A new focus for AMD drug target could reduce the need for millions of follow-up eye operations.
Usher syndrome (USH) is characterized by hearing loss or deafness at birth and progressive vision loss, and is the most common cause of inherited dual sensory deficit.
Overall prevalence of trachoma in Australia is declining as a result of strengthened control programs, according to early release findings from the 2015 Australian Trachoma Surveillance Report...
Case Findings: A 35-year-old woman who normally wears contact lenses visited the ED with ocular pain, photophobia, and blurred vision that had developed over the last several weeks in her right eye. Upon exam, the doctor saw a diffuse white infiltrate on her cornea. The doctor started her on antibiotic medication, but it did not help, and she returned to the ED after a few days.
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Researchers from the University of Liverpool have identified a specific gene that plays a key role in an inherited eye disorder.
Mass. Eye and Ear researchers have designed technology to improve upon the built-in zoom feature of smartphones, which many low-vision users find difficult to use due to a loss of context.
A multicenter research team led by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has discovered a new neurodevelopmental syndrome and the genetic mutations that cause it.
Genes and environment determine short-sightedness. Myopia, also known as short-sightedness or near-sightedness, is the most common disorder affecting the eyesight and it is on the increase.
Carotenoids, which are found at various levels in different banana cultivars, are important vitamin precursors for eye health.
Early tests of a novel compound in mice with glaucoma should come as welcome news to millions of people around the world now suffering with this leading cause of vision loss.
Directing a laser pointer at an aircraft will not harm a pilot's eyesight, say the authors of a new editorial, but it can still pose danger by causing significant distraction.
Glance out the window and then close your eyes. What did you see? Maybe you noticed it's raining and there was a man carrying an umbrella. What color was it? What shape was its handle?
The University of Southern California (USC) Roski Eye Institute researchers and clinicians published the results of the National Eye Institute-funded "Chinese American Eye Study (CHES)," the...
Researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have demonstrated that targeting survivin -- a protein that inhibits apoptosis or cell death -- enhances the...
Trachomatous trichiasis (TT, inturning of the eyelashes to touch the eye following longterm infection with Chlamydia trachomatis) affects over seven million people world-wide.
Scientists at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology have identified the mechanism behind a common inherited cause of severe sight loss in young children.
Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School have conducted a clinical trial comparing the safety and efficacy of topical tacrolimus, an immunosuppressive therapy, and topical...
Vision damage in people with MS has been partially reversed by an over-the-counter drug used to treat allergies. Results of the study are being presented at AAN's annual meeting.
A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigator has found that increased expression of the angiogenic factor VEGF-A promotes three common aging-related eye conditions - both versions of...
Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School have identified inflammatory factors that cause optic neuropathy in the back of the eye following implantation of a...