Irritated, burning and red eyes are the hallmarks of dry eye syndrome. But why do dry eye symptoms occur?
The normal lubricating layer of moisture in the eye is called the tear film. Far from being a simpl
The current therapy for treating wet macular degeneration involves costly, frequent injections into the eye.Researchers are currently working on a new therapy that involves putting an implant into the eye that would continuously deliver the medication into the eye.
Patients with Sjogren's syndrome suffer from severe dry eye which is caused by their immune system attacking the glands that make tears. The dry eye symptoms of Sjogren's Syndrome can be disabling, causing severe eye pain and extreme light sensitivity.
Researchers published a recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that highlights the potential benefits of eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables in helping reduce the risk of developing cataracts.
Researchers at the Riken Institute in Japan completed the first clinical trial involving the transplantation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) from donors.
Five patients received the donated cells.
While it is known that the retina is a crucial part of vision, it is also viewed by many doctors to be the window to the brain, since it is linked directly to the brain via the optic nerve.
Armed with this knowle
A Taiwanese woman came to the emergency room with a painfully swollen eyelid only to discover that she had four sweat bees dwelling under her eyelid.
Doctors were startled to find the tiny insects, which are onl
A new study notes a link between a diet rich in colorful vegetables and fruits to a reduced risk in developing age-related cataracts (ARC).
Colorful fruits and vegetables including those with red, orange and yel
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine researchers studied the ocular as well as systemic effects that three anti-VEGF therapies had on patients.
Pegatanib, ranibizumab and bevacizumab were all compared to p
Researchers at the University of California - Berkeley have found a way to treat eye diseases such as macular degeneration by turning ganglion cells into cells that can sense light. Many degenerative eye diseases are caused by photoreceptors that no longer work correct
Google is pairing up with it's sister company, Verily, to make screening for diabetic retinopathy and diabetic edema more accessible for patients in India.India faces a shortage of more than 100,000 eye doctors and an epidemic of diabetic retinopathy.
In an effort to determine whether preoperative (pre-op) phone calls could safely be a substitute for the traditional in-person pre-op office visit, researchers conducted a retrospective study of the outcomes of pre-op phone consults and traditional in-person pre-op offic