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08.03.2017

Eye Burns In Children Under 5 On The Rise Due To Detergent Pods

Many people love the convenience of laundry detergent pods. And, honestly, who can blame them? These pods are just great for quick and efficient cleaning. However, while these pods are extremely useful for cleaning clothes, they may come with an even larger warning label attached to them in the... Read more


27.02.2017

Two Spanish Studies Suggest LED Screens Cause Premature Blindness

We all know that increased exposure to electronic screens is not good for our eyes. Unfortunately, new research from Spain suggests our exposure to LED screens may be even worse than previously imagined. Indeed, Spanish researchers believe we will face a global blindness epidemic if governments... Read more


23.02.2017

One U.K. Optometrist Has Invented A Nightly Treatment For Myopia

Wearing glasses for shortsightedness could soon become a thing of the past. That's certainly what one British optometrist hopes as she unveils her amazing new nightly treatment regimen.

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05.09.2016

Baby born with one eye will get artificial eye

Little Izabella was born with just one eye. Now doctors are prepping her for a prosthetic.

Izabella, now just nine months old, was born with micropthalmia, a condition in which one or both eyes are unusually small. In her case, her eye had started to grow in vitro but then stopped.... Read more


01.09.2016

Babies at Elevated Risk for Chemical Burns to Their Eyes

Children under the age of two have been found to be at a high risk for chemical burns to their eyes, with household chemicals being the most common cause of the injuries. These findings have been published this week in JAMA Ophthalmology.

The basis of the study was the number of babies... Read more


08.08.2016

Doctor Lances Large Cyst on Young Boy’s Eye.

A young El Salvadorian child went to a hospital in Sonsonante because he had a cyst, known as a chalazion, growing on his left eye.

Chalazia (plural form) are very common, and normally only grow to about the size of a pea. However, the child’s chalazion cyst was much larger, so large, in... Read more


18.07.2016

Six Year Old Girl from Gloucester Nearly Loses Eye after Vicious Dog Attack.

A young girl from Gloucester, just six years old, nearly lost her right eye after being attacked by a dog.

Lacey-Marie Smith had to spend her sixth birthday in hospital following a two-hour operation to suture her forehead and right eyelid. The injuries were caused by a dog attack, in... Read more


08.07.2016

A recent study could halt nearsightedness

A recent study in the US could offer hope to the millions of people around the world who suffer from nearsightedness – also known as myopia – and substantially improve their quality of life by making it easier to deal with the condition.

The research was conducted by Professor David... Read more


05.07.2016

Link Found Between Specific Gene and Childhood Glaucoma

The results of a study performed by researchers at Northwestern Medicine and University of
Wisconsin-Madison (UW) indicate that a single gene has been identified that is responsible for childhood glaucoma.

This data, which has been published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation,... Read more


01.07.2016

Study assesses risk of visual impairment in children

A recent study has sought to establish the risk factors for a damaging eye condition which manifests itself at an early age and can lead to severe visual impairment.

The Danish study focused on retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), an eye disease in very premature infants, which is... Read more


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