Cataract Surgery a Plus for Someone With Dementia, Study Says

SUNDAY, July 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Along with improving vision, cataract surgery may slow mental decline in people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, a new study suggests.

Eye Doctors Offer Fireworks Safety Tips

THURSDAY, July 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you and your family like fireworks, the best way to enjoy them is by watching displays staged by professionals, according to eye doctors.

Scientists Use Stem Cells to Grow Human Corneas in Mice

WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new method of enhancing the re-growth of corneal tissue to restore vision offers possible promise to people whose corneas have been damaged by disease, burns or chemicals, researchers report.

Glaucoma Can Affect Babies, Too

WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When Olivia Goree noticed something just "wasn't right" about her 6-week-old son's eyes, she trusted her instincts and took him to the doctor. What she never expected was the diagnosis: glaucoma.

Nearsightedness Linked to More Schooling

FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Higher levels of education are associated with a greater risk for nearsightedness, according to new research.

Health Tip: Care for Contact Lenses

(HealthDay News) -- Taking proper care of your contact lenses helps reduce your risk of eye infection.

Human Stem Cells Used to Create Light-Sensitive Eye Cells

TUESDAY, June 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using human stem cells, researchers created eye cells capable of responding to light.

Animal Trials Show Promise for Treating Eye Cancer

THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New findings about the genetic roots of eye melanoma could lead to more effective treatments, scientists say. They also report an existing drug shows benefits as a treatment for eye tumors in mice.

Sagging Eyelids More Common in Men, Fair-Skinned and Overweight: Study

THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The dreaded drooping eyelids that often come with age are more likely to appear on men, people with fair skin and those who are overweight, a new study finds.

Guard Your Good Vision, Experts Say

FRIDAY, May 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking, decorative contact lenses and laser pointers all pose a threat to your eyes, but sitting too close to the television or computer screen doesn't, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.