A target intake of at least 500 mg/d is recommended to combat sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy.
Researchers project that current rates of blindness and visual impairment in the United States will double by 2050, increasing the need for better screening efforts.
Identifying the type of conjunctivitis that a patient has is the key to identifying the most effective course of action.
Clinicians should be able to diagnose age-related macular degeneration and distinguish between dry and wet presentations.
The USPSTF has released a recommendation statement regarding screening for impaired visual acuity in older adults.
Patients taking the highest amount of metformin had a 25% reduced risk of developing OAG compared with those not taking the medication.
Compared with the HIV-uninfected study population, there was an approximate 4-fold increased age-adjusted prevalence of intermediate-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Clinicians can use two lights of different brightness to view pupil response in dark eyes.
A women presenting with eye pain and photo sensitivity was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis.
Long-term selenium and vitamin E supplementation did not reduce apparently healthy male patients' risks of developing age-related cataracts.
But benefits of cholesterol-lowering drugs outweigh risks, researcher says
Asking older patients about their muscle pain can help prevent undiagnosed polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis.
Taking the time to notice an outward gaze in the left eye, this nurse practitioner helped save a child.
Of the patients, 19.1% of those using vasodilator medication developed early-stage AMD, compared with an estimated 8.2% of persons not taking such drugs.
A new poll finds that Americans are not conscious of UV risks associated to eye disease.
The condition, non-24-hour sleep wake disorder, stems from inability to govern sleep from light-dark cycles.
ReSure Sealant gel breaks down over seven days and is naturally flushed away by the eye's tears.
Less than half of those with diabetic macular edema were told that their eyes were affected.
Federal criminalization of this drug—most commonly used in the treatment of HIV, pain and glaucoma—has limited research into its effectiveness.
Improper use of decorative contact lenses can result in corneal scratches, eye infections and even blindness, FDA warns.
A reluctant, asymptomatic patient visits an ophthalmology clinic for a 'minor' injury at his wife's prompting.
Numerous trials support the efficacy of lutein supplementation in the reduction or prevention of AMD, as well as other age-related conditions such as cataracts.
Lax infection control measures played a role in six unrelated outbreaks of keratoconjunctivitis linked to human adenovirus.
Pain sensitivity and pain tolerance are associated with symptoms of dry eye disease.
Regular aspirin use is associated with a 4% increased risk of developing neovascular age-related macular degeneration over a 15 year period.
Despite its long history, there are scarce scientific data supporting the clinical utility of iridology, an alternative medicine technique.
Thinning of the ganglion cell/inner plexiform of the retina may be a useful measure of the efficacy of novel MS therapies in future clinical trials.
Regular aspirin use over a 10-year period significantly increased the incidence of late age-related macular degeneration.
The ability to differentiate between the allergic and nonallergic form of these conditions is crucial when determining treatment.