Health News

It's All in Your Head
Glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness in the U.S., may not start in the optic nerve of the eye as previously believed. Researchers indicate the first sign of the disease may appear in the brain.
Are You a Candidate for Refractive Eye Surgery?
Patients who wish to undergo elective refractive eye surgery must meet a number of criteria before they can be considered for the procedure.
Sight-Saving Inhibitions
Removing or inhibiting the enzyme 12-lipoxygenase might prevent or help treat ischemic retinopathy by delaying the growth of blood vessels in the retina.
Uveitis Patients Can See Clearly Now
An implant device that releases medication in the eye appears safe and effective against uveitis, a group of inflammatory eye diseases.
AMD Study Results are Eye-Opening
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health researchers have determined prevalence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has decreased in recent years.
Visionary Results
A medicine developed to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may also help patients with diabetic macular edema (DME), a new nationwide, government-funded study finds.
Stop Smoking, Maintain Vision?
Low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL or "good" cholesterol) and smoking appear to contribute to early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a recent study.
You've Seen Everything...Keep It That Way
What's the first thing everyone thinks of when the New Year rolls around in January? Self-improvement?
Focusing on Strabismus
A team of researchers detail in a new report how they wrapped the extraocular muscles of the eye with a specialized placental tissue called lyophilized amniotic membrane in a patient undergoing a third attempt at strabismus surgery on both medial rectus muscles.
Seeing is Believing
Researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute and four collaborating institutions have identified an unexpected biological pathway that may contribute to glaucoma.