Nepal’s “God of Sight” eye doctor renowned for his innovative and inexpensive cataract surgery for the poor is taking his work beyond the Himalayan mountains so there is no more unnecessary blindness in the world
Related topics: Cataract, Blindness
Ophthalmologist Rupa Wong and optometrist Jenifer Bossert debunk myths about vision and eye health.
They debunk the myth that carrots improve your eyesight and reading in the dark damages your vision.
They also discuss the safety of LASIK eye...
THURSDAY, April 1, 2021 -- Cataracts are a threat to the vision of millions, but new study suggests a welcome aid to prevention: wine.
A few glasses of alcohol -- especially red wine -- a week may help reduce your risk of cataract surgery, new...
Related topics: Wine, Medical Research, Alcohol, Cataract
A patient with a genetic form of childhood blindness gained vision, which lasted more than a year, after receiving a single injection of an experimental RNA therapy into the eye.
Related topics: Blindness, Genetics
WEDNESDAY, March 31, 2021 -- Normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) is associated with an increased prevalence of cognitive impairment, according to a study published online March 29 in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
Sean Mullany, M.D., from...
Related topics: Glaucoma, Medical Research
SATURDAY, March 27, 2021 -- If you're one of the many people who've switched to working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, you need to take care of your eyes, the American Academy of Ophthalmology says.
Staring at a screen too long can lead to...
A new review article wrestles with the pandemic's possible ocular implications for children, who are home in front of their screens at levels like never before. Medscape Ophthalmology
TUESDAY, March 23, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Hana Hooper went to college with dreams of becoming a veterinarian. She aspired to boost her knowledge of biology and intended to amplify her interest in art.
She was 18, and her future...
Related topics: Stroke, Blindness
Will Flanary, MD, is the ophthalmologist behind the internet sensation Dr Glaucomflecken. His humor not only brings smiles to those in medicine, it helped him survive cancer (twice) and briefly dying. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology
FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 -- The frequency of urgent or emergent vitreoretinal surgical procedures decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online March 4 in JAMA Ophthalmology.
Noting that the American Academy of...
Related topics: Medical Research
WEDNESDAY, March 3, 2021 -- Researchers have identified 44 new genetic variants associated with glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness. They say their findings could provide new targets to treat the common eye disease.
In their study, the...
Related topics: Genetics, Glaucoma, Medical Research, Blindness