Myopia is increasing in the population at an alarming rate. The myopia epidemic is dangerous as it can lead to blindness due to the adverse ocular changes associated with it. 172 more words
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I’ve just returned to the hospital for another surgery on my right eye. When I last reported on my detached retina issues, I explained how oil was placed into my eye to hold the retina in place. 304 more words
Potential rare adverse effects of fluoroquinolone antibiotics, such as ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin, have received much attention over the past decade. More than 10 years ago, studies first suggested an association with Achilles tendon rupture; more recently, a study published in JAMA last year by researchers in Canada raised concerns about a possible link between fluoroquinolone use and retinal detachment, which can lead to irreversible vision loss. 696 more words
Premature babies have an increased risk of retinal detachment later in life, according to a large new study.
Retinal detachment can lead to vision loss and even blindness unless it is treated with surgery. 222 more words
The Los Angeles Clippers announced that forward Matt Barnes suffered a retinal tear in his left eye on Monday, Nov. 18 against the Memphis Grizzlies. Barnes will undergo a surgical procedure to repair the retina and is expected to miss a minimum of two weeks. 19 more words
Children born extremely prematurely have up to a 19 times greater risk of retinal detachment later in life than peers born at term, according to a Swedish study published this month inOphthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. 539 more words