The standard treatment for so-called lazy eye (amblyopia) in children is to cover the nonimpaired eye with a patch. This trains the impaired eye to work harder. Such therapy is successful only when the patient wears the eyepatch for the prescribed period of time. This is often not the case, however, as many children feel […]Continue Reading ...
Creative Commons”> Credit: Creative Commons Leonardo da Vinci may have had an eye condition that gave him an unusual ability to recreate three-dimensional shapes in his sculptures and paintings, according to new research. Professor Christopher Tyler, of City, University of London, has discovered evidence that the great Italian artist had a vision disorder known as […]Continue Reading ...
Results from two studies show that a new, non-invasive imaging device can see signs of Alzheimer’s disease in a matter of seconds. The researchers show that the small blood vessels in the retina at the back of the eye are altered in patients with Alzheimer’s. Even patients who have a family history of Alzheimer’s but […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Eye trauma as a secondary admission diagnosis is increasing, largely because of an increased incidence of falls in older individuals, according to a study published online Oct. 4 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Mustafa Iftikhar, M.D., from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, and colleagues used data from the National Inpatient Sample to determine […]Continue Reading ...
Johns Hopkins researchers report that chronic dry eye, a condition in which natural tears fail to adequately lubricate the eyes, can slow reading rate and significantly disrupt day to day tasks that require visual concentration for long periods of time. In a study of 186 adults, published online Nov. 15, in Optometry and Vision Science, […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 — Age-related eye disease is a worldwide problem that costs people not only their vision, but also hundreds of billions of dollars globally. So an international research team decided to look into ways to prevent or treat this type of vision loss. The investigators discovered that calcifications in the retina — […]Continue Reading ...
Close up of eye. Credit: Queen’s University Belfast Calcified nodules in the retina are associated with progression to late stages of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Experts from Queen’s University Belfast, working in partnership with the University of Alabama of Birmingham and in collaboration with UK material scientists and US clinical ophthalmology practices, made the ground-breaking […]Continue Reading ...
Battery-free eye-tracking glasses developed at Dartmouth College could create an even more realistic experience for augmented reality enthusiasts. The new technology improves player controls for gaming and allows for more accurate image displays. High power consumption and cost have kept eye trackers out of current augmented reality systems. By using near-infrared lights and photodiodes, Dartmouth’s […]Continue Reading ...
Nov 22 2018 Bionic Vision Technologies Pty Ltd (BVT) today announced medical researchers had successfully restored a sense of vision in four blind people with its bionic eye as part of a clinical trial in Melbourne. Researchers said they were “very pleased” with the progress of all four patients who have had a “sense of […]Continue Reading ...
National Institutes of Health scientists and their colleagues have found evidence of the infectious agent of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in the eyes of deceased CJD patients. The finding suggests that the eye may be a source for early CJD diagnosis and raises questions about the safety of routine eye exams and corneal transplants. Sporadic […]Continue Reading ...
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) scientists have developed a ‘contact lens’ patch with microneedles that could provide a painless and efficient alternative to current methods of treating eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. Current localized treatment methods such as eye drops and ointments are hindered by the eye’s natural defenses, blinking and […]Continue Reading ...
Today’s cataract surgery is often described as a marvel of modern medicine, a one-hour outpatient procedure that has spared millions from blindness, especially in developed countries. But nothing is perfect. “Modern cataract surgery is one of the most miraculous human health innovations,” said Melinda Duncan, professor of biological sciences at the University of Delaware. “It […]Continue Reading ...
KE Eye Centers of Texas is the first in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to provide a new solution for patients with moderate to high levels of myopia and astigmatism in one simple procedure, following FDA approval of STAAR Surgical’s Visian Toric ICL. The Visian Toric ICL is an additive technology, in which a lens is […]Continue Reading ...
Treatment for Dry Eye Disease Kala Pharmaceuticals Submits New Drug Application to U.S. Food and Drug Administration for KPI-121 0.25% for Dry Eye Disease WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 16, 2018– Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Kala) (NASDAQ:KALA), today announced that it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for […]Continue Reading ...
Thousands of eye physicians and surgeons this week will convene in Chicago to attend AAO 2018, the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s 122nd annual meeting. This gathering is an opportunity to hear global leaders in medical and surgical eye care discuss issues affecting patients’ lives, from the true potential of artificial intelligence and telemedicine to the […]Continue Reading ...
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