High-Tech Imaging Offers New Way to Detect Signs of Early Glaucoma

Mount Sinai study shows flavoprotein fluorescence could serve as new biomarker

Henry Ford Health Receives $2M Philanthropic Gift from A.A. Van Elslander Foundation

Henry Ford Health has received a $2 million gift from the A.A. Van Elslander Foundation to establish the Philip C. Hessburg, M.D. – Art Van Elslander Chair in Ophthalmic Research, which will constitute a permanent endowment fund to support the educational research initiatives at Henry Ford Health by the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO).

Blinding Eye Disease Is Strongly Associated With Heart Disease and Stroke

Patients with a specific form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in the United States, are at significant risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke, according to new research from New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

Keeping an Eye on Your Child’s Vision: Ten Things to Know

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles answers 10 FAQs to help you safeguard your kid’s eyesight, and to know when it’s time to get it checked. From allergies to nearsightedness, to the daily staring at digital screens, the hazards facing kids’ eyes give parents a lot to worry about. Angeline Nguyen, MD, a pediatric ophthalmologist in The Vision Center at CHLA, breaks down the concerns you may have about your child’s vision, including the reason behind increased nearsightedness in kids, whether too much screen time can harm their eyes, and whether your child can outgrow the need for glasses.

Research to Prevent Blindness and Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology Announce 2022 Recipient of RPB David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding Vision Research

Donald Zack, MD, PhD, is recognized for ground-breaking contributions to the field of vision research, funded by Research to Prevent Blindness, an anonymous donor, and the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology.

The vision: Tailored optical stimulation for the blind

Stimulation of the nervous system with neurotechnology has opened up new avenues for treating human disorders, such as prosthetic arms and legs that restore the sense of touch in amputees, prosthetic fingertips that provide detailed sensory feedback with varying touch…

As novel sights become familiar, different brain rhythms, neurons take over

To focus on what’s new, we disregard what’s not. A new study by researchers at MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory substantially advances understanding of how a mammalian brain enables this “visual recognition memory.” Dismissing the things in a…

High Caffeine Consumption may be Associated with Increased Risk of Blinding Eye Disease

Frequent caffeine intake could more than triple risk of glaucoma for those genetically predisposed to higher eye pressure