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. 

How Routine Eye Exams Could Save Older Lives

By | Thu, 08/21/2014 - 17:12

Loss of visual acuity negatively impacts aging adults' instrumental activities of daily living levels, which in turn increases their risk for mortality.

Infrared Sensors May Soon Allow The Blind To Do Away With Cumbersome Canes

By | Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:52

University of Cincinnati researchers have developed a device that uses infrared sensors to detect obstacles ahead. With further research, it may one day replace canes.

5 Horrific Things Caused By Not Taking Care Of Your Contacts

By | Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:30

Improper contact lens care can lead to serious health complications, including blindness and corneal ulcers.

'Text Neck,' E. Coli, And Other Reasons Your Phone Is Bad For You [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Thu, 07/31/2014 - 14:33

Dry eyes? Neck pain? Never go anywhere without your phone? Cell phones are causing a raft of health problems.

Student Who Wore Contacts For 6 Months Straight Goes Blind From Cornea-Eating Parasite

By | Sat, 07/12/2014 - 15:55

A Taiwanese student who wore her contact lenses for six months straight without cleaning them went blind recently after a parasite bred underneath them and went on to eat her cornea.

Regrowing Eye Tissues From Stem Cells Just Got Easier

By | Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:04

Researchers have discovered how to regrow human corneal tissue and restore vision using a molecule that acts as a marker for limbal stem cells.

All That Schooling May Have Made You Nearsighted

By | Sun, 06/29/2014 - 19:40

The more you know, the more you're likely to be nearsighted, according to a new study linking environmental factors to myopia.

A Nightmarish Warning For Colored Contact Lenses From 'American Horror Story'

By | Sat, 06/28/2014 - 15:05

Crews from the TV show, "American Horror Story," helped to explain how incorrect use of decorative contact lenses can cause their fictional eye injuries to become your reality.

Telemedicine Can Screen Preemies For A Blinding Disease [VIDEO]

By | Thu, 06/26/2014 - 16:50

Telemedicine is an effective way to screen premature babies for the potentially blinding disease known as retinopathy of prematurity.

With Blindness Looming, 11-Year-Old Raises Over $100K To Find A Cure

By | Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:53

Lilly Diuble has raised over $100,000 in support of the Foundation Fighting Blindness while battling Usher syndrome, a degenerative disorder that causes hearing impairment and progressive vision loss.

Add Dry Eye To The List Of Problems Caused By Staring At Screens All Day

By | Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:22

Researchers say people who stare at computer screens the most produce less eye mucus, which can lead to potential complications.

Chinese Man’s Retina Is Detached After He Texts His Girlfriend In The Dark

By | Fri, 05/30/2014 - 18:27

A Chinese man suffered a detached retina after he texted his girlfriend too much in the dark; he had to undergo emergency surgery to repair his vision.

5 Things Your Eyes Can Say About Your Health

By | Fri, 05/16/2014 - 08:00

Your eyes can say a lot about your health, from minor conditions to underlying chronic disorders.

Why Drinking Coffee Is Good For Your Eyes

By | Wed, 05/07/2014 - 15:53

A new study shows that drinking coffee can actually prevent retina degeneration in mice, allowing scientists to find new ways to use the most popular drink on earth to treat eye damage.

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.

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