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Cataract Surgery Safety for the Elderly
Cataract surgery can significantly improve vision for cataracts patients, but is it a good option for the elderly?
From Cataract Surgery to Glaucoma
While surgery can improve the cloudy vision caused by pediatric cataracts, new research suggests it may also increase a child's risk for another eye disease called glaucoma.
Eyes Dimmed by Diabetes?
Some eye problems can be corrected with glasses while others cannot. According to a recent study, vision problems that cannot be fixed by glasses may be on the rise and could be linked to growing diabetes rates.
I Can See Clearly Now
A surgical procedure that relieves inner eye pressure for glaucoma patients remained successful for a majority of patients twenty years after the surgery according to a new study.
An Eye Exam for an Eye Exam
Giving seniors who join Medicare a dilated eye exam instead of a standard exam or no exam is more likely to pick up on eye problems earlier - and it's more cost-effective long-term too.
The Eye's True Colors
Sometimes seeing the forest requires first seeing the trees - and the leaves on those trees. A new way to "see" regular changes in eye cells might lead to detecting retina problems as well.
Researchers Take a Closer Look at Myopia
Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have helped uncover a gene associated with nearsightedness (myopia) in Caucasians from different regions.
Red Wine May Help You See Better (if You Don't Drink Too Much)
Resveratrol may help halt uncontrolled blood vessel growth in the eye, pointing the way to better therapies for conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).