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A low-vision therapy program that includes a home visit, counseling, assistive devices such as magnifiers and assignments to practice using them appears to significantly improve vision in veterans wit ...


Corneal grafts obtained from donors dying in the hospital or with cancer may be associated with an increased risk of infection for the recipient. Infection is an uncommon but serious complication o ...


Research conducted by Reza Dana, at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary ( MEEI ) Cornea Service, and colleagues at the Schepens Eye Research Institute, have found for the first time that topical d ...


Individuals who have higher dietary intake of foods with omega-3 fatty acids and higher fish consumption have a reduced risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration, while those with higher serum ...


Current and past smokers appear to have a higher risk of developing late age-related macular degeneration than those who have never smoked. Age-related macular degeneration ( AMD ) is the leading c ...


The interplay between genetic predisposition and exposure to modifiable risk factors can multiply the risk for age-related macular degeneration. Age-related macular degeneration ( AMD ) can cause b ...


The statins are associated with a lower incidence of nuclear cataract, the most common type of age-related cataract. Statins are widely used to decrease serum cholesterol for cardiovascular disease ...


A study, led by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center and published in Nature Genetics, pinpoints the role that two genes, Factor H and Factor B, play in the development of nearly three ou ...


A paper published in Trends in Neuroscience by Nicolas G. Bazan, at Louisiana State University ( LSU ) Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, reports on the role that the omega-3 fatty acids in fish o ...


Early studies indicate cannabidiol works to protect the eye from growing a plethora of leaky blood vessels, the hallmark of diabetic retinopathy, says Gregory I. Liou, at the Medical College of Georgi ...


Age-related macular degeneration ( AMD ), one of the leading causes of vision loss in older adults and a person's risk may partly depend upon diet, could be due to quality of carbohydrates, rather tha ...


Fusarium is associated with an increasing number of cases of keratitis. Infections caused by fungi can be devastating to both the structure of the eye and the patient's vision. Keratitis, or swellin ...


A small study found that major intestinal surgery, including stomach reduction for obesity, may boost the chances of subsequent vitamin A deficiency. The researchers have based their findings on th ...


Some patients with glaucoma appear to have higher pressure in their eyes during sleep at night than during the day when it is usually measured, possibly putting them at higher risk for progression of ...


People who have elevated homocysteine in their blood, an amino acid that is a known biomarker for cardiovascular disease, may also be at an increased risk of developing age-related macular degeneratio ...