Vision

Laser Treatment for Floaters?

Age-related changes in the eye can cause floaters-specks or web-like shapes in your visual field-to become more prevalent, sometimes interfering with vision. Can laser treatment help?

More Evidence that Statins May Lower Glaucoma Risk

Cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins have been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Now there's growing reason to think they may also be associated with a decreased risk of open-angle glaucoma.

A Look at Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

Over the past decade, so-called minimally invasive glaucoma surgery has been gaining popularity. There is no specific definition for "minimally invasive," but it typically means surgery that causes less trauma to healthy tissue, takes a shorter time to perform, and speeds postoperative recovery.

When You Need Antibiotic Treatment-and When You Don’t

Should pinkeye, or conjunctivitis, be treated with antibiotics or will the condition clear up on its own? Find out the what the experts think.

Relief for Dry Eye

Dry eye is a condition that can be frustrating for the patient because of chronic symptoms and discomfort. But relief is within reach for most patients, although it may take some trial and error.

Cataract Surgery: Know Your Lens Options

Preparing for cataract surgery? Before your operation, your surgeon will review the intraocular lens (IOL) replacement options. A number of factors can affect your lens choices. Here are a few things to consider before you head to surgery.

Why AMD Can Lead to Depression

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and depression frequently occur in tandem. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in older adults, and depression is a leading cause of disability.