Your Contact Lens Might Someday Dispense Eye Drugs
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Contact lenses that deliver glaucoma medication over long periods are getting closer to reality, say researchers working with laboratory animals.
Poor People With Diabetes May Miss Out on Eye Care
THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes are at increased risk for eye problems, but a new study finds that poor diabetes patients who go to public hospital clinics have low rates of eye care.
Study Clears Certain Antibiotics of Serious Eye Risk
TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Cipro and other drugs in the same class of antibiotics don't appear to raise the risk of an eye problem called retinal detachment, according to a new study that contradicts previous research.
Age-Related Eye Differences May Cause Falls
TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults are far more likely than young people to have vision differences between their eyes. This could increase their risk for falls if they don't get the correct vision prescription for each eye, researchers say.
You Might See Better in Your Eye Doctor's Office
THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers warn that patients who see perfectly well in their eye doctor's office often end up seeing considerably less well in the comfort of their own home.
Laser Toys Can Damage Eyes: Report
THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Popular laser toys can cause serious and potentially permanent eye damage, a new report warns.
Air Pollution Linked to Dry Eye Syndrome in Study
TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Residents of American cities with high levels of air pollution are much more likely to develop dry eye syndrome than people who live in cities with cleaner air, a new study shows.
'The Pill' Tied to Raised Risk of Glaucoma
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Taking birth control pills for more than three years may increase a woman's risk of developing the eye disease glaucoma, a new study suggests.
Eyes Might Be Window Into Common Heart Disorder
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Damage to the blood vessels of the eyes or kidneys might help identify people who are at raised risk for a common type of heart-rhythm disorder, a new study suggests.
Cornea Donor's Age Not a Big Factor, Researchers Say
FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- If you need a corneal transplant to improve your vision, don't worry too much about the donor's age, a new study says.