Health News

Just a Drop May Slow Vision Loss
Glaucoma patients face the threat of vision loss. Fortunately, a common eye drop prescription for glaucoma may reduce that threat.
Eye Infections Tied to Poor Contact Lens Care
In one year, almost 1 million people sought medical care for the same eye health problem — and that problem could be the result of patients not taking care of their contacts.
Google Glass May Hinder Vision
Labeled as smart eyewear, Google Glass lets users search photos, take calls, send messages and watch videos. But the high-tech glasses may also hinder users' vision.
Eye Disease May Signal Onset of MS
Multiple sclerosis (MS) can be difficult to diagnose because early symptoms can come and go. The eye disease uveitis, however, may be a warning sign that could help doctors detect MS early, a new study found.
Halloween Eye Safety
Halloween is all about fun — complete with cool costumes, tons of candy, haunted houses and trick-or-treating. So don't let potential eye dangers get in the way of all the Halloween thrills.
Eyelea Injection Receives FDA Approval for Macular Edema Following Retinal Vein Occlusion
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection for the treatment of Macular Edema following Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO).
Supplements May Not Help With Cataracts
Despite a suggestion raised by animal research, vitamin E and selenium don’t seem to play a part in protecting against cataracts, a new study suggests.
Diabetes May Affect Young and Old Differently
Diabetes affects millions in the US. But new research suggests that it may affect patients in different ways.
Rx Could Cut Diabetes Complications
A first-of-its-kind study examined the potential relationship between taking statins, prescription medicines that treat high cholesterol, and diabetes complications like vision loss and kidney damage.
Blacks May Have Higher Risk for Diabetic Vision Loss
Diabetes affects more than 300 million people around the world and has many negative effects, including a higher risk of hypertension, stroke and even vision loss. And a new study suggests blacks may be more at risk for diabetic vision loss.