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.
Millions of Americans who live with spots in their vision may soon have a remedy: a laser treatment to break up floaters.
Glasses are currently being tested that can treat glaucoma with an electromagnetic coil.
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.
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