Robert Abel Jr

Bio

Specialties:

  • Ophthalmology

Affiliation:

  • Christiana Care Health System

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An American doctor who survived Ebola had traces of the virus in his eye fluid long after it was no longer present in his blood, his physicians say.

    The finding suggests that other Ebola survivors should be monitored for possible Ebola-related eye...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    SUNDAY, May 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that gene therapy quickly improves eyesight for patients who've lost their vision from an inherited condition called Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA).

    But the improvements aren't permanent: Researchers sa...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Ophthalmology:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eye injuries in children from certain types of guns -- such as air guns, BB guns and paintball guns -- increased dramatically between 2010 and 2012 in the United States, according to new research.

    The study from the Stanford University School of Me...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive management of type 1 diabetes can reduce the risk of having a diabetes-related eye surgery by nearly 50 percent, according to a new report.

    But even for people who couldn't meet the very stringent blood sugar targets set for the stu...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A small number of dogs and cats across the United States have been infected by a roundworm parasite that targets the eye, according to a new report.

    While the condition isn't fatal, researchers say vets and owners should be aware of the outbrea...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The way the brain organizes its visual sense is the same in people who are blind from birth and sighted people, a new study shows.

    The findings challenge the long-held belief that the brain's visual cortex -- which handles the sense of sight -- ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Applying pencil eyeliner to the inner eyelid increases the risk that particles will get into the eye and cause vision problems, a new study warns.

    Volunteers first applied glitter eyeliner outside the lash line and then...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research in rats suggests a special compass might one day help blind people navigate their physical environments.

    Using a head-mounted device, Japanese scientists attached a microstimulator and a digital compass to the brains of blind rats, ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A number of nutrients can help keep your eyes healthy, and some may even improve your eyesight, an eye doctor says.

    It's particularly important to eat a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, said Dr. James McDonnell, a pediatric ophthalmologis...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Ophthalmology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In the midst of the current resurgence of measles across the United States, many people may still believe it's a harmless, transient disease.

    But experts warn that even before the telltale skin rash appears, the infection typically shows up in the...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Glaucoma patients are more likely to take medications to treat their eye disease if they're prescribed generic drugs, a new study finds.

    More than half of Americans with glaucoma do not take their medications as prescribed, which is one of the b...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A vision-robbing condition called diabetic macular edema can strike people with diabetes.

    Now, a new study compared three leading drugs for the condition -- Avastin, Eylea and Lucentis -- and found that Eylea came out on top, at least for pati...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The eye's optic nerve may provide clues to a stroke patient's survival, a new study indicates.

    The research focuses on the sheath surrounding the optic nerve, which connects the eye and the brain. Using ultrasound to measure the thickness of t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new eye-tracking method might help determine the severity of concussions, researchers report.

    They said the simple approach can be used in emergency departments and, perhaps one day, on the sidelines at sporting events.

    "Concussion is ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term high blood pressure may increase the risk of the eye disease glaucoma, according to a new study.

    The researchers said their findings suggest that doctors should consider a patient's blood pressure when managing glaucoma, the second lea...Full Article