What Makes an Optomap Exam So Important?

If you have been to an eye doctor in the last several years that offers technologically advanced service then you have most likely been presented with getting an Optomap Retinal Exam. It is true that not all eye care practices have these available and proper research should be done to find out when scheduling your…

Details

A Complete Guide to Pink Eye

Pink eye, or Conjunctivitis, is a common eye ailment that has affected many of us. It is caused by an infection or inflammation of the conjunctiva (the outermost layer of the eyeball). Pink eye can be caused by bacterial infections, viruses, or allergies. If pink eye develops, the sclera (white part of the eye) may…

Details

Early Predictor for Glaucoma Identified

A new study finds that certain changes in blood vessels in the eye’s retina can be an early warning that a person is at increased risk for glaucoma, an eye disease that slowly robs people of their peripheral vision. Using diagnostic photos and other data from the Australian Blue Mountains Eye Study, the researchers showed…

Details

Eye-Friendly Toys for a Safe Holiday

The holidays are filled with anticipation of gifts and new toys. When making decisions for selecting new toys, parents need to tell Santa and loved ones to pick eye-safe and age appropriate toys for children. So, in general, what toys should parents avoid? Toys with pointed, sharp or rough edges or pieces. Blocks are great for almost any age as long as corners and edges are blunted to reduce the risk of eye injury. Also, to avoid eye injuries, beware of long-handled toys, like mops, brooms, pony sticks and rakes. Check to make sure that they have rounded handles and watch closely children under 2 with such toys.

Details

New Technique to Deliver Stem Cell Therapy May Help Damaged Eyes Regain Their Sight

Engineers at the University of Sheffield have developed a new technique for delivering stem cell therapy to the eye which they hope will help the natural repair of eyes damaged by accident or disease. This could help millions of people across the world retain — or even regain — their sight.  In research published in the journal Acta Biomaterialia, the team describe a new method for producing membranes to help in the grafting of stem cells onto the eye, mimicking structural features of the eye itself. The technology has been designed to treat damage to the cornea, the transparent layer on the front of the eye, which is one of the major causes of blindness in the world…

Details

Smoking and Cataract Connection?

As everyone knows smoking is a health risk and now scientists have found evidence that smoking may also increase the risk of age-related cataract, which is the leading cause of blindness and vision loss in the world. ScienceDaily.com reporting on the subject: Reported in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, the new findings are the result…

Details

Maintaining Safety for Your Eyes at Home

Maintaining Safety for Your Eyes at Home In honor of Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, this post will focus on ways to keep your home safe for your eyes specifically when selecting eye safe toys. Don’t wait until it’s too late to make sure your home environment doesn’t pose any series dangers to your…

Details