FDA Approves 1st Artificial Iris

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday gave its OK to the first artificial iris — the colored part of the eye that surrounds the pupil. The surgically implanted device can be used on adults and children whose iris is missing, has been damaged by a congenital…

Scientists Create First 3D-Printer Corneas

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — These days, medical advances seem to be happening in the blink of an eye. Now, British scientists report they have created human corneas using 3D-printing technology. The researchers said they hope this breakthrough will one day ensure an unlimited supply of corneas. Human corneas are now in short…

5 Ways to Protect Your Eye Health

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Your risk of vision problems increases with age, but there are things you can do to protect your sight, eye doctors say. By age 65, one in three Americans will have a vision-impairing eye disease. But early treatment of many of these conditions can slow or halt vision…

Sun's UV Rays a Threat to Your Eyes, Too

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s not just your skin that needs protection from ultraviolet rays, health experts warn. UV rays from the sun can cause corneal sunburn (photokeratitis) and UV damage that has been linked to macular degeneration, cataracts, cancer and pterygium (a growth on the white part of the eye), according…

Healthy Diet, Healthy Eyes

THURSDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Healthy eating may help preserve your vision as you age, eye experts say. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) damages the macula (a small area near the center of the retina, located on the inside back layer of the eye), leading to a decline in central vision. There is no…