- Telemedicine Catches Retinopathy Of Prematurity Blinding Disease In Premature Babies
About 450,000 (12 percent) of the 3.9 million babies born each year in the United States are premature. Thanks to modern medicine, the number of preterm infants who survive has also surged in middle income countries in Latin America, Asia, and Eastern Eur ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 27 2014 - 1:01pm
- Leber Congenital Amaurosis: Oral Treatment For Form Of Childhood Blindness Progressing
An international research project has reported that a new oral medication is showing significant progress in restoring vision to patients with Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA). This inherited retinal disease that causes visual impairment ranging from redu ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 13 2014 - 8:32pm
- Love Or Lust: The Eyes Give It Away
Is there a biomarker that can spot a player versus a potential soul mate? University of Chicago psychologists say that if it is so, the difference between love and lust might be in the eyes- specifically, where your date looks at you could indicate wheth ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 17 2014 - 3:27pm
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration Occurs Much Earlier Than Assumed
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of visual impairment and blindness in industrialized countries but it is questionable whether it can continue to be defined as a disease in people in their 50s and beyond. Investigations to d ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 21 2014 - 4:00pm
- Reading Glasses Are So 1,000 A.D.- Let's Have Vision-Correcting Displays
For older people, and farsighted people, watching television while also reading this article can be challenging experiences because the eyes do not adjust. So people wear glasses down on their nose to read while they watch something farther away. It' ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 30 2014 - 7:00am
- A Molecular Map For Eye Disease
Understanding eye diseases is tricky enough but knowing what causes them at the molecular level will help. University of Iowa researchers have created the most detailed map to date of a region of the human eye long associated with blinding diseases, such ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 1 2014 - 6:01pm
- ADHD Diagnosis: Involuntary Eye Movement A "Foolproof" Indication
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is so commonly diagnosed – and overdiagnosed, and misdiagnosed – that it is hard to know what is based on evidence and what is based on teachers and concerned parents reacting to children that don't lik ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 13 2014 - 2:00pm
- Eyes With More Yellow Pigment See Better In Haze
People with more yellow pigment in their eye may be better able to see distant objects in hazy conditions, according to a new paper in Optometry and Vision Science. Increased macular pigment (MP) may help in filtering out "blue haze," thus maki ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 25 2014 - 12:34pm
- Kurt Vonnegut Was Right: Wear Sunglasses
Exfoliation syndrome (XFS) is an eye condition that is a leading cause of secondary open-angle glaucoma and can lead to an increased risk of cataract and cataract surgery complications. ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 4 2014 - 4:57pm
- New Glaucoma Cause Discovered, Could Lead To New Eye Drop
Glaucoma, a condition where pressure builds from poor drainage of fluid from the anterior chamber of the eye, destroying retinal ganglion cells and eventually the optic nerve, is a leading cause of blindness in the U.S. but a cure has been elusive because ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 9 2014 - 7:00pm