For Seniors, Treatment for One Eye Disease May Cause Another
THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs that preserve
vision in people with the eye disease called age-related macular
degeneration might increase the risk of another eye condition --
glaucoma, a new study suggests.
Stem Cells Hold Promise, Peril in Treating Seniors' Eye Disease
WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Stem cells may
offer new hope for people losing their vision to age-related
macular degeneration, but that promise can come with some peril,
new research shows.
Health Tip: Don't Contaminate Contact Lenses
(HealthDay News) -- Germs on poorly handled contact lenses can
lead to serious eye infections.
Eye Exam Might Help Spot Poor Circulation in Legs
WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Could a routine eye
exam some day point to trouble with circulation in the legs? New
research suggests it might be possible.
Health Tip: Know Your Risk for Diabetic Retinopathy
(HealthDay News) -- A common form of diabetic eye disease is
retinopathy. Caused by damaged blood vessels that feed the eye's
retina, it can lead to serious vision problems, including vision
Youth With Type 2 Diabetes Often Face Complications
TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Young people with
type 2 diabetes are much more likely to show signs of complications
from the blood sugar disease than those who have type 1 diabetes, a
new study shows.
Kids Should Be Screened for Lazy Eye by Age 5
TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Young children should
be screened at least once for lazy eye before they turn 5 years
old, a U.S. panel of experts says.
More 'Extreme Preemies' Are Surviving
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born very
early -- between 22 and 24 weeks of pregnancy -- are more likely to
survive now than a decade or so ago, new research shows.
Eye-Opening Research on Astronauts' Vision Problems
FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Vision deterioration is
a major problem for astronauts who spend extended periods of time
in space. Now researchers have identified the likely cause of the
problem and a possible way to prevent it.
Laundry Detergent Pods Linked to Eye Burn Danger in Kids
THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Liquid laundry
detergent pods may be convenient, but young children are suffering
vision-threatening burns from the chemicals inside them in
increasing numbers, a new study finds.