Ophthalmology

New study links caffeinated coffee to vision loss

A new study suggests caffeinated coffee drinkers should limit their intake to reduce their chances of developing vision loss or blindness. According to a scientific paper in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, heavy ...

Medical research

Scientists make strides in vision research

New research at UC Santa Barbara is contributing to the basic biological understanding of how retinas develop. The study is part of the campus's expanding vision research.

Ophthalmology

Chronic high blood pressure increases risk of glaucoma

A new study published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS) has found that chronic (long term) hypertension increases a person's susceptibility to glaucoma. These results suggest that doctors should consider ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Alzheimer's detected before symptoms via new eye technology

Rockville, Md. Scientists may have overcome a major roadblock in the development of Alzheimer's therapies by creating a new technology to observe—in the back of the eye—progression of the disease before the onset of symptoms. ...

Health

Physical fitness could have a positive effect on eye health

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 ...

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