6 Vision Changes You Shouldn’t Ignore

There are many problems associated with the eyes that can be indicators of something far more serious, including cancer, that warrant making an appointment with your eye doctor. In many cases, a routine eye exam can diagnose a major issue with your vision at an early stage. Here are six changes to your eyes that […]

Glaucoma not helped by smoking pot

Organizations touting the benefits of medicinal marijuana are common these days. One of the popular myths surrounding marijuana is that it is helpful in treating glaucoma. Due to this rather popular misconception, the National Eye Institute researched whether marijuana or it’s active ingredient, THC, could be used safely in treating intraocular eye pressure (IOP) which […]

Starry-eyed: Man affected by rare rosette cataract

While cataracts commonly afflict older adults, when younger people develop a cataract, it’s usually due to trauma to the head or eye. A man in India found this out the hard way after taking a punch to the left side of his face. Two days after the fight, the man sought medical help when his […]

Oranges reduce AMD risk 60%

Forget an apple a day to keep the doctor away, reach for an orange as a recent study shows that eating an orange a day can reduce your risk of developing late macular degeneration by as much as 60 percent. The flavonoids found in oranges provide a special protection against age-related macular degeneration. Researchers at […]

To reduce inflammation: Sip a spinach smoothie

Researchers at Linkoping University in Sweden continued their research of lutein which is not only an antioxidant but an anti-inflammatory agent as well. The last lutein study revealed that the lutein can reduce inflammation in immune cells of patients dealing with coronary artery disease and the lutein can be stored within the immune cells. The […]

Implantable Lucentis means fewer injections for wet macular degeneration

Fewer Injections for Wet Macular Degeneration? A tiny implantable device for the treatment of macular degeneration is in clinical trials and may be approved by the FDA. The device will lessen the burden of patients who currently must endure injections on a monthly basis to treat their wet form of macular degeneration. This breakthrough device […]

Blood test to detect Macular Degeneration?

A new blood test is being developed by Australian researchers at The John Curtin School of Medical Research that detects whether a patient is at risk of developing dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Fast and Easy Blood Test for Macular Degeneration? The research team used a light model to study the deterioration of the retina’s […]

Hallucinations associated with Macular Degeneration

Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) is a condition that age-related macular degeneration patients can develop that causes visual hallucinations. It is found in patients who have profound vision loss. Researchers have offered many ideas as to why these hallucinations occur but very few have been tested until recently when researcher, David Painter, tested the theory that […]

Eye calcifications raise AMD risk

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in collaboration with the Queen’s University Belfast made a breakthrough discovery regarding age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Researchers discovered that calcified nodules in the retina are linked to an increase risk for the progression to advanced AMD. Researchers studied clinical imaging in patients as well as molecular analysis […]

Dry Eye Syndrome Slows Reading Rate

As if dealing with burning, irritated and weepy eyes isn’t enough, dry eye sufferers may also experience a slower reading rate due to the symptoms of dry eye syndrome. Researchers at Mount Sinai’s New York Eye and Ear Infirmary recently published their study results in Optometry and Vision Science. Researchers recruited 186 adults aged 50 and […]