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Sports-related eye injuries blind thousands of people each year

baseball player hitting

As millions take to the playing field this spring, the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons warns the public that thousands of people are blinded by sports-related eye injuries. In support of Sports Eye Safety Month this April, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds coaches, parents and athletes of the importance of wearing eye protection – whether for Little League or the Majors.

Eye movement when reading could be early indicator of Alzheimer’s

Helping The Elderly

Researchers have suggested that alterations in eye movements when reading could be linked to impairments in working memory and an early indication of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers found that the patients with a diagnosis of probable Alzheimer’s disease showed a decreased ability to predict the next words in a sentence based on contextual information, including sentence meaning and grammatical structure, when compared to the control group.

Variations in eye structure, function may reveal features of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease

Detailed Human Eye Anatomical Illustration

Eye abnormalities may help reveal features of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have discovered. Using a novel laboratory rat model of Alzheimer’s disease and high-resolution imaging techniques, researchers correlated variations of the eye structure, to identify initial indicators of the disease…

Human brains ‘hard-wired’ to link what we see with what we do

Realms Of The Mind

Your brain’s ability to instantly link what you see with what you do is down to a dedicated information ‘highway,’ suggests new research. For the first time, researchers have found evidence of a specialized mechanism for spatial self-awareness that combines visual cues with body motion. The newly-discovered system could explain why some schizophrenia patients feel like their actions are controlled by someone else…

Drivers with hemianopia fail to detect pedestrians, study shows

Driving A Car

A diagnosis of hemianopia, or blindness in one-half of the visual field in both eyes as the result of strokes, tumors or trauma often means the end of driving. Researchers set out to determine the extent to which people with hemianopia can compensate for the lost vision when driving, with a long term goal of developing and evaluating devices and training that will assist them to drive more safely. The findings suggest that the scanning patterns employed by some drivers with hemianopia may be insufficient for safe driving.

New innovation could mean eye injections are a thing of the past

Closeup of eyedropper putting liquid into open eye

Drugs used to treat blindness-causing disorders could be successfully administered by eye drops rather than unpleasant and expensive eye injections, according to new research that could be a breakthrough for the millions worldwide suffering from age-related macular degeneration and other eye disorders…

Keep Computer and Smartphone Screens from Destroying Your Eyes

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Staring at a screen all day can cause eye strain and other vision problems. Keep your eyes healthy and prevent other issues like neck and shoulder pain by practicing good “eye-gonomics.”

Long-term daily multivitamin supplement use decreases cataract risk in men, study finds

Multivitamin Supplements

Long-term daily multivitamin supplement use may lower cataract risk in men, according to a study of nearly 15,000 male physicians. Half took a common daily multivitamin, as well as vitamin C, vitamin E and beta carotene supplements. The other half took a placebo. The researchers followed the participants to identify how many participants in each group developed new cases of two common eye diseases: cataract and age-related macular degeneration. Results showed a 9 percent decrease in risk for those that took the supplements.

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