Posts Tagged ‘Ophthalmology’

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

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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


Metformin May Help Prevent Eye Disease in People With Type 2 Diabetes

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November 5, 2018

October 31, 2018 Metformin, which helps stabilize blood sugar levels, helped people with diabetes lower their chances of developing age-related macular degeneration. Metformin has established itself as the medication of choice when it comes to the first-line treatment of type 2 diabetes. In addition to lowering blood sugar, the medication may extend lives, lower heart...  read more


Viagra Linked to Trouble with Color Vision

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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

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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?

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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


Toys and Eye Safety Month

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December 5, 2017

This Month is Holiday Toys and Eye Safety Month. The holidays are almost here. Stay safe and choose the right toys. Keep in mind, some of the more popular children’s toys can cause serious injuries. About 1 in 10 visit to ER for children's eye injuries are related to toys. Here are a few guidelines;...  read more


What does diabetes have to do with my eyes?

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November 6, 2017

Diabetes can harm your vision, or even cause blindness. With diabetes, your body does not use sugar the right way. This can affect the blood vessels (arteries and veins) in your eyes and other parts of your body. What is diabetic retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy is the eye disease people with diabetes get most often. It...  read more