The eye condition "wet" macular degeneration can be tested for at home using an Amsler grid, according to the Frankfurt-based Pro Retina self-help organization and Germany's Blind and Visually Impaired Association.
Doctors at a Sydney hospital used saline solution to remove a leech that had attached itself to an Australian woman's eyeball, news reports said Monday.
Dr. Thomas Lee painstakingly scrapes away spiderweb-like tentacles deep inside a premature baby's eye, scar tissue that is pulling apart the infant's retina.
Adults who play a lot of action video games may be improving their eyesight, U.S. researchers said on Sunday.
Taking B vitamins can prevent a common type of vision loss in older women, according to the first rigorous study of its kind. It's a slight redemption for vitamin supplements, which have suffered recent blows from research finding them powerless at preventing disease.
Sensitivity to light, a steady decline in eyesight or blurred vision can all indicate the formation of a cataract.
Space shuttle science may soon come to an eye doctor near you: Researchers are using a NASA gadget to finally tell if a cataract is brewing before someone's vision clouds over.
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British scientists will soon begin a trial of a cutting-edge treatment using adult stem cells that could help cure certain types of blindness, they announced Monday.
Moles are famously short-sighted thanks to disruption of genes that help to grow the lenses of their eyes, scientists said on Tuesday.