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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.

Cataract Patients Need Family Support

Many people who have cataracts aren't getting the treatment they need. Likely reasons range from the cost of surgery to access to treatment centers. But the lack of a family and social support system may also play a key role, findings published in JAMA Ophthalmology suggest.

Laser Treatment: A Better First Choice for Glaucoma?

For years, medicated eyedrops had been the mainstay for treating glaucoma, a condition caused when the pressure of fluid inside the eye becomes dangerously elevated. Now some experts believe that the laser procedure known as selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) may be a better first-choice treatment.

Anxious About Getting Eye Injections? You’re Not Alone

Injections of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitors can slow neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). But many people find that receiving injections in the eye is stressful. If you're anxious about the treatment, here's what you should do.

What You Should Know About Eye ‘Freckles’

Some people notice small dark spots that look like freckles in the iris of the eye. These may be harmless iris "freckles," medically called iris ephelis, or they could be iris nevi, which are typically, but not always, benign. Another kind of eye "freckle" -found inside the eye-choroidal nevi-can be seen only during an eye exam.…