Vitamins May Help Prevent Eye Problems After Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery patients who don’t take prescribed vitamin and mineral supplements could put themselves at risk for vision problems, a new study says. Digestive system changes caused by the surgery can reduce nutrient … Continue reading

IOL system a novel surgical treatment for dry AMD | OphthalmologyTimes

IOL system a novel surgical treatment for dry AMD | OphthalmologyTimes. London—A new intraocular mini-telescope (iolAMD, London Eye Hospital Pharma) offers significant surgical and optical advantages compared with previous technology, and its features make it an exciting advance for cataract surgery patients … Continue reading

Mouse Study: Antioxidants In Coffee May Prevent Age-Related Eye Diseases.

The Montgomery (AL) Advertiser (5/6) reports that according to a mouse study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, “the powerful antioxidants found in coffee can play a role in preventing age-related eye diseases and the degeneration of … Continue reading

Binocular Disorders Linked to Falls, Fractures in Elderly

Medscape  (4/16, Melville) reports that according to a study presented at an ophthalmology meeting, “disorders of binocular vision are associated with a significant increase in the risk for falls and fractures in the elderly, likely exceeding the more commonly recognized risks … Continue reading

Next-Generation Contact Lenses May Help Monitor Health.

On its website, KDKA-TV Pittsburgh  reported that next-generation contact lenses, “called ‘smart lenses’…are packed with circuits, sensors and wireless technology — all designed to keep an eye on your health.” Researchers are now testing contact lenses that may someday “replace … Continue reading

Dry Eye Sufferers May Find Relief with Caffeine

Source: disabled-world .com Researchers at the University of Tokyo’s School of Medicine have shown for the first time that caffeine intake can significantly increase the eye’s ability to produce tears, a finding that could improve treatment of dry eye syndrome. … Continue reading

Daily Multivitamin May Lower Risk for Cataracts

Taking a multivitamin supplement daily may stave off development of cataracts in middle-aged and older men, according to an article published online November 21 inOphthalmology. However, there appeared to be no association between daily vitamins and visually significant age-related macular degeneration (AMD). … Continue reading

Stem cells and the future of eye treatment

For patients with retinal and optic nerve conditions, new hope—and new sight—may come from stem cell therapy. A trio of top researchers offered an overview of promising stem cell research during the “Today’s Practice, Tomorrow’s Research” session Oct. 23 at … Continue reading