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New “Smart” Contacts May Predict Blindness
With smartphones, smart TVs and rumors of self-driving smart cars, it’s no surprise that smart contact lenses exist. But it may surprise you to learn just what makes these lenses so "smart."
Common Diabetes Rx Might Be a Sight-Saver
It’s always nice to get a clear view. One diabetes medication may help patients do just that.
Just a Drop May Slow Vision Loss
Glaucoma patients face the threat of vision loss. Fortunately, a common eye drop prescription for glaucoma may reduce that threat.
Early Ovary Removal Could Affect Your Eyes
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world. For women, the risk of glaucoma may even be related to estrogen levels.
After Menopause, Hormones May Lower Glaucoma Risk
Some women take hormone medications to help with menopausal symptoms. It's possible that these medications protect their eyesight as well.
Rate of Blindness Caused by Glaucoma Greatly Improved
Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness around the world, but one new study shows how much improvement has been made, and how much more needs to be made.
Glaucoma Patients Seeing Differently in Different Places
Vision can change depending on the time of day, but it can also change depending on location, according to new research.
Oral Birth Control Linked to Glaucoma
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness. And women who use birth control may be at greater risk than those who don't.
Cataract Surgery Safety for the Elderly
Cataract surgery can significantly improve vision for cataracts patients, but is it a good option for the elderly?
What Sleep Apnea May Mean for Your Eyes
Difficulty sleeping may not be the only problem associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A type of glaucoma may also be associated with this sleep disorder.