Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a specific pattern of diseases that damage the optic nerve and cause irreversible blindness. The optic nerve carries the images we see to the brain. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness among older people in the U.S. Sometimes called the "silent thief of sight," glaucoma can affect a person's sight before they realize they have the disease. While there is no known cure, loss of sight is largely preventable if glaucoma is caught and treated early.

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December 14, 2018

Really, Toy Guns Are Dangerous for Your Eyes

Some people think Nerf darts are safe because they’re ‘soft.’ But three patients at the heart of a medical report all had days or weeks of pain and blurred vision from toy dart injuries.

The report, published in BMJ Case Reports, reinforces what that the American Academy of Ophthalmology has said many times. Projectile toys are not safe. The three cases, treated at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital in the United Kingdom, underscore the serious nature of eye injuries during playtime.

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December 6, 2018

Top Tips for Choosing Safe Toys this Holiday

No one chooses gifts with the intent to harm, but some popular children’s toys can cause serious injuries. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, nearly 252,000 toy-related injuries were treated in emergency rooms in 2014, and and almost half of these injuries affect the head or face...

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