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World first: Doctors use 'reprogrammed' stem cells to repair cornea


In a groundbreaking procedure, surgeons have successfully repaired a human cornea using ‘reprogrammed’ cells from the patient’s skin.

Do tea bags benefit eye health?


Many people believe that placing tea bags on the eyes reduces dark circles and helps treat minor ailments. Learn more about tea bags for eyes in this article.

What to know about cataract surgery


Cataracts are cloudy areas that develop on the lens of the eye. They can affect a person’s vision. Surgery is currently the only way to remove cataracts and restore … Read the rest

Explosive Ocular Trauma Caused by Celebratory Fireworks


This case report describes a boy and a girl, both with damage to their eyes caused by fireworks.

Efficacy and Safety of Trabeculectomy Versus Nonpenetrating Surgeries in Open-angle Glaucoma: A Meta-analysis


The purpose of this study was to conduct a meta-analysis on the efficacy and safety of trabeculectomy (TE) and nonpenetrating glaucoma surgery (NPGS) techniques in patients with primary … Read the rest

Xiidra (lifitegrast)


Xiidra (lifitegrast) is a brand-name prescription drug that’s used to treat dry eye disease. Xiidra comes as liquid eye drops that are used twice daily. It’s approved for use … Read the rest

Physician Well-being Declining? It's the System, Stupid


Dr Peter Yellowlees describes how healthcare systems fail physicians, and how we can start to make changes.
Medscape Psychiatry

Genetic discovery linked to rare eye disease


Paul S. Bernstein, M.D., Ph.D., spent more than a decade working with families at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah on the hunt for … Read the rest

Candida auris Tied to Vision Loss in Case Report


Infection with Candida auris likely led to panophthalmitis and vision loss in an immunocompromised patient, according to a new case report.
Medscape Medical News

Home Tonometry Assists Glaucoma Drainage Device Management in Childhood Glaucoma


Home tonometry is useful in detecting tube-opening and alarming intraocular pressures (IOPs) after Baerveldt glaucoma drainage device (GDD) implantation in childhood glaucoma, allowing for timely physician response and … Read the rest