February 10, 2017 by Contributor in Eyesight

Is Pinkeye Contagious?

Prevent the Spread of Pinkeye Infectious forms of pinkeye are highly contagious and are spread by direct contact with infected people. If someone has infectious pinkeye, avoid touching the eye area and wash the hands frequently, particularly after applying medications to the eye area. Never share towels or handkerchiefs, and

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February 07, 2017 by Contributor in Eyesight

Visual Field Test

Glaucoma Test Visual Field Testing Visual field testing actually maps the visual fields to detect any early (or late) signs of glaucomatous damage to the optic nerve. In order to find and follow glaucoma, visual fields are measured by a computer one eye at a time. One eye is covered

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February 06, 2017 by Contributor in Eyesight

Eye-Opening Research on Astronauts’ Vision Problems

Latest Eyesight News FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Vision deterioration is a major problem for astronauts who spend extended periods of time in space. Now researchers have identified the likely cause of the problem and a possible way to prevent it. According to researchers at UT Southwestern Medical

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January 27, 2017 by Contributor in Eyesight

Glaucoma: Save Your Sight – Glaucoma Screening

What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is the term applied to a group of eye diseases that gradually result in loss of vision by permanently damaging the optic nerve, the nerve that transmits visual images to the brain. The leading cause of irreversible blindness, glaucoma often produces no symptoms until it is

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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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