Omega 3 Fatty Acids Improve Dry Eye Symptoms in Visual Display Terminal Users | PracticeUpdate

Omega 3 Fatty Acids Improve Dry Eye Symptoms in Visual Display Terminal Users | PracticeUpdate.   In this study of the effects of omega 3 fatty acids (O3FAs) on dry eye symptoms and clinical signs in a population of symptomatic … 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

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

Device Offers Partial Vision for the Blind – NYTimes.com

Device Offers Partial Vision for the Blind – NYTimes.com.The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first treatment to give limited vision to people who are blind, involving a technology called the artificial retina.The device allows people with a certain type … Continue reading

Routine glaucoma screening program may benefit middle-age African-American patients

CHICAGO – Implementing a routine national glaucoma screening program for middle-age African-American patients may be clinically effective; however its potential effect on reducing visual impairment and blindness may be modest, according to a computer-based mathematical model reported in the March … Continue reading