Posts Tagged ‘symptoms’

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Early Promise Against Macular Degeneration

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January 18, 2019

THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in seniors, and existing treatments are few. But now, experiments in pigs and rats suggest that stem cell therapy might help curb at least one form of the disease. The results could soon lead to the first human trials...  read more


Head hits affect football players' vision

By editor
December 24, 2018

Even non-concussion head hits affect young football players' vision. December 20, 2018 by E.j. Mundell, Healthday Reporter New research on 12 high school football players tracked for a season found that repeat head impacts affected the boys' vision—even if those hits didn't result in concussion. "We found unique oculomotor [eye] response to head impacts, and...  read more


Viagra Linked to Trouble with Color Vision

By editor
October 2, 2018

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) High doses of the impotence drug commonly known as Viagra can cause damage to the eye's retina that results in irreversibly tinted vision, researchers contend in a case study. "People who depend on colored vision for their livelihood need to realize there could be a long-lasting impact of overindulging...  read more


Corneal Infections Associated with Sleeping in CL

By editor
August 20, 2018

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/video/3919404-health-watch-cdc-warns-against-sleeping-with-contact-lenses/ Contact lenses are an effective form of vision correction used by an estimated 45 million Americans. However, contact lens wearers are at risk for contact lens–related eye infections, especially when wearers do not practice proper contact lens wear and care habits. These infections, affecting the cornea are known as microbial keratitis, can lead to...  read more


Beware the blue light: screens pose threat to eyes

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August 15, 2018

Beware the blue light: screens pose threat to eyes Interview Fox5 News 8/13/18 The blue light from screens may not only interfere with sleep, but harm our vision as well, experts say. Dr. Mark Fromer, ophthalmologist at Lenox Hill Hospital, explains how staring at bright screens can affect our retinal cells and cause irreversible damage...  read more


What Caused This Man's Scalloped Pupil?

By editor
July 31, 2018

    By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer July 31, 2018 06:37am ET A man's pupil had an unusual "scalloped" shape with irregular edges, the result of a rare genetic condition. The 46-year-old man's symptoms were concerning but not particularly strange: He was losing weight, experiencing episodes of fainting and having trouble walking. But when doctors...  read more


A Year In Review

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February 20, 2018


Many eye disorders, seem to favor women over men

By editor
October 17, 2017

Women often manage families’ health concerns. But when it comes to them, they are last on their list. Two-thirds of blindness and other visual impairments in the world occur in women. There are various reasons for this, women generally live longer than men and women have hormonal fluctuations during their lives that negatively affect their...  read more


eclipse

By editor
August 21, 2017

The safest way to view a solar eclipse requires the use of proper solar filters. It is imperative that you do not stare at the sun or an individual can risk great damage to the eye even during a relatively short period of time. Eclipse glasses must have evidence that they comply with the ISO...  read more


July, Eye Safety Month;

By editor
July 5, 2017

Studies show that long-term exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of cataracts and growths around and on the eye, including cancer. UV rays reflected off sand and water can cause eyes to sunburn, potentially damaging the eyes in just a few hours. In support of UV Safety Month this July, we would like...  read more