Eye Health / Blindness News From Medical News Today

Eye health is a broad subject that includes conditions such as blindness, allergies, color blindness, sties, eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration (AMD), surgical procedures such as cataract surgery, cornea transplant, and vision problems including astigmatism, blurry vision, hyperopia (farsightedness) and myopia (nearsightedness).
  1. How an eye test could detect Alzheimer's
    Researchers reveal how a novel imaging technique could diagnose Alzheimer's disease by detecting beta-amyloid plaques in the retinas of patients.
  2. Color blindness: When red looks like brown
    From street signs to our national flags, colors are an integral part of society. But for colorblind individuals, this can cause serious challenges.
  3. Visual impairment among older adults associated with poor cognitive function
    In a nationally representative sample of older U.S. adults, visual impairment was associated with worse cognitive function, according to a study published by JAMA Ophthalmology.
  4. Why do onions make us cry?
    Few can escape the wrath of the onion; the chemicals released in self-defense make us well up. Scientists shed light on the enzyme responsible.
  5. Marcus Gunn pupil: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment
    Marcus Gunn pupil is a condition affecting the eyes. In this article, learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for Marcus Gunn pupil.