Tag: "eye" at medical news
Study shows light therapy to effectively treat mood disorders, including SAD
...nts may need lower doses than the elderly. "And if eye
problems such as cataracts are more prevalent among the elderly, might light therapy aggravate the problem, even slightly?", Golden added. As to efficacy of light therapy for SAD and other non-seasonal depressive mood disorders, Golden said this stu...
... and quality of life." Dr. McAdams already has his eye
on the next stage of development for Impedimap, which will be to incorporate a wound healing system into the bandage. "There's a market for monitoring, but there's a bigger market for something that promotes healing," said McAdams....
Painless test using teardrops may speed diagnosis of Sjgren's syndrome
...ing fatigue, difficulty swallowing, joint pain and eye
problems. Because its symptoms often accompany other conditions, such as arthritis or lupus, and vary among individuals, the disease is often misdiagnosed or undiagnosed....
Nature provides inspiration for important new adhesive
...re associated with some health problems, including eye
and throat irritation. The chemical has been shown to be a human carcinogen, and in some circumstances it may be a concern in some residential building products. The other key advantage of the new adhesives is their superior strength and water re...
Older children may benefit from treatment for lazy eye
... two to six hours a day of patching over the sound eye
combined with near visual activities such as playi...udy was classified as a responder if the amblyopic eye
acuity (sharpness of vision) was 10 or more letters (two lines on the eye
chart) better than baselin...
National trial shows older children benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder
...he 507 older children with amblyopia studied at 49 eye
centers nationwide. Previously, many eye
care professionals thought that treating amblyopia in older children would be of little benefit. The...
Hopkins study shows older children also benefit from 'lazy eye' treatment
...hers at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and 48 eye
centers across North America report that many chil...rescribed for younger children. "Previously, many eye
specialists thought treating amblyopia in older children would be ineffective, but we found that man...
Older children can benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder
...he 507 older children with amblyopia studied at 49 eye
centers. Previously, eye
care professionals often thought that treating amblyopia in older children would be of little benefi...
ARVO annual meeting features over 6,000 presentations
Rockville, Md. More than 9,000 eye
and vision researchers will gather to attend the A...uderdale, Fla., May 1-5, 2005. The world's premier eye
and vision research meeting, the ARVO 2005 Annual Meeting will feature keynote speakers Dr. Elias A....
Smoking doubles risk of degenerative eye condition
...he participants all underwent a series of detailed eye
tests and were asked about their smoking habits, and if they had given up, how long ago. After taking into account other risk factors, such as alcohol consumption and cardiovascular disease, the results showed that current smokers were twice as likel...
Tea may help prevent diabetes and cataracts
...ed the chemical composition of the rats' blood and eye
lenses. At levels that would be equivalent to less than five cups of tea per day for a human, both teas significantly inhibited cataract formation relative to a control group which did not get tea, they say. The researchers found that both teas decre...
Journal study suggests many glaucoma patients don't take medication properly
...ty and blindness." Dr. Robin's study suggests that eye
diseases including glaucoma are one of the five conditions at the bottom of the medical condition adherence list. The four other ailments include renal and pulmonary diseases, diabetes, and sleep disorders....
Study reveals new data on how lyme disease is spread
...adults with erythema migrans, the tell-tale bull's eye
rash that is the most common clinical feature of Lyme disease, to determine when does blood stream invasion occur, how many patients experienced blood stream invasion and who is most vulnerable. Blood stream invasion occurred in 93 (43.7 percent) of ...
UCI eye doctors invent laser-assisted cornea-transplant surgery
...h in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting, the largest eye
research meeting in the world, in Fort Lauderdale,...ure are swelling, clouding after damage from other eye
diseases -- a distortion known as keratoconus -- and scarring after injuries or infections. Co-worke...
Internet program launched to prevent blindness in diabetic patients
... of screening. Screening identifies changes in the eye
that the patient may not recognize. If treated ear... that 30 percent do not get the recommended annual eye
screening examination by ophthalmologists. The rate of screening among N.C. Medicaid patients is abo...
Autism conference reports advances in early diagnosis, role of immune system and more
... young children included abnormalities in gesture, eye
contact, body or limb posturing, and atypical sounds and words. In addition, two studies showed that clinical diagnoses can be made reliably at 14 to 18 months of age. This is a major advance over current clinical practice, which diagnoses children ...
New study suggests older patients have high rates of unmet eye care needs
...to have cataracts, glaucoma, and other age-related eye
conditions in addition to diabetic eye
disease. This study surveyed and examined 418 patients age 65 and older with type 2 diabetes--311 i...
Older adults with diabetes in managed care networks have higher rates of untreated eye disease
CHICAGO Medicare beneficiaries at high risk for eye
disease due to diabetes are more likely to have unrecognized and untreated eye
disease if they are enrolled in managed care than if they have fee-for-service (FFS) health insuranc...
Green laser pointer can cause eye damage
...ter directed to the retina of a patient's eye; the eye
was scheduled for removal because of a malignancy....reen laser pointers not to point them at someone's eye
or face. It's like how you use your knife -- carefully." While pointing out risks of green laser po...
New Medicare policy allows seniors access to Crystalens
...recting crystalens, which focuses and moves in the eye
like the natural lens thanks to its proprietary ac...atment. Presbyopia is an inevitable age-related eye
condition that makes it difficult to read or see objects up-close without the use of reading glasses...
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