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Can Lowering Cholesterol Reduce Glaucoma Risk?

Another reason to lower your blood cholesterol if it’s elevated: Doing so may reduce your risk of the most common type of glaucoma (open-angle), suggests an observational study in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Styes and Chalazia: How to Recognize and Treat Two Common Eyelid Disorders

Like many other parts of the body, eyelids can become irritated or infected. Here’s how to recognize two common eyelid disorders—styes and chalazia—and what to do if you develop one (or both) of them.

Fixing A Macular Hole

You may have heard of age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, the eye disease that can cause loss of central vision as a result of changes to a small area at the center of the retina called the macula. You may not have heard of a less common eye condition that shares similar symptoms with AMD, called…

Four Ways to Protect Your Eyes from Sun Damage

The importance of protecting your skin from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays is well known. But It's just as important to protect your eyes and eyelids. Here's what you can do to shield them.

Dry Eyes Linked to Slower Reading Speed

If you have chronic dry eyes, here's another reason to get the problem evaluated and treated if self-help measures aren't sufficient: It can slow reading speed and make prolonged reading difficult, according to a recent study in Optometry and Vision Science.

Vision Impairment May Boost Risk of Cognitive Decline

Older people with visual impairment have an elevated risk of cognitive decline, according to a studyreported in 2018 inJAMA Ophthalmology.

Do Anti-VEGF Eye Treatments Increase Bleeding Risk?

Anti-VEGF medications are very effective in treating age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, and retinal vein occlusion. But there has long been concern that they may increase the risk of bleeding and other problems. French researchers recently assessed how real that risk is.

Quality of Life Concerns After Glaucoma Treatment

Glaucoma treatments can prevent vision loss and blindness, but many patients still experience problems like double vision (diplopia) and strabismus (misaligned eyes), which can interfere with their quality of life.

Cataract Surgery Offers Benefits Beyond Improved Vision

Researchers uncover a surprising link between cataracts and osteoporosis and identify important benefits of cataract surgery.

Laser May Improve Focusing Power of Intraocular Lenses

What if you've had cataract surgery and still need glasses or contact lenses? A laser treatment may someday make it possible for ophthalmologists to refocus intraocular lenses (IOL) that were implanted years before.