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It is easy to remember steps to prevent the body from getting cold, but what can be done to protect the eyes when cold weather hits?
This study will explore the role of biomechanical differences in the optic nerve that may explain why individuals of African descent are at greatest risk of developing glaucoma.
Brian Samuels, M.D., says there is an increase of eye pressure throughout the morning, and that pressure comes and goes throughout the day. This fluctuation is a known risk factor for the progression of glaucoma.
Approximately 14 million Americans have age-related macular degeneration, and a new study suggests it may be underdiagnosed in primary eye care settings.
As NASA prepares for its journey to Mars, one UAB researcher is investigating why so many astronauts suffer from poorer vision after they return to Earth.
Individuals with dry eye have hope as researchers continue to learn more about causes, symptoms and treatments.
African-Americans are at increased risk for glaucoma, and a new UAB study looks to find ways to improve medication adherence in that patient group
A college baseball player nearly blinded by a batted ball and a UAB ophthalmologist urge athletes to wear eye protection at all times.

The primary investigators are examining whether age- and race-related differences in the biomechanics of the optic nerve head may contribute to this risk.

It’s Healthy Vision Month, and UAB ophthalmologists say that early detection of eye diseases plays a major part in successful treatment.