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Cancer; Eyes and Vision

Breaking ground in eye cancer research, diagnosis, and treatment

Eye cancers are rare, requiring expert care. UT Southwestern's Chief of Ophthalmology J. William Harbour, M.D., an ocular oncologist, discusses advanced treatments and why proactive vision check-ups are so important.

Eyes and Vision

Neurodegenerative conditions: When AMD, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s affect the eyes

Neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s can cause vision symptoms that often go unrecognized. Researchers at UT Southwestern are committed to discovering and refining preventive and therapeutic options for these patients. Learn more.

Eyes and Vision

Ask the ophthalmologist: Will new eye drops really eliminate need for readers?

By age 40, millions of Americans begin dealing with age-related blurred vision when they read. New eye drops approved by the FDA recently help treat presbyopia, but are they a game-changer? UT Southwestern ophthalmologist William Waldrop, M.D. weighs in.

Eyes and Vision

With DMEK for cornea transplant, less can be more

DMEK, an advanced microsurgery technique for corneal transplants, offers patients faster recovery and better outcomes for their eyes and vision than traditional invasive methods.

Eyes and Vision

Nerve graft restores eye sensation and prevents vision loss

Nerve damage in a person’s cornea can lead to vision loss. Jeremy Bartley, M.D., discusses how a new nerve grafting procedure can restore sensation and save a person’s vision.

Eyes and Vision

4 conditions with signs and symptoms that arise in the eyes

Exams of the retina can give patients an inside look at their visual and overall health – before more noticeable symptoms arise.

Eyes and Vision

See clearer – faster – with less-invasive cornea transplant surgery

It may take a year or more for full vision to return after a traditional cornea transplant, but a less-invasive method can have patients seeing clearly after only a few weeks or months. William Waldrop, M.D., explains.

Eyes and Vision

Severe dry eye: Advanced solutions to a common, chronic condition

Health conditions such as Sjögren’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, diabetes, and rosacea can cause severe dry eyes. Danielle Robertson, O.D., Ph.D., discusses our new Advanced Dry Eye Specialty Clinic designed for these patients and offers tips to help control dry eyes at home. Read more.

COVID; Eyes and Vision

Don’t lose sight of eye health during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the pandemic, it's safe to get ophthalmology care for glaucoma, cataracts, or new eye symptoms. Find out why you shouldn't postpone your visit.

Eyes and Vision; Pediatrics

Cataracts in children: Prevent vision loss with early detection and treatment

Cataracts don’t only affect seniors – children can get them as well. And because their eyes are still developing, early detection and treatment is vital to prevent permanent vision loss. Learn about treatment options for pediatric cataracts in this week’s MedBlog.