Eye and Vision Problem News

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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

11/10/2016
Nearly 6 in 10 Diabetics Skip Eye Exams, Study Finds

These annual check-ups could help prevent 95 percent of vision loss

11/8/2016
Some Primates Have Vision Troubles as They Age

Researchers noticed older bonobos stretched their arms farther to groom

11/3/2016
Paintball Causes Many Vision-Robbing Eye Injuries

Basketball, baseball and cycling accidents threaten eyes in other ways, study finds

10/31/2016
10/21/2016
10/21/2016
Mediterranean Diet, Caffeine May Be Good for Your Eyes

Study found both were linked to lower risk of leading cause of blindness

10/10/2016
Undiagnosed Eye Problems Pose Risks for Migrant Farm Workers

Despite impairments, 7 out of 10 workers said they had never had a vision exam

9/27/2016
Health Tip: Remember Eye Protection at Work

Tips to make sure your eyes stay healthy

9/16/2016
Health Tip: Motoring Safely After Dark

Suggestions for night driving

9/15/2016
Zika Found in Eye Fluid in Study

Virus may stay in urine, saliva longer, but corneal transplants may pose transmission risk, researchers say

9/15/2016
Stem Cells Transplanted in Monkeys Without Anti-Rejection Drugs

Scientists say goal is to create banks of stem cells that could be used for any human patient

9/14/2016
Laser Device Approved for Nearsightedness

Surgery permanently reshapes eye's cornea

9/7/2016
Immune-Based Drug May Ease Chronic Eye Condition

Humira reduced inflammation that can lead to vision loss, researchers say

9/6/2016
Zika Infection Found in Eyes of Mice

Discovery may explain why virus can cause serious vision problems in people, but more research is needed

9/1/2016
Laser Pointers Can Cause Serious Eye Damage in Kids

Although uncommon, vision impairment from these devices can be permanent, study reports

8/30/2016
Contacts May One Day Be Used to Deliver Glaucoma Medication

Study showed the lenses as effective in monkeys as the standard eye drop treatment

8/26/2016
Take Special Care With Hydrogen Peroxide Contact Lens Solution

Product requires a neutralizing step to prevent stinging, burning, FDA says

8/19/2016
Steroid Treatments May Boost Preemies' Risk of Eye Problems

Babies with very low birth weights are often given steroids to improve lung function

8/19/2016
Does Your Child Need Eyeglasses?

Kids' eye problems often go undetected. Here's what to look for

8/19/2016
Type 2 Diabetes and Eye Sight

Omega-3 Fatty Acids may help prevent a serious, eye-threatening condition, study finds

8/18/2016
Fatty Fish May Curb Eye Risks for Diabetics, Study Finds

Those who ate 2 servings a week were 48 percent less likely to develop diabetic retinopathy

8/18/2016
Improper Use of Contact Lenses Can Trigger Serious Eye Damage, CDC Says

Too often, lens-linked infections lead to corneal scarring and other vision issues, study shows

8/18/2016
Health Tip: Poor Vision in One Eye

Possible causes for the problem

8/4/2016
Blindness Biggest Fear for Many Americans

Losing vision would be as bad or worse than losing hearing, memory, speech or a limb, survey finds

8/4/2016
Toddlers at High Risk of Chemical Eye Burns: Study

Access to household cleaning products to blame, experts say

8/4/2016
When Diabetes Strikes, Get Moving to Lower Risk to Eyes

Study finds association between inactivity and heightened odds for diabetic retinopathy

7/29/2016
Vision and Overall Health

Impaired vision, even if it's near- normal, can impact your quality of life, study finds.

7/28/2016
Vision Trouble Can Dim Life's Prospects

But it's not clear why the association may exist, eye experts say