal exposure to the virus need a vision exam, researchers say

7/13/2017
Genes May Explain Why Kids With Autism Avoid Eye Contact

More research could shed light on how these genetic pathways work

7/11/2017
Early Parkinson's May Prompt Vision Problems

Changes in sight could signal disease a decade before motor symptoms surface, study suggests

7/5/2017
Soft Contact Lenses Safe for Kids and Teens, Review Finds

Infection rates no higher than for adults, and actually lowest for younger kids

7/5/2017
Why Chopping Onions Makes You Cry

Eye doctor explains how they release a noxious gas when cut

7/2/2017
Eye Docs Debunk 5 Fireworks Myths

Make eye safety a priority this Fourth of July

6/30/2017
Why People With Autism Avoid Eye Contact

Direct gaze stresses part of the brain tied to social behavior; the study finding might improve therapies

6/23/2017
Choosing the Right Sunglasses

Protection for your eyes a must, doctors say

6/9/2017
Sharp Eyes Can Make Soccer Players Sharp Shooters

They outperform non-athletes on certain vision tests, study says

5/9/2017
Health Tip: Applying Eye Drops

Here are suggestions

5/5/2017
Untreated Vision Problems Plague U.S. Preschoolers

Minority children miss out on early eye exams the most, researcher says

5/2/2017
Climate Change May Worsen Sneezin' Season

Here's expert advice on combating seasonal allergies after second-warmest February ever in U.S.

4/27/2017
Docs May Miss Major Cause of Vision Loss in Seniors

1 in 4 cases of age-related macular degeneration initially goes unrecognized, research suggests

4/19/2017
Is Annual Eye Exam a Must for People With Type 1 Diabetes?

An individual's level of risk for diabetic eye disease should guide how often they're screened, study says

4/18/2017
Zika Can Harm Babies' Vision, Too

Study of 43 South American infants found damage to retinas and optic nerves

4/13/2017
Peripheral Vision Varies From Person to Person

And 'bad spots' get even worse if there's a lot to look at, study says

4/11/2017
Club Drug 'Poppers' May Pose Eye Dangers

Legal, nitrate-based inhalant appears to harm retinal cells, causing some vision loss, study finds

3/23/2017
Many Kids With Diabetes Missing Out on Eye Exams, Study Finds

Those with type 2 disease should see eye doc right away, while type 1 patients can wait 5 years

3/16/2017
For Seniors, Treatment for One Eye Disease May Cause Another

Risk of glaucoma tied to 7 or more injections for macular degeneration, study suggests

3/15/2017
Stem Cells Hold Promise, Peril in Treating Seniors' Eye Disease

One report warns of 3 women blinded by macular degeneration treatment in 'trial,' another details success story

3/15/2017
3/8/2017
Eye Exam Might Help Spot Poor Circulation in Legs

Narrowing of blood vessels in the retina could mimic what's happening in lower limbs, research suggests

3/6/2017
Health Tip: Know Your Risk for Diabetic Retinopathy

Factors that make the disease more likely

2/28/2017
Youth With Type 2 Diabetes Often Face Complications

This growing group has double the problems as peers with type 1 disease, study finds

2/28/2017
Kids Should Be Screened for Lazy Eye by Age 5

Waiting later could lead to permanent vision problems, U.S. panel says

2/21/2017
Scientists Shed Light on Possible Cause of Nearsightedness

Mouse study found when one type of cell in retina malfunctions, focusing problems follow

2/15/2017
More 'Extreme Preemies' Are Surviving

Babies born at 22 and 24 weeks still face tough odds, but neonatal care improvements have been key, doctors say

2/3/2017
Eye-Opening Research on Astronauts' Vision Problems

Zero-gravity conditions prevent normal pressure variations around the brain, researchers say

2/2/2017
Laundry Detergent Pods Linked to Eye Burn Danger in Kids

Nearly 500 such injuries occurred in 2015, study reports

1/18/2017
Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Sight-Stealing Eye Condition

Animal tests showed fewer injections needed to treat age-related macular degeneration

1/6/2017
U.S. Glaucoma Cases Expected to Surge by 2030

Routine eye exams the best way to prevent this major cause of vision loss, eye experts say

1/5/2017
Kids With Concussion Need Vision Check Before Return to School

Lingering eye problems linked to poorer academic performance

12/9/2016
Marijuana and Your Vision

Regular use of marijuana may affect your vision, study finds.

12/8/2016
Could Regular Pot Smoking Harm Vision?

Study suggests that it might slow signaling among cells that deliver visual information to the brain

12/3/2016
'Halo' Effect Common After Lasik Eye Surgery

But post-op problems typically clear up over time, specialist says

12/1/2016
Can Extra Time Outdoors When Young Reduce Nearsightedness?

More exposure to sun's UVB rays linked to lower risk of eye condition in study

11/28/2016
Lengthy Space Missions May Harm Astronauts' Vision

Problem linked to changes in amount of fluid around the brain and spinal cord, researchers say

11/24/2016
Consider Eye Safety When Choosing Kids' Toys

As holiday shopping season kicks off, here are tips on buying toys and sports-related items

11/10/2016
Doctors Use iPads to Treat 'Lazy Eye,' With Mixed Results

New studies show no clear, long-term advantages to so-called binocular gaming over traditional eye patching