Eye Damage May Occur With Use of Bladder Drug

A popular drug used to treat interstitial cystitis of the bladder was shown in a recent study to cause retinal damage in a study presented at the 2019 American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting. Researchers examined a database of 4.3 million patients at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California after a report from last year claimed […]

Gene therapy treatment for AMD in clinical trials

Phase 1 clinical trials on a new gene therapy to treat age-related macular degeneration are currently underway in multiple locations around the country. Early results from the trials are offering promising results and researchers hope gene therapy for wet macular degeneration will be available within the next 3 to 5 years. This new therapy would […]

Digital therapy for children with ‘lazy eye’

A new digital therapy platform has been released to help patients with amblyopia, otherwise known as “lazy eye”. The subscription-based technology is available from the startup, AmblyoPlay. Progress can be monitored through a progression tracker and shared with eye care providers. Amblyopia is the most common visual impairment in children, with up to 3% of […]

Air pollution a factor in macular degeneration

Study results recently published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine point to a link between air pollutants and an increased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration. This is the first study to show a notable association between macular degeneration and high levels of atmospheric pollution. The study was conducted in Taiwan and involved tracking levels […]

Why are more children becoming nearsighted?

The National Eye Institute is sponsoring a study to determine the effect of red and blue light on children’s vision. The University of Houston College of Optometry has a lab set up and children aged 7 to 14 who are accompanied by a guardian sleep over and are exposed to red and blue lights at […]

Sweat bees inhabit woman’s Eyelid!

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 only 3 to 4 mm long. The woman had been visiting a relative’s grave site where she believes the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Leonardo da Vinci’s greatness due to an eye disorder?

Perhaps if Leonardo da Vinci had access to a good eye doctor, his great skill as an artist may have never developed and the world may have never known his name. A recent examination of da Vinci’s artistic works shed some light on the possibility that the great artist suffered from an eye disorder known […]