Statins to prevent scar tissue in the eye?
22 hours ago
According to a Finnish study, statin medication seems to reduce the risk of repeated surgery in patients who undergo a vitrectomy to treat a detached retina. The researchers believe that statins might prevent the formation ...
Study advances gene therapy for glaucoma
Jan 16, 2018
While testing genes to treat glaucoma by reducing pressure inside the eye, University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists stumbled onto a problem: They had trouble getting efficient gene delivery to the cells that act like drains ...
Binocular video game doesn't up visual function in amblyopia
Jan 09, 2018
(HealthDay)—A home-based binocular falling-blocks video game does not improve visual outcomes more than placebo for children and adults with unilateral amblyopia, according to a study published online Jan. 4 in JAMA Ophthalmology.
New study offers added hope for patients awaiting corneal transplants
Jan 09, 2018
New national research led by Jonathan Lass of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has found that corneal donor tissue can be safely stored for 11 days before transplantation surgery to correct eye problems ...
Static perimetry approach may be better for kids with glaucoma
Jan 05, 2018
(HealthDay)—A simple static perimetry approach may yield higher-quality results than a combined perimetry approach in children younger than 10 years with glaucoma, according to a study published online Dec. 28 in JAMA Ophthalmology.
New glaucoma drug from a Duke University spinoff has an edge over other treatments
Jan 03, 2018
A 12-year-old Duke University spinoff founded by two Duke professors has received regulatory approval for its first drug: once-a-day eye drops for glaucoma patients.
Diabetic blindness caused and reversed "trapped" immune cells in rodent retinas
Jan 03, 2018
Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered a cell signaling pathway in mice that triggers vision loss in patients with diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion – diseases characterized by the closure of blood vessels ...
Ophthalmologists increasingly dissatisfied with electronic health records
Dec 29, 2017
Ophthalmologists' use of electronic health records (EHR) systems for storing and accessing patients' medical histories more than doubled between 2006 and 2016, while their perceptions of financial and clinical productivity ...
Higher omega-3 fatty acid intake tied to lower glaucoma risk
Dec 26, 2017
(HealthDay)—Increased daily intake of ω-3 fatty acids is associated with lower odds of glaucoma, but higher levels of total polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) intake are associated with higher odds of developing glaucoma, ...
New laser scanners shed light on eye disease before vision loss occurs
Dec 22, 2017
SFU engineering science professor Marinko Sarunic has developed a high resolution retinal imaging scanner that will one day revolutionize eye care, helping ophthalmologists diagnose eye diseases before vision loss occurs.