Jenny Benjamin was in her office at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) when she got an email from a researcher for the TV show Mad Men. A character on the program, set in the 1960s, was undergoing cataract surgery and the producers wanted the episode to be as historically accurate as possible.
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Researchers from Queen's University Belfast, in collaboration with the University of Bristol, are leading a cutting-edge project, named the "MONARCH" study, that could benefit eye disease patients while saving both time and money within the NHS.
An estimated 45 million Americans wear contact lenses. Improper care or wear, like going to sleep without removing your glasses, can lead to infections of the cornea like microbial keratitis, which can lead to serious health problems.
One of the most commonly proposed uses of medical marijuana is to treat glaucoma. But a study from researchers at Indiana University has found that a significant chemical component in the substance appears to worsen the primary underpinning of the disease: a rise in pressure inside the eye.
The elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) known to follow intravitreal injections of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents may persist in individual patients, according to a report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).
In head-to-head comparisons, two of five dry eye screens showed a statistically significant ability to detect signs of the disorder, but all demonstrated relatively modest diagnostic accuracy, researchers say.
A new blood test is being developed at The Australian National University (ANU) that can detect patients at risk of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and potentially save millions of people from going blind.
Dry AMD is a common eye disorder that is caused by damage to the macular—the part of the eye that is responsible for our sharpest vision. It can take years for signs of dry AMD to be found in the eye and often by the time it is diagnosed the disease is irreversible.
With nearly breakneck speed, the demands of work productivity in today's society seem to have increased tenfold. Enter multitasking as a way to cope with the insistence that tasks be completed almost immediately.
Previous studies on workload and productivity include physical aspects, such as how much a person walks or carries, but they do not take into account a person's state of mind. Now, MU researchers have discovered a person's eyes may offer a solution.
Researchers working to understand the biochemistry of cataract formation have made a surprising finding: A protein that was long believed to be inert actually has an important chemical function that protects the lens of the eye from cataract formation.
In people who already have a genetic vulnerability, small-particle air pollution known as black carbon may raise the risk of developing glaucoma, a new study suggests
Using toric IOLs to correct corneal astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery has greatly improved both postoperative visual performance and satisfaction of the patient. Many IOLs are available with different characteristics. They are designed to improve the clinical outcomes including visual acuity, correction of astigmatism, and rotational stability.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) celebrates a pivotal moment in medicine: approval by the European Commission (EC) of LUXTURNA® (voretigene neparvovec), the first and only gene therapy for patients with an inherited retinal disease, last month. This also makes LUXTURNA the first gene therapy for a genetic disease that has received regulatory approval in both the U.S. and European Union (EU)