A man being tested as he takes part in an ophthalmological study and examination.
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Knowing genetic associations in specific populations will make it possible to focus prevention and treatment on those who will benefit most, sparing expense and side effects from those who will not.
Vision is the most important source of information on which driving conduct is based. Poor vision of drivers has been found to be the cause of many accidents.
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.
Glaucoma is an insidious disease that is sometimes confused with inattention or vision deteriorating with age, yet it can kill your eyesight and leave you blind.
Glaucoma is a serious disease which, if left untreated, can cause blindness. A professor of optometry explains the risks, process of diagnosis and available treatments.
Physicians often have reasons for prescribing a specific drug.
Insurance companies sometimes try to cut costs by substituting less expensive drugs for a specific drug prescription. That's raising problems in many cases, and actually causing harm.
It’s been argued the Impressionists were short sighted.
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Disease and disorders can affect how we see. Can the images in painted artworks tell us something about the state of an artist's vision?
Stem cell treatments for eye disease always seem to be just on the horizon, but real progress is being made.
Phosphenes are an experience of seeing light without light entering your eye. Bionic eye recipients use these to map out a visual scene.
The artificial vision provided by a bionic eye is not like natural sight, and takes a lot of getting used to.
Including different populations in genetic research studies can provide more varied results.
There is value in including different populations in genetic research studies as has been shown in a study on exfoliation syndrome, which leads to glaucoma.
Accurate diagnosis of glaucoma requires trained specialists and advanced equipment.
Glaucoma is a slow and silent progressive disease and the second leading cause of blindness, that requires early diagnosis.
We experience lots of changes in our body as we age, and our eyes and ears are no exception. Unfortunately this toys with our senses.
Changes to our eyes and ears occur as a result of disease, genetic factors, "wear and tear" and environmental factors.
The way someone with glaucoma sees.
Glaucoma is the sneak thief of sight, affecting the eyesight of more than 50 million people worldwide. It remains the biggest preventable cause of blindness today.
Cataract blindness continues to affects tens of millions of people because they cannot access proper care.
Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness.
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Scientists have discovered that the high pressure in the eye that occurs with most common forms of glaucoma can trigger two genes that work together to cause vision loss, which may help pave the way for new glaucoma drugs.
Checking for glaucoma.
Scientists have proposed a way to monitor glaucoma using a tiny device implanted in the eye. Readings from the device could be monitored by a smartphone. The technology could help prevent some people from…