Eye Defects Seen in Some Babies Born With Zika-Linked Microcephaly

TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eye defects may occur in babies born with microcephaly that seems to be linked to infection with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, researchers report.

High-Dose Statins May Ease Macular Degeneration for Some

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs -- medicines such as Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor -- may help people with a common eye disease called macular degeneration, a small study suggests.

Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Eyes

T(HealthDay News) -- Children can get eye injuries from everyday play or exposure to harmful objects. But parents can take steps to help prevent these injuries.

Chickenpox, Shingles Vaccines Linked to Rare Eye Inflammation

MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The vaccine for chickenpox and shingles has been linked to inflammation of the eye's cornea, but the number of such cases is small, a new study says.

Green, Leafy Vegetables Each Day May Help Keep Glaucoma at Bay

THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating green leafy vegetables daily may decrease the risk of glaucoma -- a serious eye disease -- by 20 percent or more over many years, a new study suggests.

Scientists Spot Three More Genes Linked to Glaucoma Risk

MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The discovery of three more genes linked to the most common type of glaucoma could boost efforts to fight the eye disease, researchers report.

Kids With Vision-Damaging Cancers May Face Ills Later

MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some survivors of childhood cancers that affect vision may face increased risk for long-term health and economic problems, two new studies suggest.

More Computer Time May Be Causing Nearsightedness in U.S. Kids

THURSDAY, Dec. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who spend lots of time indoors and on computers and other electronic devices may be raising their risk for nearsightedness, a panel of U.S. ophthalmology experts suggests.

Glaucoma Patients Have False Notions of Pot's Ability to Treat Their Disease: Survey

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Glaucoma patients ask for marijuana prescriptions because they have false notions of its effectiveness in treating the eye disease, a new survey has found.

Health Tip: Understanding Your Baby's Vision

(HealthDay News) -- A baby's vision matures during the infant's first year.