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FDA Issues Second Warning to Physicians about Certain Compounded Drugs
FDA has received additional reports of fungal endophthalmitis (eye infections) in patients who were given Brilliant Blue G ( BBG ) during eye surgery since the FDA Warning to Physicians was posted on March 19, 2012.
FDA Issues Second Warning to Physicians about Certain Compounded Drugs
FDA has received additional reports of fungal endophthalmitis (eye infections) in patients who were given Brilliant Blue G ( BBG ) during eye surgery since the FDA Warning to Physicians was posted on March 19, 2012.
Caffeine May Relieve Dry Eyes
Patients suffering from dry eye syndrome may find relief from an unexpected source. New research suggests that caffeine may help the eye produce tears, potentially relieving the uncomfortable dryness.
Mechanism Linked to AMD Found
Researchers have found that a key part of the immune system is linked to developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the most common causes of blindness.
Cataracts Affect Nighttime Driving Ability
Passing a state driving test may not necessarily mean driving at night is safe. Those who suffer from cataracts or blurred vision appear to have difficulty recognizing pedestrians at night -- even after passing an eye exam.
Corneal Thickness Foreshadows Rare Eye Disorder
For patients with an uncommon, painful eye condition that can gradually lead to blindness, the ability to identify and treat it early could be key to management of the disorder.
Eye Drug Better than Surgery
Patients with a persistent form of diabetic macular edema, which causes swelling of the retina, appear to do better with a prescribed drug over laser therapy, the long-preferred treatment for the eye condition.
Antibiotic Linked to Retinal Detachment
A common oral antibiotic used to treat bone and joint infections, severe ear infections, urinary infections and bronchitis may slightly increase the risk of developing a serious eye condition called retinal detachment.
An Eye For Lab-Built Retinas
Scientists have found a method for creating laboratory-built retina structures from human blood. The synthetic retinas could be used to study and test drugs for degenerative eye disease, including retinitis pigmentosa , which causes blindness.
Eye Disease May Give Clues of Brain Decline
An eye exam can do far more than screen for potential vision problems. It also can give doctors a view into the body's vascular system, and it may even be able to pinpoint patients more likely to suffer cognitive decline.