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New wearable device aids dry eye sufferers

A new wearable eyelid device that is blink-assisted can help those suffering from Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) in dry eye syndrome patients. The device addresses the underlying cause of dry eye by using targeted and adjustable thermal energy [...]

Eating healthy foods benefits vision

The old adage, "You are what you eat", does ring true when it comes to your eye health. Paying attention to what you what you put on your plate can help protect your eye health.

Eyedrops may reduce vision loss due to retinal vein occlusion

Researchers are currently testing new eyedrops that have the potential in preventing vision loss from retinal vein occlusion. The team at Columbia University Irving Medical Center published their findings in Nature Communications.

Popular Bladder Drug Linked to Serious Vision Problems

New evidence shows that the drug commonly prescribed to treat interstitial cystitis or bladder inflammation, Elmiron, may cause serious vision problems. It has specifically been linked to pigmentary maculopathy.

Epimacular Brachytherapy Not Beneficial in Treating Wet Macular Degeneration

Wet macular-degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in Europe and North America and anti-VEGF injections are the main therapies used to treat the disease. Epimacular Brachytherpay (EMB) was developed as a possible alternative treatment for [...]

Contact Lens Tracks Diabetes

While contact lenses are known to help correct vision, researchers have developed a contact lens that checks blood sugar levels and delivers drugs to the eye to treat diabetic retinopathy. Studies conducted on rabbit test subjects have been positive [...]

Your eyes benefit from exercise

Most people are well aware of the numerous benefits that exercise has on physical and mental well-being but new research suggests that exercise is beneficial in maintaining ocular health as well. Exercise was found to slow or prevent macular [...]

Higher incidence of depression among people with diabetic retinopathy

Patients dealing with diabetic retinopathy are more prone to depression than the general population according to findings from researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Data from over 95,575 patients over the age of 18 was [...]

No increased risk for stroke in ranibizumab patients

Researchers recently examined patient records to see if there was any link between an increased risk of stroke or acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and the use of ranibizumab (Lucentis) in patients being treated for exudative age-related macular [...]
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