While men and women have many health differences, one difference that is probably not widely known is that women are more susceptible to eye disease and other eye conditions than men.
People who are at the highest risk of developing glaucoma may benefit from early treatment of ocular hypertension.
Renowned ophthalmologist, Dr. Arnall Patz, has passed away at the age of 89. Dr. Patz’s groundbreaking research led to the discovery that high doses of oxygen administered to premature infants could cause a form of blindness now known as retinopathy of prematurity (R.O.P.).
Researchers have found a relationship between anti-depressant use and an increased risk of developing cataracts.
Uveitis, an inflammation of the eye’s middle layer of tissue, is responsible for about 10 percent of blindness in the United States. Smoking may increase the risk of contracting uveitis.
Women who are using or who had used Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) have increased rates of cataract removal.
Predominantly considered a disease of the eye, scientists have discovered that the first signs of injury in glaucoma actually take place in the brain.
A researcher has discovered the process which causes retinal cells to die, causing blindness in diabetic patients.