Medical research

Small shrew could make a big difference in dry eye research

Breakthroughs in health care can come from unusual places. Jianzhong Chen, Ph.D., assistant professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham's School of Optometry, and his colleagues may have discovered a new one for ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dry eye and migraines might be linked: study

(HealthDay)—People with migraines may be at higher odds of also having chronic dry eye disease, and that's especially true for seniors, new research shows.

Health

Winter's many challenges to eye health

(HealthDay)—Dry, itchy eyes are a common problem in the winter and low humidity is a major reason, one ophthalmologist says.

Ophthalmology

Dry eye syndrome slows reading rate, study suggests

Johns Hopkins researchers report that chronic dry eye, a condition in which natural tears fail to adequately lubricate the eyes, can slow reading rate and significantly disrupt day to day tasks that require visual concentration ...

Diabetes

Decomposing tears in order to detect dry eye disease

By measuring proteins in tears, ophthalmologists can more easily diagnose dry eyes (dry eye disease). Peter Raus, a Belgian ophthalmologist and Ph.D. student at the Institute of Biology Leiden, developed a new method for ...

Ophthalmology

Research breakthrough could mean an end to dry eyes

Australian researchers have made an important breakthrough in understanding the composition of the tear film that protects our eyes, leading to more effective treatments for dry eye disease.

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