Ophthalmology

January 20, 2021
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Myopia up in children confined to home during pandemic

(HealthDay)—For children aged 6 to 8 years, home confinement during the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with a significant myopic shift, according to a study published online […]
January 13, 2021
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Exploring the ciliary body’s role in eye health

Adult mouse eye morphology. Credit: Ting Xie Lab What if the degenerative eye conditions that lead to glaucoma, corneal dystrophy, and cataracts could be detected and […]
December 12, 2020
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New insights about age-related macular degeneration could spur better treatments

Credit: CC0 Public Domain “Wet” age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common causes of irreversible vision loss in the elderly, and it occurs […]
November 21, 2020
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Study suggests that in the future glaucoma eye tests could be performed at home

Image of the Eyecatcher glaucoma monitoring system, developed at City, University of London. Credit: Crabb Lab, City, University of London Glaucoma is a chronic condition that […]
November 20, 2020
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Point of care imaging can help patients receive sight saving treatments faster

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Simple, non-invasive imaging at the point of care can aid the diagnosis of corneal infections, reducing the risk of sight loss and […]
November 6, 2020
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Another tragedy tied to opioids: Eye disease

eye (HealthDay)—America’s ongoing opioid epidemic is costing increasing numbers of addicts their eyesight, a new study reports. The number of drug addicts who developed vision-endangering eye […]
November 4, 2020
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Rubber bullets, pepper spray rob vision

(HealthDay)—Last summer, the American Academy of Ophthalmology condemned the use of rubber bullets as a law enforcement tactic for crowd control during protests that rocked the […]
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