Health News

Donor Age Not an Issue for Corneal Transplant Patients
Patients who need a new cornea — the clear, front surface of the eye — may not need to worry about the age of the donor who will provide that cornea, according to new research.
Oral Birth Control Linked to Glaucoma
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness. And women who use birth control may be at greater risk than those who don't.
Air Pollution Might Be Drying Eyes
People's eyes can get dry eye for many different reasons.  According to a new study, one of those reasons may be environmental factors like air quality and atmospheric pressure.
Age Related Eye Disease and Alzheimer's Didn't Seem Linked
While the chances of developing age-related macular degeneration or Alzheimer’s disease increase with age, older adults who develop one of these diseases are not necessarily at a greater risk of developing the other.
Treating Pediatric Uveitis with Humira
Uveitis is a condition in which inflammation occurs deep inside the eye. In children, the condition is more likely to lead to blindness than in adults. For this reason, finding the right treatment for children is critical.
A Simpler Treatment for Macular Degeneration
Typical treatment options for age-related macular degeneration — an eye condition that leads to vision loss in older people — can be invasive and uncomfortable, but there may be a simpler way to treat this disease.
Diabetes-Related Diseases Linked to Stroke
For patients with type 1 diabetes, keeping a close eye on blood sugar levels and managing their disease is a part of everyday life. A recent study may give these patients another reason to stay on top of their medical care.
Skip the Spooky Eyes for Halloween
As you plan this year's Halloween costume, you may want to leave out one accessory - the pair of non-prescription contact lenses.
Raising Awareness about Home Eye Safety
During Home Eye Safety Month, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is stressing the importance of eye safety and eye injury prevention. 
Relief for Red, Itchy Eyes
For anyone with allergies, dealing with watery and itchy eyes can be very uncomfortable. Fortunately, if you don't have anti-allergy medication on hand, relief from these symptoms may still be possible.