Eye Health News


  • Annual Eye Exams Can Save Sight for People with Diabetes Monday, November 30, 2015

  • People who have diabetic retinopathy often don't notice changes in their vision in the disease's early stages. But as it progresses, diabetic retinopathy usually causes vision loss that in many cases cannot be reversed.
  • Digital Glasses For Lazy Eye Thursday, November 19, 2015

  • Programmable digital glasses for lazy eye work as well as eye patching, study shows, improving vision by about 2 lines on the reading chart after 3 months. First new effective lazy eye treatment in 50 years.
  • Seniors with Diabetes: Are You Making the Most of Your Medicare Benefits? Monday, November 2, 2015

  • One in four Americans age 65 or older has diabetes, putting them at increased risk for vision loss and blindness. Fortunately, diabetes-related vision loss is largely preventable with regular care. Yet, studies have found a majority of Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes do not get the necessary eye exams.
  • Uveitis May Be Linked with Tattoos More Than Previously Thought Friday, October 30, 2015

  • Tattoos – especially black-ink tattoos – may be associated with uveitis more often than previously thought, according to research from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. This research does not mean that black-ink tattoos cause uveitis, but it definitely points to something that needs further research. In some people there does seem to be a connection of some kind.
  • 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.

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