Dr. Laura Fine, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • ophthalmology

Affiliation:

  • Harvard Health Publications

Location:

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Optometry:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having greater amounts of yellow pigment in your eyes could boost your ability to see distant objects in hazy conditions, a new study reports.

    In a laboratory experiment, University of Georgia researchers simulated hazy conditions in order to te...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans are at greater risk for diabetes-related vision loss than other racial groups battling the blood sugar disease, a new study says.

    Researchers analyzed data from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which eva...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Decorative contact lenses may seem like a fun accessory, but if you're not careful, they can cause serious eye damage.

    Decorative contacts should be fitted properly by an optometrist or ophthalmologist, according to the...Full Article

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    SUNDAY, July 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Along with improving vision, cataract surgery may slow mental decline in people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, a new study suggests.

    Better eyesight also improves their quality of life, the researchers said.

    "These p...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new method of enhancing the re-growth of corneal tissue to restore vision offers possible promise to people whose corneas have been damaged by disease, burns or chemicals, researchers report.

    The scientists focused on limbal stem cells, which ...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, June 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using human stem cells, researchers created eye cells capable of responding to light.

    Specifically, the researchers created retina cells. The retina is a layer of light-sensitive cells that line the inside of the eye. The retina sends visual mess...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New findings about the genetic roots of eye melanoma could lead to more effective treatments, scientists say. They also report an existing drug shows benefits as a treatment for eye tumors in mice.

    So-called uveal melanoma -- cancer that attacks...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The dreaded drooping eyelids that often come with age are more likely to appear on men, people with fair skin and those who are overweight, a new study finds.

    The study also suggests that sagging eyelids can run in families, and researchers have ...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, May 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking, decorative contact lenses and laser pointers all pose a threat to your eyes, but sitting too close to the television or computer screen doesn't, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

    As part of Healthy Vision month in May, the FDA se...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat glaucoma eye disease can also help people with vision loss linked to obesity, a new study reveals.

    Researchers examined the effectiveness of the inexpensive drug, called acetazolamide (Diamox), in women and men with the cond...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new computerized eye-training program could upend the long-held belief that glaucoma-related vision loss is irreversible, a small study suggests.

    Daily "vision workouts" restored a significant degree of sight to a group of glaucoma patients by...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Bacteria that can cause serious eye infections are able to survive longer in contact lens cleaning solution than previously known, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at different strains of Pseudomonas aeruginos...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists may have found a new method for treating age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness.

    People with the condition suffer a loss of central vision, and those with advanced stages of the disease can't read, watch TV, d...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise and occasional drinking may be good for your eyes, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed data collected from nearly 5,000 Wisconsin adults, aged 43 to 84, from 1988 to 2013. Over 20 years, 5.4 percent of them developed visu...Full Article

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    MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Global rates of blindness and poor vision have fallen sharply over the past two decades, especially in rich nations, a new study reveals.

    And providing eyeglasses for common vision-loss problems could improve the situation even more, according to...Full Article