Top News: #EyeHealth

Here are the top read news for #EyeHealth:

imrs-phpMany LASIK patients may wind up with glare, halos or other visual symptoms, study suggests:

First, the good news. More than 95 percent of participants said they were satisfied with the improvements to their vision. In addition, the prevalence of dry-eye symptoms also decreased after surgery. The bad news is that a “substantial” percentage of the study participants said they had other, new symptoms following the procedure: Read more



1481317847017Contact lens infection ends in man losing his eye:

He thought it was conjunctivitis, a common, treatable eye infection. But the eye became painful and sensitive to bright light within a day or two, Carthew said. He ended up in the emergency room. His symptoms didn’t improve and he soon learned he had a rare infection called acanthamoeba keratitis — a serious condition caused by an amoeba: Read more



ways-to-keep-your-childrens-eyes-healthy-600x4005 Ways To Keep Your Children’s Eyes Healthy:

The development of your kid’s vision begins before birth, and it changes rapidly through the first years of childhood. Unfortunately, as your child’s vision refines, some problems may occur. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, around one in 20 preschoolers have an eye problem that, if left untreated, could result in permanent vision loss. Fortunately, most eye problems can be fixed if they are detected at an early stage and treated correctly: Read more



EyeTransplantsAn audacious vision: Researchers aim for first human eye transplant within the decade:

The eye’s complex web of muscles, blood vessels, and nerves — connected directly to the brain — has doomed past experiments to failure. Now a team of Pittsburgh transplant surgeons aims to turn that tide, and they’re hopeful they can do so in just the next decade, using donor eyes to restore sight in people who have suffered traumatic eye injuries: Read more



jun-wu-reyna-hernandez-benitez-keiichiro-suzuki-juan-carlos-izpisua-belmonte0x8c5733-458x335New gene-editing technology partially restores vision in blind animals:

Salk Institute researchers have discovered a holy grail of gene editing—the ability to, for the first time, insert DNA at a target location into the non-dividing cells that make up the majority of adult organs and tissues. The technique, which the team showed was able to partially restore visual responses in blind rodents, will open new avenues for basic research and a variety of treatments, such as for retinal, heart and neurological diseases: Read more