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07.27.2018
FDA-approved Lumify eye drops promise brighter, whiter eyes without the risk of rebound redness. Here's what you need to know before giving them a try.
07.27.2018
Eleven different U.S. medical organizations have joined together to raise awareness of the dangers of indoor tanning, citing rising skin cancer rates, particularly among young women who are more likely to use indoor tanning beds.
07.27.2018
Ocular melanoma (melanoma in or around the eye) is a type of cancer that develops in the cells that produce pigment.
07.27.2018
Researchers have found that people with keratoconus may be 10 to 20 times more likely to suffer from the sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) than those without keratoconus.
06.27.2018
A 9-year-old boy in Greece permanently injured his left eye when he repeatedly gazed into a laser pointer's green beam, doctors say.
06.27.2018
Graves’ disease affects muscles and tissue surrounding the eyes and is caused when the immune system attacks the thyroid gland.
06.27.2018
How is cataract surgery associated with mortality outcomes in women with cataract?
06.27.2018
Firefighter Jay Northup is thankful to ophthalmologist Thomas Steinemann, MD, for helping to save his vision after a fireworks injury.
05.22.2018

Study published in the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology shows that a CRISPR-based treatment can restore retinal function in mice.

05.22.2018
Glaucoma damage is permanent—it cannot be reversed. But medicine and surgery help to stop further damage.
05.22.2018
Ocular melanoma is a rare cancer of the eye. Between 2,000 and 2,500 Americans are diagnosed with it each year, according to the Ocular Melanoma Foundation.
05.22.2018

Researchers use deep learning to create an algorithm to detect a common diabetic eye disease.

04.27.2018
Tens of thousands of sports and recreation-related eye injuries occur each year.
04.27.2018
Thanks to a biologic bandage that contains placenta tissue, Jeff Strayer's vision was saved after a dangerous chemical burn.
04.27.2018
Thanks to a new treatment that consists of vitamin B and ultraviolet light, James' vision was saved.
04.27.2018
Do you know what the difference is between ophthalmologists and optometrists?
03.26.2018
This unusual eye problem was the result of a rare autoimmune condition.
03.26.2018
Not all of these products have the ingredients and dosages that have been proven effective in clinical trials.
03.26.2018

Most people have heard of melanoma—but ocular melanoma?

02.19.2018
Good vision is key to a child’s physical development, success in school and overall well-being.
02.19.2018
Most of us remember to wear eye protection and sunscreen in the summer, but we probably don't think about it as much during the winter months.
02.19.2018
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness among older Americans.
01.23.2018
Two studies in this month’s issue of Ophthalmology suggest that communicating with patients using cap color exclusively could lead to confusion and harm.
01.23.2018
Your ophthalmologist might tell you to use artificial tears, which are eye drops that are like your own tears.
01.23.2018
Airsoft gun. For many people, this may sound like a harmless, Styrofoam toy weapon made by the Nerf company.
01.23.2018
When Peggy Wellman noticed she was having trouble seeing, she went to Nashville General Hospital thinking she just needed a new pair of glasses.
12.27.2017
They're made to dull the glare from oncoming headlights, street lights and more.
12.27.2017
The most recent eye news may turn out to be the most important of the year.
12.27.2017
If you're having pain or tearing and redness, then you might have scratched your eye.
12.27.2017
Never underestimate a mother’s intuition
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?
 
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