Ophthalmology

Mayo Clinic Q&A: What are eye floaters?

Dear Mayo Clinic: I've noticed several dark spots and cobweblike strings in my vision. Is this something to be concerned about?

Ophthalmology

Statins to prevent scar tissue in the eye?

According to a Finnish study, statin medication seems to reduce the risk of repeated surgery in patients who undergo a vitrectomy to treat a detached retina. The researchers believe that statins might prevent the formation ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Preeclampsia linked to risk of maternal retinal disease

(HealthDay)—Preeclampsia is associated with increased risk of maternal retinal disease, especially traction detachments, retinal breaks, and diabetic retinopathy, according to a study published in the January issue of Obstetrics ...

Ophthalmology

Case report highlights dangers of eyeball tattooing

(HealthDay)—Eyeball tattooing can lead to ocular penetration, intraocular pigment deposition, and associated complications, and public awareness of the risks must increase, according to a letter to the editor published ...

Ophthalmology

Preserving photoreceptor cells following retinal injury

Vision researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School (HMS) Department of Ophthalmology have taken a first step in solving a vexing problem: how to preserve photoreceptor cells and avoid irreversible vision ...

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