Eye Health Research
General Eye Health
While rubbing your eyes may offer temporary relief from irritants, dryness or stress, the long-term consequences may make you think twice before putting your hands near your eyes in the future. Learn more here about why and how to keep your hands away from your eyes.
Seven Sight-Saving Habits for Older Adults to Help Maintain Independence
Don’t let your age cost you your sight. Learn how to protect your eyes through the years simply and easily.
Six Smart Things College Students Should Do For Their Eyes
The words “young” and “invincible” aren’t interchangeable. Learn more about what it means to protect your eyes, even at a young, college age.
Computer Use and Eyestrain
It seems like, now more than ever, Americans are glued to their computer screens. Learn how to protect your eyes from possible damage without giving up your ties to the internet.
7 Health Problems Eye Exams Can Detect
They say eyes are the windows to the soul, but do they lend a peak at other parts of your body too? Learn what 7 health problems, not necessarily frequently associated with the eye, that can be detected with a simple eye exam.
FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Approval of Avedro’s Cross-Linking Platform
Read about a joint FDA advisory panel’s decision to recommend approval of Averdro’s combined riboflavin ophthalmic solutions and ultraviolet light irradiation for corneal collagen cross-linking, a trial that Parker Cornea has been a part of.
Sunglasses are more than just an accessory. Learn how sunglasses can prevent serious damage to your eyes and why you should always keep a pair on hand.
Mobile Device Use Causing Nearsightedness in Children
Is your child’s device doing more harm than good? While smartphones and tablets may be a good learning tool for younger generations, follow these tips to ensure your child’s eyes aren’t paying the price.
Alabama Eye Bank – Through My Eyes
Read this touching letter to the family of an organ donor about how her vision was restored through the help of “Her Girl.”
Study Links Nearsightedness to Higher Education and Years Spent in School
Higher education might lend a bright future – through eye glasses that is. Read more about the correlation between time spent hitting the books and vision impairment.
Regular grape consumption may play role in eye health
Grape juice, grape salad, frozen sugared grapes – do we need another reason to enjoy this tasty snack? If so, look no further: Grapes are good for your eyes!
Cornea transplant keeps pilot in the air
Read about how Laren Haslag overcame his Fuchs’ dystrophy and regained the ability to fly airplanes with the help of a donor cornea provided by Saving Sight.
Anterior Corneal Aberrations Cause Suboptimal Visual Results After DMEK
Learn about how intervening earlier to combat Fuchs’ dystrophy with DMEK surgery may prevent anterior corneal aberrations.
Artificial Cornea – The Boston Keratoprosthesis
For patients who aren’t candidates for human donor tissue, the Boston keratoprothesis, an artificial cornea, may be a safe and effective option.
An Affliction of the Cornea Gets a Closer Look
Read the story of Kaley Jones, a 17-year-old student who was once legally blind due to keratoconus but now sees, reads and even drives without issue thanks to a corneal transplant.
Artificial Corneal Transplant Proven to Correct Corneal Blindness
Explore the option of Boston keratoprothesis (artificial corneas) as a new and improved method of treating cornea disease.
Corneal Stromal Dystrophies
Learn about corneal stromal dystrophies pathology, symptoms and more. This article features up close photos of the eye to further explain these diseases.
Keratoprosthesis restores vision in patients blinded by corneal disease
Learn more about when keratoprothesis is a viable option for corneal transplants, how it works and the differences between keratoprotheses.
Glaucoma: Did You Know?
Get informed! This article lists some facts that you may not know about living with glaucoma.
Glaukos – Transforming Glaucoma Therapy
iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass is a new surgerical therapy that is treating glaucoma like never before. Read more about it and see if you’re a good candidate here.
Glaucoma and Your Eyes
Learn everything there is to know about glaucoma. This article details the disease from every angle, from types to treatement.
Tiny Implantable Device Helps with Glaucoma
iStents are remarkable devices helping to alleviate the pain and discomfort that comes with traditional glaucoma treatment. This video helps to explain how and why they work.
Four Ways Over-the-Counter Costume Contact Lenses Can Ruin Vision
Don’t let the finishing touch on your Halloween costume wreak havoc on your eyes. Costume contact lenses are dangerous and should be worn with caution for these four reasons.
3 Hygiene Habits Linked to Contaminated Contact Lens Cases
Keep your contact cases clean! Contamination can lead to serious health issues and even loss of vision. Read more about how to ensure your cases are contaminate free.
Toward Safer Treatment Options for Advanced Keratoconus
Learn more about how Bowman layer transplants may be a safer option for treating keratoconus than riskier procedures such as DALK and PK.
Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty – A Review
In this article, Dr. Jack Parker, Dr. John Parker and Dr. Gerrit Melles, explore Descemet Membrane Endothelia Keratoplasty, or DMEK, as a low cost, viable option for ophthalmologists around the world.