Skip to content

    Eye Health Center

    News Related to Eye Health

    1. New Eye Drugs Treat Macular Degeneration

      Oct. 17, 2005 (Chicago) -- Some ophthalmologists are treating an increasing number of people at risk for severe vision loss from age-related macular degeneration with a drug approved for cancer. And others are expressing optimism about the promise of new drugs now available or in the approval proces

      Read Full Article
    2. Cigarettes Linked to Late-Life Blindness

      Sept. 7, 2005 - Need another reason to stop smoking? Cigarette smokers are far more likely than nonsmokers to go blind late in life, but few people are aware of the risk, new research suggests. Smoking was associated with a two- to threefold increase in the risk of developing age-related macular deg

      Read Full Article
    3. Cosmic Radiation May Up Cataracts in Pilots

      Aug. 8, 2005 -- Exposure to high-altitude cosmic radiation may make commercial pilots more likely to get cataracts than nonpilots. Cataracts in the center of the eye's lens were three times as common among commercial pilots as among their peers who weren't pilots, write researchers from Iceland in t

      Read Full Article
    4. Study: Fruits, Veggies May Help Avoid Cataracts

      June 17, 2005 -- Eating lots of fruits and vegetables may help avoid cataracts, say researchers in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition . "High intake of fruits and vegetables may have a modest protective effect" against cataracts, they write. The research team included William Christen of Har

      Read Full Article
    5. New Contact Lenses Cut Eye Infection Risk

      March 21, 2005 -- The new generation of contact lenses carries a lower risk of severe eye infections when worn for extended periods of time, say British researchers. "Those who choose to sleep in lenses should be advised to wear silicone hydrogel lenses, which carry a five times decreased risk of se

      Read Full Article
    6. New Macular Degeneration Drug Preserves Sight

      Dec. 29, 2004 - A new drug may help slow the gradual loss of vision associated with the leading cause of blindness among the elderly. New research shows the drug, Macugen, slowed loss of vision as well as reduced the risk of severe vision loss or blindness among older adults with the wet form of age

      Read Full Article
    7. New Drug for Rare Type of Macular Degeneration

      Dec. 21, 2004 -- The FDA has approved a new drug treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration. The drug, called Macugen, doesn't cure the condition, but it slows vision loss. Wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) is rare. It accounts for about 1 in 10 cases of macular degeneration. Bu

      Read Full Article
    8. New Drug for Rare Type of Macular Degeneration.

      Dec. 21, 2004 -- The FDA has approved a new drug treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration. The drug, called Macugen, doesn't cure the condition, but it slows vision loss. Wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) is rare. It accounts for about 1 in 10 cases of macular degeneration. Bu

      Read Full Article
    9. Hard Contact Lenses Slow Kids' Nearsightedness

      Dec. 13, 2004 -- Nearsightedness progresses more slowly in children who wear hard contact lenses compared with those who wear soft contact lenses, say Ohio researchers. About a quarter of the U.S. population is nearsighted. The problem, called myopia, usually starts between ages 8-16 years. It can w

      Read Full Article
    10. Lead Exposure Eyed as Risk for Cataracts

      Dec. 7, 2004 -- Lead exposure may increase the risk of cataracts, especially for men, a new study shows. Despite public health efforts to cut lead in gasoline, paint, and other sources in the environment, lead exposure continues to pose a significant problem, writes researcher Debra A. Schaumberg, S

      Read Full Article
    Displaying 171 - 180 of 275 Articles << Prev Page 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Next >>

    Today on WebMD

    Woman holding tissue to reddened eye
    Learn about causes, symptoms, and treatments.
    eye
    Simple annoyance or the sign of a problem?
     
    red eyes
    Symptoms, triggers, and treatments.
    blue eye with contact lens
    Tips for wearing and caring.
     
    Understanding Stye
    Article
    human eye
    Article
     
    eye
    Video
    eye exam timing
    Video
     
    vision test
    Tool
    is vision correction surgery for you
    Article
     
    high tech contacts
    Article
    eye drop
    Article