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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Four Year Old Taylor Treadwell, Cancer Survivor, Wins Award

This week, a special little boy from Yateley won an equally special award, being named a CHECT Champion by the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) in honor of his outstanding effort and bravery.

Four year old Taylor Treadwell was originally diagnosed with retinoblastoma (RB), a rare form of... Read more


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Children who frequently play outdoors have better eyesight than those who spend much of their time indoors, a new study has suggested.

According to researchers at the University of Bristol, where the new report was carried out, their study was inspired by previous research in Australia... Read more


Link Between ADHD and Vision Problems in Kids

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have published a study showing a correlation between children with non-correctable vision problems and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The study was based on a survey of 75,000 children, and suggests that kids... Read more

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