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11.29.2017
A report published in a medical journal reinforces what that the American Academy of Ophthalmology has said many times. Projectile toys are not safe.
11.29.2017
A study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology suggests that pre-eclampsia may be associated with retinal disease in the mother later in life.
11.29.2017
Having a family history of eye disease can put you at a higher risk for developing one yourself.
10.30.2017
Colored contacts, circle lenses, sclera contacts and other costume contact lenses may be advertised like toys. They might seem like a no-fuss way to add something extra to a costume. But contact lenses are medical devices. Wearing contacts without an exam and prescription from a doctor can blind you.
10.30.2017
An FDA advisory panel has recommended that the new treatment be approved. The therapy targets a gene mutation that can damage the eye.
10.30.2017
The eye sits in a protective bony socket called the orbit. Six extraocular muscles in the orbit are attached to the eye. These muscles move the eye up and down and side to side, and rotate the eye.
10.30.2017
The day of Te’ LaVette’s wedding was busy, but not in the way she had planned. Te’ had a bad habit of sleeping in her contact lenses. She got away with it for some five years. But it caught up with her – on her wedding day
09.27.2017
A cataract is a clouding of the eye's naturally clear lens. Your eye becomes like a window that is frosted or yellowed.
09.27.2017
Women are more likely than men to have glaucoma and women are also more likely to be visually impaired or blind due to glaucoma.
09.27.2017
Getting an eye exam is an important part of staying healthy. But do you know when you should get an eye exam and what the exam should cover? Read up on the basics to get the right exam at the right time and ensure your vision lasts a lifetime.
09.27.2017
Sometimes a medical eye exam can save a life. David Hibler, Sr., went to ophthalmologist Michael Feilmeier, MD, because he had trouble with his vision. Within minutes, he learned he could suffer a major stroke at any moment.
08.29.2017
It’s easy to test whether you’re color blind. You don’t even need to go to a doctor. A set of images called the Ishihara color plates is one of the most common and reliable tests.
08.29.2017
If you’ve thought about saving your solar eclipse glasses until the next eclipse in 2024, it’s not a bad idea. The American Astronomical Society says modern eclipse glasses do not expire. If the glasses were compliant with the ISO 12312-2, and have no punctures, scratches or tears, and the filters/lenses remain attached to the frames, they will last.
08.29.2017
When you stare at a screen for hours at a time, whether it is a computer, TV, phone or tablet, you are exposed to blue light from the device. But there is no scientific evidence that blue light from digital devices causes damage to your eye.
08.29.2017
A detached retina occurs when the retina, the light sensitive tissue, separates from the back of the eye. When detached, the cells of the retina will begin to die. This can lead to irreversible blindness so the retina needs to be reattached quickly by an ophthalmologist.
07.27.2017
For eye tattoos, the tattooist injects ink just under the surface of the conjunctiva, so it colors the sclera – the white part of the eye. In this case, the ink had been injected too deep, into the vitreous humor in the middle of the eye.
07.27.2017
The American Academy of Ophthalmology often gets questions about whether recovery from eye surgery or having a specific condition means that the patient shouldn’t fly. If you have questions about your eye health, you should talk to your own ophthalmologist.
07.27.2017
Blepharitis is when you have bacteria and oily flakes at the base of your eyelashes.
07.27.2017
I have poison ivy in my eye. What should I do?
06.26.2017
Color helps us remember objects, influences our purchases and sparks our emotions. But did you know that objects do not possess color?
06.26.2017
While swimming is a great form of exercise and a relaxing way to cool down, it can be hard on your eyes.
06.26.2017
Think only those who play carelessly with fireworks get injured? Meet Stacy Young. She was sitting more than 100 yards away from a firework display when she was struck in the head.
06.26.2017
Watching a solar eclipse is a memorable experience, but looking directly at the sun can seriously damage your eyes.
05.25.2017
Astigmatism is an imperfection in the curvature of your cornea.
05.25.2017
It was just a last-minute trip to the ophthalmologist for a quick prescription for contact lenses before he left town for a soccer tournament. But by day’s end, 15-year-old Nick Myers was in an ambulance on his way to the hospital for emergency treatment to save his life.
05.25.2017
If you have any questions before or after a dilated eye exam or procedure, be sure to speak with your eye doctor.
05.25.2017
As the weather gets warmer and the days grow longer, we often think about improving our health and getting into better shape. As you prepare to enjoy the outdoors this summer, don’t forget a plan for keeping your eyes happy as well.
04.20.2017
A stroke affecting either side of the brain may cause problems with vision. This is because the visual pathways responsible for your sight involve both sides of the brain.
04.20.2017
Floaters look like small specks, dots, circles, lines or cobwebs in your field of vision. While they seem to be in front of your eye, they are floating inside
04.20.2017
True fact: about 10,000 years ago, every human on Earth had brown eyes.
04.20.2017
Lazy eye and strabismus surgery are popular topics that are often misunderstood and can be confused.
04.20.2017
Whenever I wake up from a night of sleep or a short nap, my eyes are bloodshot. Why is this and what can I do?
03.20.2017
Please Touch the Art debuted this month at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The UNO Art Gallery holds a collection of 63 exhibition pieces, including sculptures, pictures, drawings.
03.20.2017
As a very premature baby weighing just over a pound, Dana faced a high risk of blindness due to a condition called retinopathy of prematurity.
03.20.2017
You're very unlikely to catch herpes from sharing a virtual reality (VR) headset. However, you could get pink eye easily.
03.20.2017
Collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia set out to assess how many people with diabetes had regular eye exams.
02.27.2017
Vision loss is a major public health concern in the United States. People who have vision loss commonly experience depression, anxiety, and confusion.
02.27.2017
Well, I certainly have had my experience dealing with blind children.  When our daughter, Lynne, was born in 1953, within a couple of weeks we realized something was not quite right about her eyes.
02.27.2017
After only eight hours of playing a training video games, kids with vision problems saw big improvements in peripheral vision. Try this quick vision test.
01.30.2017
We don’t often give our eyes as much thought as we should, that is until something goes wrong and our vision is affected. But when you learn more about eyes, you realize just how amazing they are.
01.30.2017
For many people, the notion of being able to get an eyeglass prescription and buy glasses without a trip to the eye doctor sounds appealing. But is this really a good idea?
01.30.2017
The unusual new documentary 'Notes on Blindness' has an even more unusual virtual reality companion piece
12.27.2016
The dots may look like little worms as the bigger white blood cells stretch and elongate to pass through the capillaries.
12.27.2016
Having your eyebrows and eyelashes tinted in a salon may seem like an easy way to avoid having to use an eye pencil for a month or two. But experts warn these treatments may not be safe.
12.27.2016
Eyelid spasm or twitching (blepharospasm) is associated with an abnormal function of the basal ganglion, the part of the brain responsible for controlling the muscles.
12.27.2016
Sweat contains salt, which can irritate the eyes. Plus, it's slightly acidic compared with the eye's fluid.
11.25.2016
Stephanie Beaver Alder was born with a condition called herpes keratitis, a viral infection of the eye that has vision-threatening consequences.
11.25.2016
How your pink eye is treated usually depends on the form of conjunctivitis you have. Your eye doctor may have taken a swab sample from your eye to help determine if your pink eye is viral or bacterial.
11.25.2016
While it's true that good nutrition is essential for long-term eye health, there can also be a more direct connection between food and eye safety.
 
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