Coming soon: Glaucoma self-care, from home?
Sep 23, 2017
(HealthDay)—For many glaucoma patients, repeat trips to a doctor's office to check on their eyes can be a real pain.
Metabolomic profiles differ with macular degeneration
Sep 19, 2017
(HealthDay)—Patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have altered plasma metabolomic profiles compared with those without the condition, according to a study published online Sept. 12 in Ophthalmology.
Researchers report new paths to glaucoma treatment
Sep 19, 2017
Researchers at the Center for Vascular Research, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), have identified a new mechanism involved in the development and progression of glaucoma, and found a potential therapeutic option ...
Conjunctivitis prevalence higher for adult women than men
Sep 15, 2017
(HealthDay)—Adult women have a higher prevalence of conjunctivitis than men, and cases peak in the spring, according to a research letter published online Sept. 14 in JAMA Ophthalmology.
Study IDs determinants of the neuro-retinal rim area
Sep 14, 2017
(HealthDay)—Reduced neuro-retinal rim area (RA) is associated with narrow central retinal venular equivalent (CRVE) and higher intraocular pressure (IOP), according to a study published online Aug. 31 in Clinical & Experimental ...
Infants with congenital Zika virus syndrome suffer serious visual impairment
Sep 13, 2017
Although one of the most serious consequences of the Zika virus (ZIKV) in infants is microcephaly, there is a broad collection of anomalies now known as congenital Zika syndrome (CZS). Some of the most serious are ophthalmologic, ...
First use of cadaver nerves to repair corneal anesthesia shows promise
Sep 13, 2017
A new, minimally invasive procedure that replaces damaged corneal nerves with a donor nerve restores feeling in the cornea and halts progressive eye damage caused by a condition known as corneal anesthesia. The use of the ...
Researchers identify potential biomarkers of age-related macular degeneration
Sep 12, 2017
Patients with any stage of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) carry signs of the disease in their blood that may be found through special laboratory tests, according to a new study led by AMD researchers based at Massachusetts ...
Zika, cobalamin C deficiency tied to similar retinal problems
Sep 08, 2017
(HealthDay)—Retinal maldevelopment associated with congenital Zika syndrome (CZS) is similar to the maldevelopment seen with cobalamin C (cblC) deficiency, according to a study published online Sept. 7 in JAMA Opthalmology.
Art courses could help medical students become better clinical observers
Sep 06, 2017
Observation skills are an essential component of any medical education, aiding doctors during patient exams and in making medical diagnoses, yet several studies have indicated inadequacies in this area among medical trainees ...