Peggy Wellman was slowly going blind from glaucoma, but she didn't know it. By the time Dr. Singleton examined her, she had already lost 90 percent of her peripheral vision in one eye, and 80 percent in the other.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved sales of a gene therapy treatment for an inherited condition that can cause blindness. This may lead to new treatments for other conditions in the future.
The biggest eye health stories of 2017 ran from low-tech to high-tech and from super cool to super gross. New treatment possibilities were a feel-good favorite. But perennial eye dangers – and new threats – got the most attention.
If you're having pain, a feeling that something is stuck in your eye, or tearing and redness, then you might have scratched your eye. You might have symptoms right away, or the symptoms may start or get worse hours after the injury.
Twice, doctors told Lisa Morris that the unusual reflection in her infant son Cooper’s eye was nothing to worry about. But Lisa’s intuition that something wasn’t right led to further review and ultimately to a life-saving treatment.
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