Author: cnoriega

What to know about optic neuritis and MS

Multiple sclerosis can damage the nerves in the eye, leading to optic neuritis. Symptoms of optic neuritis include vision problems, painful eyes, and temporary vision loss. Multiple sclerosis (MS) can cause inflammation and damage to the myelin sheath in the optic nerve. This damage is called optic neuritis. Although the symptoms of optic neuritis tend to subside over time,…
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October 10, 2019 0

Eye-Opening Study: Relationship Between Glaucoma and Poor Sleep

A study of more than 6,700 people in the United States over age 40 who answered a survey about their sleep revealed possible connections between glaucoma and sleep problems. Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve. Damage to this nerve—which is responsible for sending signals from the eye to the brain so you can…READ MORE

October 8, 2019 0

Proposed Cigarette Labels Illustrate Risks of Smoking, Including Blindness

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently proposed new warning labels for cigarettes and cigarette advertising. The labels aim to better show how smoking harms health. The new warnings include some harmful effects that people may not associate with smoking. Two of the new warnings focus on… READ MORE

October 8, 2019 0

Studying vision in pitch darkness shines light on how a mammal’s brain drives behavior

New work from Finland has been able to link mammalian behavior to its underlying neural code. The work examined how mammals’ brains interpret signals from the eyes at low light levels. Read more

September 16, 2019 0

New treatment for severe dry eye disease promising in early clinical trials

Participants in a phase I/II clinical trial of a new enzyme-based treatment for severe dry eye disease experienced reduced signs of disease and discomfort, according to a new article…

August 15, 2019 0

Uveitis in 2019: The New Players in the Field and What’s Coming Next

Retina specialists who do not dedicate their careers to uveitis may not be aware of the most recent data related to … Read the full article.  

August 8, 2019 0

Treat-Extend-Stop Protocol for Wet AMD: Long-term Outcomes

A retrospective chart review was performed for 71 eyes of 67 patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) treated with i… from READ MORE

August 8, 2019 0

Anti-VEGF Agents Improve Vision Despite Ongoing Diabetic Macular Edema

In patients with diabetic macular edema (DME), aflibercept and ranibizumab are more effective than bevacizumab in preventing disease persist…

August 6, 2019 0

Peripapillary Retinal Nerve Thinning Faster in People With Diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes show accelerated thinning of the peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL), even in the absence of diabetic retinopathy (DR), according to South Korean researchers, Reuters Health reported. “Our results suggest that the pRNFL status as well as DR status should be checked periodically,” Dr. Jung Yeul Kim of Chungnam National University…
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August 6, 2019 0

Will Your iPhone’s Dark Mode Save Your Eyes?

Eye care has come a long way. From cataract surgery to Lasik, we can do more than ever before to return sight to those who once would have lost it. These days, it seems like there’s always a new breakthrough around the corner—here’s a roundup of some of the biggest trends in eye care and…
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August 6, 2019 0