Eye Health News

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  • 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.
  • 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.

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