Eye Health

Eye Health The sense of sight is precious. Read about the latest news on eye disorders such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, vision problems, etc. 

Diagnosing Eye Problems With A Smartphone App

By | Sat, 03/08/2014 - 18:07

A new smartphone app may greatly improve telemedicine for vision care.

What Do Blind People See?

By | Thu, 03/06/2014 - 12:13

Blind people still show activity in the visual cortex of their brain, but what can they really see?

10 Health Hacks For Better Vision, Sleep, And More

By | Tue, 02/25/2014 - 14:17

Life hands us unhealthy curve balls sometimes, and we barely even realize it. Here are some life hacks to get your vision and sleep back, among other things.

Blind Card Shark Uses His Extraordinary Sense Of Touch To Take Your Money [VIDEO]

By | Thu, 02/13/2014 - 11:00

Blind card shark, Richard Turner, has never let the loss of his eyesight get in the way of his aspirations to become one of the greatest poker players in the world.

An Hour On The Treadmill A Day Keeps Eye Disease Away

By | Sun, 02/09/2014 - 16:46

Retinal degeneration such as age-related macular degeneration may be kept at bay with daily moderate exercise, a new study finds.

Blindness Cure Could Be On The Way

By | Thu, 01/16/2014 - 11:01

Researchers from Oxford University have developed a blindness cure based off of a gene therapy treatment where the copy of a faulty gene is injected directly into the eye's damaged cells.

That Laser Will Take Your Eye Out, Doctors Warn

By | Tue, 01/14/2014 - 20:07

After a 9-year-old boy went blind from a high-powered laser toy, doctors are warning that lasers aren't as weak as they were 10 years ago.

Quit Smoking, Save Your Eyes

By | Sun, 01/05/2014 - 17:08

For heavy smokers, kicking the habit may cut the risk of developing cataracts in half.

MIT's New Hand-Held Scanner Catches Blinding Eye Disease At First-Line Points of Care

By | Sun, 12/22/2013 - 17:20

The new scanner will allow physicians to access sophisticated technologies previously limited to specialized optometry.

Americans Overpay $1B For Eye Treatment Drug

By | Sun, 12/08/2013 - 20:51

Americans could save a billion dollars by using the cheaper version of the two drugs offered for injection treatments for macular degeneration.

‘Safesight Jewelry’: Woman Gets Tiny Platinum Heart Implanted In Eye

By | Fri, 11/22/2013 - 17:51

A new trend from Europe has surfaced in NYC: implanting platinum jewelry in eyes.

Older Adults Suffer More Vision Problems At Home: Is Glaucoma Worsened By Dim Lighting?

By | Thu, 11/21/2013 - 16:00

Study finds that poor at-home lighting aggravates the vision difficulties connected with glaucoma.

On Seeing Without Noticing

By | Thu, 11/14/2013 - 19:45

Groundbreaking advancements in neuroscience suggest that our brains perceive things we don't.

Computer Vision Syndrome: How Screen Time Strains Eyes, And What You Can Do To Prevent It

By | Thu, 11/14/2013 - 17:36

Health officials warn that up to 90 percent of office workers may suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS).

Catching Pediatric Eye Cancer With A Smart Phone

By | Wed, 11/06/2013 - 19:37

A smart phone or digital camera can be used to screen for "white eyes" symptomatic of the pediatric eye cancer retinoblastoma.