THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 -- Data on more than half a million Canadian seniors shows that traffic accident rates fall after drivers undergo a needed cataract surgery.
The effect was relatively modest -- about a 9 percent decline -- but suggest that "improvements in visual function from cataract surgery are associated with decreased driving risks," according to a team led by Dr. Matthew Schlenker, of the Kensington Eye Institute in Toronto.
FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 -- Your risk of vision problems increases with age, but there are things you can do to protect your sight, eye doctors say.
By age 65, one in three Americans will have a vision-impairing eye disease. But early treatment of many of these conditions can slow or halt vision loss, or even restore normal vision, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday gave its OK to the first artificial iris -- the colored part of the eye that surrounds the pupil.
The surgically implanted device can be used on adults and children whose iris is missing, has been damaged by a congenital condition called aniridia, or has been injured, the agency said in a news release.
WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 -- These days, medical advances seem to be happening in the blink of an eye. Now, British scientists report they have created human corneas using 3D-printing technology.
The researchers said they hope this breakthrough will one day ensure an unlimited supply of corneas. Human corneas are now in short supply. Yet, there are 10 million people around the world who need them to prevent blindness.