Drinking tea might help reduce glaucoma risk, new study concludes

Drinking tea (especially without sugar) is good for you, but having a healthy diet and staying fit are still more impactful.

New STEM cell technology allows scientists to grow retinal nerve cells

Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered a method that allows them to coax stem cells to morph into retinal ganglion cells. This type of nerve cells reside in the retina and transmit visual input from the eyes to the brain. If these cells become damaged or die vision-loss conditions develop, such as glaucoma or multiple sclerosis.

New Technology for Monitoring Glaucoma: Microfluidic Implant And Smart Phone App Monitoring

Stanford Professor of Bioengineering and Applied Physics, Stephen Quake, and Head of the Ophthalmic Science and Engineering Lab at Bar Ilan University Dr. Yossi Mandell teamed up and created a new device which allows glaucoma patients to continuously monitor pressure levels in their eyes – this provides not only a better monitoring, but it also means that patients don’t have

Visual impairments on the rise in the US linked to diabetes

Nonrefractive visual impairments, the kind that can’t be corrected by glasses, have reportedly increased 21% overall and 40% among non-Hispanic whites aged 20 to 39 years compared to a decade ago. The researchers who conducted the study claim that their results show a link between loss of vision and rising diabetes among the US populace. Visual impairment diseases like  glaucoma and cataract can only