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2011-12-21 11:50:00

Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome (TASS) is a rare but sight threatening complication of cataract surgery. It occurs mainly within 48 hours after the Surgery. (PRWEB) December 21, 2011 Online Eye Info. The American Academy of Ophthalmology announced today a partnership with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on a program to track Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome (TASS) which is a rare but sight threatening complication of cataract surgery . The Academy will help to create an online...

How Does Space Flight Impact Astronauts' Eyes And Vision?
2011-11-03 13:30:20

Report featured in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology A new study sponsored by NASA finds that space flights lasting six months or more can cause a spectrum of changes in astronauts' visual systems. Some problems, including blurry vision, appear to persist long after astronauts' return to Earth. The results are affecting plans for long-duration manned space voyages, such as a trip to Mars. The study team included ophthalmologists Thomas H. Mader, MD, of...

Physical Fitness Could Have Positive Impact On Eye Health
2011-10-25 03:11:39

New study links active lifestyle to reduced risk of glaucoma Physical activity may be what the doctor orders to help patients reduce their risk of developing glaucoma. According to a recently published scientific paper, higher levels of physical exercise appear to have a long-term beneficial impact on low ocular perfusion pressure (OPP), an important risk factor for glaucoma. Published in the Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science journal (Physical Activity and Ocular...

2011-09-29 14:34:22

Study suggests glaucoma screenings are happening too late Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. Although it can be treated, new research shows Canadians may not be doing enough to protect themselves. According to a new study by Lawson Health Research Institute's Dr. Cindy Hutnik, many Canadian glaucoma patients are not screened until the disease has reached moderate or advanced stages. Glaucoma is known as the "silent thief of sight." It slowly and irreversibly...

2011-08-17 10:08:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many Americans suffer from diabetes and hypertension and, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, these individuals may have an increased risk of developing open-angle glaucoma (OAG). Joshua D. Stein, M.D., M.S., a glaucoma specialist at Kellogg, led a research team that recently reviewed billing records of more than 2 million people aged 40 and older who were enrolled in a managed care...

2011-08-11 06:43:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- By studying a mouse model, researchers have obtained new insights about glaucoma, the second most common cause of blindness in the United States. Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that leads to damage to the optic nerve. This is the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain. In many cases, damage to the optic nerve is due to increased pressure in the eye, also known as intraocular pressure (IOP). There are four forms of glaucoma, and...

2011-05-10 14:11:17

Elevated pressure inside the eye, cornea thinning, and visual field loss are all markers that glaucoma may progress, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Glaucoma is one of the world's leading causes of permanent vision loss. It is a group of diseases that can lead to damage of the optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness. Previous studies of glaucoma risk factors do not always represent the majority of patients...


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