Posted 12:07 PM 6/20/2012
Posted 3:03 AM 5/17/2012
May 17, 2012 -- With summer nearly upon us, our sunglass habits could use improvement, according to a new report issued today by The Vision Council, an industry group.
While 73% of adults do wear sunglasses, only 58% of them make their children wear shades, too, the report found.
Posted 5:06 PM 4/20/2012
April 20, 2012 -- Caffeine can increase tear production and may someday be a treatment for dry eye, a new study shows.
The study was small, including only 78 people with normal tear production, says researcher Reiko Arita, MD, PhD, a clinical researcher at the University of Tokyo School of Medicine and an associate professor at Keio University in Japan.
Posted 7:01 PM 3/14/2012
Posted 5:20 PM 2/8/2012
Feb. 8, 2012 -- Functionally blind for many years, Tami Morehouse calls the gene therapy that partially restored her sight nothing short of a miracle.
Morehouse was the first of 12 patients with a rare congenital retinal disease to receive the experimental treatment in one eye three years ago, and she is one of just three who has now had the gene therapy in (More)
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Posted 8:06 PM 1/20/2012
Jan. 20, 2012 -- Researchers are developing contact lenses that may one day deliver painkilling drugs directly to the cornea after laser eye surgery.
The contact lenses rely on nanotechnology to slow the delivery of anesthetic medications.
Posted 6:09 PM 12/9/2011
Dec. 9, 2011 -- Most people who wear contact lenses say they know about the wear and care recommendations, but almost none actually comply with them, a new study shows.
More than 80% of contact lens wearers surveyed prior to an eye exam believed they followed good lens wear and care practices, but just 2% actually complied with most recommended lens hygiene (More)
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Posted 9:58 PM 11/1/2011
Posted 7:19 PM 10/28/2011
Oct. 28, 2011 (Orlando, Fla.) -- Vision problems among preschoolers may be more common than previously thought.
That's the conclusion of researchers who conducted two large studies funded by the National Institutes of Health.