Staring at Solar Eclipse Burned Holes in Woman's Retinas

FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Americans were warned repeatedly last August not to look at a highly anticipated solar eclipse with the naked eye, and now a new case study demonstrates exactly why.

Coming Soon: A Gel That Could Help Save Soldiers' Eyes

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When eye injury strikes, the time needed to rush patients to proper care becomes crucial.

'Boomers' Doing Better at Avoiding Eye Disease of Aging

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Macular degeneration is a major cause of vision loss in older Americans. But new research shows that baby boomers are somehow avoiding the illness at higher rates than their parents did.

Staying Active May Lower Odds for Glaucoma

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You probably know that exercise benefits your heart and waistline. But how about your vision?

Spooky Halloween Contact Lenses Are No Treat, Docs Say

FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're tempted to buy Halloween-styled contact lenses without a prescription -- don't do it, eye experts warn.

Could Cataract Surgery Lengthen Older Women's Lives?

THURSDAY, Oct. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women who undergo cataract surgery may get an unexpected dividend: longer life.

Health Tip: Keep Your Eyes Healthier

(HealthDay News) -- As you grow older, your eyes are more prone to diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma.

Farsighted Kids Have Trouble Paying Attention

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Farsightedness affects young children's ability to pay attention in school, which could put them at risk of falling behind in the classroom, a new study suggests.

FDA Panel Supports Gene Therapy for Kids With Rare Eye Disease

THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Thursday recommended approval of a gene therapy that could grant the gift of sight to young people with a rare type of inherited vision loss.

Coming Soon: Glaucoma Self-Care, From Home?

FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For many glaucoma patients, repeat trips to a doctor's office to check on their eyes can be a real pain.