Health News

Eye Deal in Stem Cells
Transforming cells to serve another purpose is inching toward reality. Scientists are now able to turn adult stem cells into eye cells that have been corrupted during age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Eye Say Let the Sun Shine!
Noel Coward's famous command  "Mad dogs and Englishmen! Go out in the midday sun!", is a good command for women's eye health as well.  In a recent research study, women under 75 with high levels of vitamin D were much less likely to develop early age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss in adults.
A Fatty Fish Called Wanda Has Acids For You
The human body can do many wonderful things, but producing Omega-3 fatty acids on its own is just not one of them.
Whoa Nelly!
Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss in Americans under the age of 65. A new study shows there are now two therapies that may slow down the progression of this sight robbing disease.
The Eyes Have It
Cataract surgery awaits 33 percent of the America’s population. A new surgical tool from Catalys looks to make the process a lot more streamlined.  
Eye Disease Linked to Stroke
A disease that can cause vision loss in people of all ages also increases some patients' risk of stroke.
Seeing the World with New Eyes
An inexpensive drug has been shown to benefit premature infants born with retinopathy (the uncontrolled growth of blood vessels in the retinas, which can lead to scarring and retinal detachment).
Researchers Clearly C Vitamins' Role in Cataracts
A recent study from Harvard Medical School finds that vitamins C and E appear to do little to influence the development or outcome of age-related cataracts.
Lifting the Fog on Cataract Meds
Pirenoxine (PRX), a non-prescription medication found in eye drops used in China and other countries to prevent cataracts, may actually work, according to a new study.
Keep Those Old Eyes Seeing It All
Following what was no doubt a successful campaign last month to raise awareness for glaucoma, the organization Prevent Blindness America continues to work for healthy eyes by promoting February as Age-related Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Awareness month. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States with over 1.5 million adults over age 50 suffering vision loss due to AMD. As the nation grows older it is anticipated that over 17 million people will have moderate to severe AMD by the time the next decade arrives. The macu...