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Vision Impairment Connected to Food Insecurity

Study found this association was more prominent in older adults.
October 21, 2021

E-cigarette Use Associated With Visual Impairment

Just like the elevated risk traditional cigarettes pose, this alternative—which contains nicotine—may also increase the chances of ocular disease, research suggests.
October 1, 2021

Progress Towards a Consensus on Conjunctivitis

Better research methodology and standardized protocols are needed to ensure high quality recommendations, review study says.
September 10, 2021

Cannabis Shown to Alter the Accommodation Process

Users experience slower, less precise reactions, researchers suggest.
September 3, 2021

Dementia More Common in Visually Impaired Individuals

Worse visual acuity was also associated with greater risk of incidence, suggesting that slowing VI progression could delay onset.
August 27, 2021

High Altitude, Tobacco Intake Associated With Visual Impairment

Education level and coffee consumption also played a role in ocular disease, researchers find.
August 27, 2021

Caffeine Enhances Dynamic Visual Acuity

The much-beloved psychostimulant has a number of enhancing effects on motion perception, alertness and reaction times.
August 26, 2021

SD-OCT and FAF Biomarkers Help Quantify GA Progression

Hyperreflective foci concentration, subretinal drusenoid deposits and certain imaging patterns were all associated with lesion enlargement, study finds.
August 23, 2021

Time of Year Influences IOP Level

Study shows pressure was highest around December and January and lowest around August and September.
August 20, 2021

Lab-grown Brains Show Rudimentary Eye Development

Stem cell–derived organoids treated with vitamin A spontaneously grew little optic cups.
August 19, 2021