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 loss.

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.