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Study uncovers how blind and visually impaired individuals navigate social challenges

Written by | 11 Aug 2022

A recent study highlights the range of uncomfortable situations people living with blindness or visual impairment encounter due to interpersonal communication challenges, and outlines strategies people with visual […]

Just half of parents recognize screen time impact on children’s eye health

Written by | 20 Jul 2022

In some homes, summer may mean more screen time for kids. And among concerns that come with children spending more hours on digital devices, video games and televisions […]

Sight problems may increase dementia risk in older adults

Written by | 29 Jun 2022

Older adults with untreated sight conditions may be at increased risk of dementia, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis of 16 studies involving 76,373 participants. The […]

Poor eyesight unfairly mistaken for brain decline

Written by | 18 May 2022

Millions of older people with poor vision are at risk of being misdiagnosed with mild cognitive impairments, according to a new study by the University of South Australia. […]

How do our eyes stay focused on what we reach for? Researchers uncover how our gaze is “anchored” in the brain

Written by | 21 Apr 2022

Keeping our eyes focused on what we reach for, whether it be an item at the grocery store or a ground ball on the baseball field, may appear […]

Dry-eye disorder improved by modulating hormone levels

Written by | 13 Mar 2022

Health issues for people over sixty commonly involve the heart and other vital organs. So do eye-related conditions such as cataracts and glaucoma, but dry eyes don’t often […]

Eating disorders linked to diabetic eye issues

Written by | 27 Feb 2022

Eating disorders are associated with an increased risk of people with diabetes developing diabetic retinopathy — a condition that can cause blindness if untreated — according to new […]

Cause, develop pharmacological treatment for reducing retinitis pigmentosa vision loss

Written by | 28 Jan 2022

Inhibiting ceramide accumulation in retina protects photoreceptors, improves vision. Researchers from the University of California, Irvine have discovered that the absence of Adiponectin receptor 1 protein (AdipoR1), one […]

Eye conditions linked to heightened risk of dementia

Written by | 20 Sep 2021

Risk of dementia increases with age-related macular degeneration, cataract and diabetes-related eye disease, but not glaucoma. Age-related macular degeneration, cataract and diabetes-related eye disease are linked to an […]

Heart disease is in the eye of the beholder

Written by | 4 Jul 2021

In the paper published in EClinical Medicine by The Lancet, the research team examined lesions of the retina, the inner-most, light-sensitive layer of the eye, to determine if a cardiovascular […]

No glaucoma risk with hormonal contraceptives

Written by | 3 Jul 2021

Women who currently use hormonal contraceptives face more than a 2-fold higher risk of developing glaucoma, according to an analysis of electronic medical records for women aged 15-45 […]

A new way to detect and study retinoblastoma

Written by | 20 Mar 2021

Retinoblastoma is a cancer that forms in the light-detecting cells in the back of the eye. It often appears in children under two years of age and can […]

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