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Blurry Vision Left Untreated in Many Diabetes Patients
From a patient's head to their toes, diabetes can lead to a variety of complications. But many diabetes patients may not know the condition has affected their vision.
Seniors May Need Different Prescriptions for Their Eyes
Anisometropia is an eye disorder in which a person has different vision in each eye. According to new research, seniors may be most at risk of developing this disorder.
Antibiotic Not Linked to Eye Disorder
Fluoroquinolones are antibiotics commonly used to treat respiratory infections. There have been warnings that these medications may affect vision. According to new research, however, there may be little cause for concern.
Rx May Improve Vision in Patients with Eye Condition
A team of researchers may have discovered a more effective treatment for patients with nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) — an eye condition that causes sudden and irreversible vision loss.
Glaucoma Patients Seeing Differently in Different Places
Vision can change depending on the time of day, but it can also change depending on location, according to new research.
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.