Researchers Probe Molecular Cause for Glaucoma

THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A novel study of mice has shed new light on the molecular basis for glaucoma, which is a leading cause of blindness in the United States.

Many U.S. Kids Missing Out on Preventive Care, CDC Says

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most adults can remember the battery of health services they endured as kids: hearing and vision tests, dental exams, regular checkups and vaccinations.

Statins May Help Prevent Diabetes-Related Nerve Damage, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-busting statins may also help prevent common and serious diabetes complications, a new study indicates.

Health Tip: Protect Your Eyes at Work

(HealthDay News) -- Eye injuries are common in the workplace, particularly in environments exposed to projectiles, inclement weather or chemicals.

Could Time Spent Outdoors Raise Cataract, Glaucoma Risk?

THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Outdoor activities and sunlight reflected up into the eyes may increase the risk of a vision condition tied to cataracts and glaucoma, a new study suggests.

Eye Pigment May Help Vision in Hazy Conditions

THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having greater amounts of yellow pigment in your eyes could boost your ability to see distant objects in hazy conditions, a new study reports.

Cosmetic Eye Procedure May Ease Migraines, Small Study Says

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cosmetic eyelid surgery involving specific nerves may do more than improve your looks -- the procedure may also provide migraine relief for some, according to new research.

Failing Vision Tied to Shorter Lifespans for Seniors

THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Among seniors, dimming vision may be tied to poorer survival, new research suggests.

Blacks May Face Higher Risk of Diabetes-Linked Vision Loss

THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans are at greater risk for diabetes-related vision loss than other racial groups battling the blood sugar disease, a new study says.

When Your Child Asks for Contact Lenses

FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When children ask if they can have contact lenses, parents need to carefully consider the pros and cons, an expert says.