Category: Eye Care News

Raising awareness for diabetic eye disease

November is once again being recognized as Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month in an effort to educate the public on the effects of diabetes on vision, risk factors and treatment options. Prevent Blindness recently launched a new, no-cost resource, the “Diabetes and the Eyes” educational toolkit. The resource includes downloadable fact sheets, shareable infographics for social…
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November 6, 2019 0

Researchers find link between eye disease and degeneration of the brain

A global research team led by scientists from Singapore and the United States has discovered new evidence that there is an underlying link between degeneration of the eye and brain. They found that genetic variation at a…READ MORE


November 6, 2019 0

Researchers find cells linked to leading cause of blindness in elderly

Age-related macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness in the elderly, affecting more than 2 million people in the United States and leading to progressive loss of central vision. Genome wide studies have identified almost three dozen genes that play a role in the disease, but exactly where in the eye they…
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October 24, 2019 0

New approach to slowing nearsightedness in children shows promise

Study shows benefit in combining two existing treatments. Combining two different treatment methods to slow the progression of myopia may deliver better results than either can achieve on their own. A new, two-year study shows that treating children with eye drops and contact lenses was…READ MORE


October 24, 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 16, 2019 0

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