eye disease

01/12/2013 - 08:45

A new Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS) article reveals that increasingly aggressive therapies that block VEGF could cause damage in treating eye diseases. Scientists discovered inhibiting anti-VEGF might have a harmful effect on the tissue responsible for producing the fluid that bathes the eye, medically termed the ciliary body.

12/16/2011 - 13:26

A transparent cornea is essential for vision, which is why the eye has evolved to nourish the cornea without blood vessels. But for millions of people around the world, diseases of the eye or trauma spur the growth of blood vessels and can cause blindness.

10/21/2011 - 07:00

The global trend towards using fluorescent globes instead of incandescent ones as a strategy to beat climate change could be increasing eye disease, according to new research by scientists at The Australian National University.

08/25/2011 - 13:13

The warning signs for eye disease are not as perceptible as patients and doctors would prefer. That is one of the reasons physicians at the Indiana University School of Medicine Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute caution people to have annual eye exams after the age of 50.