Health News

Eyes Wide Open to Stem Cell Potential
Two women going blind from two different conditions are seeing better after the first known transplant of human embryonic stem cells into human patients.
An Eye Exam for an Eye Exam
Giving seniors who join Medicare a dilated eye exam instead of a standard exam or no exam is more likely to pick up on eye problems earlier - and it's more cost-effective long-term too.
Aspirin Bad For Eyes?
An aspirin a day may help keep heart disease at bay, but it may also contribute to age-related macular degeneration, or gradual vision loss, according to a new study from Europe.
The Eye's True Colors
Sometimes seeing the forest requires first seeing the trees - and the leaves on those trees. A new way to "see" regular changes in eye cells might lead to detecting retina problems as well.
FDA Approves Eylea For Eye Disorder In Older People
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Eylea ( aflibercept ) to treat patients with wet ( neovascular ) age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in Americans ages 60 and older.
Aspirin May Cause Age-Related Vision Problems
A daily dose of aspirin may worsen vision problems in people who have age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Researchers found that seniors who take an aspirin a day are twice as likely to have late-stage macular degeneration compared to seniors who don’t take aspirin every day.
Tests Better Measure Vision in Blinding Diseases
When it comes to patients with eye diseases that lead to blindness, it can be difficult to detect low levels of remaining vision That determination is generally made through subjective tests such as detecting hand motion.
Common Eye Drugs Can Lead to Antibiotic Resistance
The development of antibiotic resistance from overexposure to antibiotics has been a growing concern for both patients and doctors in recent years.
Seniors Haven't Adjusted to Declining Sight
With age, it's not uncommon to experience increased falls. But many also experience a decline in sight and tend to have difficulty in compensating for their impairment.
FDA Alerts: Avastin
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting health care professionals that repackaged intravitreal injections of Avastin ( bevacizumab ) have caused a cluster of serious eye infections in the Miami, Florida area.