Scientists are figuring out why so many diseases and conditions, including diabetes, inflammation and parasitic infection, can affect our eye health. But there are ways to protect your macula.
Don’t skip your next eye exam – it could be important for your overall health.
We looked at eye photos and found one in every 150 Australians might have scarring from a common parasitic disease.
Increased digital screen use, face masks and winter weather combine to form a triple threat to eye health: The dry eye triad. Here’s how to combat the resulting eye fatigue, irritation and discomfort.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) lives up to its name: Its prevalence increases with age and it is the leading cause of blindness in people over 65 years old.
Staring at screens for long periods of time — as we are during the pandemic — can reveal previously undiagnosed eye problems.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused people of all ages to cancel or delay routine eye care, raising red flags among eye care professionals.
Diabetes-related eye disease affects more than one in three people with diabetes. But it doesn’t have to turn into vision loss and blindness.
Face masks may help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but they may also contribute to dry, irritated eyes. Learn who is at risk, and how to prevent mask-associated dry eye (MADE).
Simple hygiene goes a long way to avoid serious eye infections.
Having longer top eyelashes can enhance our ability to express our feelings and communicate with others. But the most significant reason we have them is to protect our eyes.
Contact lenses are safe to use during the pandemic as long as you follow strict hygiene recommendations, including frequent hand washing.
Another troubling consequence of the bushfire smoke is its effects on our eyes. But there are some steps we can take to minimise irritation and any risk of longer term harms.
Cataracts, which can be experienced by anyone as they age, happen when the lens of the eye gradually becomes less transparent. There are ways, however, to correct this.
When you head out onto the road, there’s always a chance that you might encounter a driver who has a vision problem, putting his or her driving at risk. Regulations need to change.
Trachoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness.
The sun emits harmful rays 365 days a year, even when cloudy or rainy. Children must be protected or they may develop cataracts at an earlier age and run the risk of skin cancer of the eyelids.
Research has identified a range of health complications in Ebola survivors. These include eye complications and vision problems.
A research lab at the University of Saskatchewan is pursuing the applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning to healthcare diagnoses.
Screen time wasn’t a issue in the 19th century but that didn’t stop concerns over how new developments might damage eyesight