Eye Disease

Current news, research and stories about eye disease, including diabetic retinopathy, blindness, glaucoma, eye pressure, cataracts, and more.

Study Finds Hidden Risk Factors for Cornea Condition

A large new study, published in the journal Ophthalmology, reveals previously unknown risk factors associated with keratoconus, an eye condition that causes serious progressive...

Metformin May Reduce Risk of Open-Angle Glaucoma in Diabetic Patients

A new study finds that taking the medication metformin hydrochloride was associated with reduced risk of developing the sight-threatening disease open-angle glaucoma in people...
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Virtual Reality a New Tool for Evaluating Balance in Glaucoma Patients

People living with diabetes are nearly twice as likely to get glaucoma. Falls are a leading cause of injury and death, and the risk...
Game Changing Diabetic Eye Treatment Success Can Be Predicted

Discovery Predicts Who Responds Best to Game-Changing Diabetic Eye Disease Treatment

Researchers have found a biomarker that predicts which diabetic patients will respond best to a common diabetic complication.
Diabetic Retinopathy - New Target Found

New Treatment Target for Diabetic Retinopathy

New target for reducing dysfunctional blood vessel development in the eye in a condition called diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults, has been found.

FDA Approves Eylea to Treat Diabetic Retinopathy and DME

Breakthrough therapy designation granted to Eylea for the treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy with Diabetic Macular Edema. Eylea is administered by a physician once a...
Immune Matched Stem Cells

New Method Prevents Retinal Transplant Rejection, May Treat Retinal Diseases

A new treatment that prevents retinal transplant rejection using immune-matched stem cells may be used to treat age-related macular degeneration and other retinal diseases. Stem...

Vision Loss Due to Diabetes Rising Globally

Blindness and visual impairment due to diabetes is rising significantly around the world, but people from certain regions are experiencing more vision loss than...
Photo of Eye: Vision Loss Prevention with Eye Pressure Test

New Eye Pressure Test Could Prevent Loss of Vision

University of Missouri School of Medicine researcher recommends new approach for checking eye pressure which can reduce risk of vision loss or blindness in...
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Lucentis Effective Against Diabetic Retinopathy

Results of a recent study show that Lucentis is highly effective at treating proliferative diabetic retinopathy and may be an alternative to laser therapy....
Diabetic Retinopathy and Depression

Diabetic Retinopathy Linked to Higher Depression Risk

Study details the association between severity of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema with symptoms of depression and anxiety in adults with diabetes. In a...
Eye Exam - Prevent Vision Loss in Diabetic Patients

New Way to Prevent Vision Loss and Diabetic Retinopathy Found

A study suggests a new way to prevent vision loss and diabetic retinopathy with minimal side effects - a discovery which could affect as...
Children with Diabetes - Not Getting Proper Eye Care

Diabetic Children Not Screened Properly for Retinopathy

Diabetes among youths has been steadily increasing, but proper evaluations for diabetic retinopathy are falling short of recommendations. Many youths with type 1 and 2...
Paolo Silva - Diabetes Retinopathy Research

New Scanning Technology Benefits Diabetic Eye Care

After examining more than 25,000 patients, researchers found that by using a new scanning technology, diabetic retinopathy can be identified from a remote location...

Way to Restore Vision Using Stem Cells Discovered

Researchers have succeeded in producing photoreceptors from human embryonic stem cells, which can help restore vision in people suffering from macular degeneration. Age-related macular degeneration...

New Way of Preventing Diabetes-Related Blindess Found

Several recently developed drugs slow progression to proliferative diabetic retinopathy, but do not reliably prevent it. New research points to a new treatment that...

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