Eye Health News

1977 stamp from the Republic of Niger, calling attention to river blindness, showing an eye with the World Health Organization logo, and a dagger over a fly. 

  • Nobel Prize Awarded to Scientists Who Helped Defeat River Blindness Tuesday, October 6, 2015

  • Scientists William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ömura have won a shared 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine for their discoveries that helped stop blinding parasitic infections around the world.
  • Over-the-Counter Costume Contacts May Contain Chemicals Harmful to Eyes Monday, October 5, 2015

  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology has issued a warning to costume shoppers about over-the-counter costume contact lenses after a new study found that several varieties tested positive for chlorine and other harmful chemicals.
  • Eye Exercises May Improve Vision Around Blind Spot Tuesday, September 29, 2015

  • Recent research shows it may be possible to reduce the size of the natural blind spots that everyone has in their vision, by 'exercising' the vision in those areas. Want to find your own blind spots? Read on to find out how.
  • Could Stem Cells Cure Blindness Caused by Macular Degeneration? Tuesday, September 29, 2015

  • News is buzzing today with reports that British doctors have begun a clinical trial of a new stem cell operation for people with age-related macular degeneration, or AMD. While preliminary results of the clinical trial are not yet available, the potential for this type of therapy is significant for many, as AMD is the leading cause of blindness in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
  • Getting a glasses prescription online: What you should know Friday, September 25, 2015

  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology has provided the public with some guidelines to keep in mind when considering getting a glasses prescription online.

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