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Researchers identify an early predictor for glaucoma
A new study finds that certain changes in blood vessels in the eye's retina can be an early warning that a person is at increased risk for glaucoma, an eye disease that slowly robs people of their peripheral vision. View News Article (2013-01-02)

Glaucoma patients at significantly higher risk for falls, motor vehicle accidents
Persons affected by glaucoma are over three times more likely to have been involved in falls and motor vehicle accidents than persons of the same age without the condition, say researchers from Dalhousie University in Canada. View News Article (2007-03-01)

Weightlifting increases pressure within the eye
Weightlifting may cause a temporary increase in pressure within the eye, with higher pressure occurring with breath-holding during a weightlifting exercise. View News Article (2006-09-12)

Top-selling eye vitamins found not to match scientific evidence
With Americans spending billions of dollars each year on nutritional supplements, researchers have analyzed popular eye vitamins to determine whether their formulations and claims are consistent with scientific findings.  View News Article (2014-12-10)

Promising cell protein may play role in infection and dry eye
Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor Type 2 (PAI-2), a protein found in various cell types including the skin, has been discovered in the tissue covering the eye and may have future clinical implications in various pathologies of the ocular surface such as eye infection or dry eye. View News Article (2006-05-17)

Amblyopia, not strabismus, identified as key contributor to slow reading in school-age children
Children with amblyopia, commonly known as "lazy eye," may have impaired ocular motor function.  View News Article (2015-11-24)

A map for eye disease
Understanding eye diseases is tricky enough. Knowing what causes them at the molecular level is even more confounding. View News Article (2014-08-04)

More oxygen in eyes of African-Americans may help explain glaucoma risk
Measuring oxygen during eye surgery, investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered a reason that may explain why African-Americans have a higher risk of glaucoma than Caucasians. View News Article (2011-07-12)

Soothing sounds during cataract surgery reduces patient anxiety
New research shows that the use of an audio therapy known as binaural beats can significantly reduce patients' anxiety during cataract surgery.  View News Article (2012-11-12)

Clue to normal-tension glaucoma; herpes infection and corneal transplants
The July issue of Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, includes two studies that may influence clinical treatment of serious eye conditions. View News Article (2009-07-01)

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