January 19, 2017 by Contributor in Eyesight

Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Sight-Stealing Eye Condition

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Eyesight News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — An experimental drug may one day make treatment simpler for patients suffering from vision-threatening age-related macular degeneration, researchers say. So far, the drug — called AXT107 — has been only tested on mice and rabbits, but

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January 06, 2017 by Contributor in Eyesight

U.S. Glaucoma Cases Expected to Surge by 2030

Latest Eyesight News FRIDAY, Jan. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Glaucoma affects more than 3 million Americans, but that number is expected to surge to more than 4 million by 2030, eye experts say. Glaucoma is a group of incurable eye diseases that gradually lead to vision loss. There are

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December 20, 2016 by Contributor in Eyesight

Uveitis

Uveitis Symptom Photophobia Sensitivity to light is the inability to tolerate light, medically known as photophobia. In someone who is light sensitive, any type of light source (sunlight, fluorescent light, incandescent light) can cause discomfort. Photophobia typically causes a need to squint or close the eyes, and headache, nausea, or

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December 09, 2016 by Contributor in Eyesight

Could Regular Pot Smoking Harm Vision?

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Eyesight News THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Smoking pot regularly may be linked to a limited degree of vision impairment, a new French study suggests. The finding stems from very preliminary research involving just 52 participants, 28 of whom were regular marijuana users.

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December 05, 2016 by Contributor in Eyesight

‘Halo’ Effect Common After Lasik Eye Surgery

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter Latest Eyesight News FRIDAY, Dec. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Nine out of 10 Lasik laser eye surgery patients report satisfaction afterwards. But a sizable percentage experience new visual disturbances — like seeing halos around lights — up to six months after the procedure, a new

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December 02, 2016 by Contributor in Eyesight

Can Extra Time Outdoors When Young Reduce Nearsightedness?

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter Latest Eyesight News THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Spending more time outside early in life may offer some protection against nearsightedness, a new study suggests. The European study authors suspect that additional exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet B (UVB) rays may play a role

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