Disease Severity in One Eye May Predict Progression in the Other

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The severity of age-related macular degeneration in one eye is associated with the risk of developing the disease and its progression in the other eye, a new study finds.

Goodbye to Reading Glasses?

MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new implantable eye device might make reading glasses a thing of the past, researchers report.

Detergent Pods Pose Risk to Kids' Eyes, Researchers Warn

THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The popular "pods" that hold liquid laundry or dishwasher detergent can pose a danger to kids, especially to their eyes, a new study reports.

Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy Shows Long-Term Effectiveness, Safety

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study is the first to show the long-term safety of embryonic stem cell transplants to treat human disease.

Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Don't Seem to Prevent Cataracts

THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daily supplements of selenium or vitamin E don't seem to protect against the development of age-related cataracts among men, a new study indicates.

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.