Michael X. Repka

Bio

Specialties:

  • Ophthalmology

Affiliation:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eyes clouded by cataracts may one day be treated with drops rather than surgery, a new animal study suggests.

    Today, surgery is the only means of treating cataracts, the leading cause of blindness in the world. Doctors extract cloudy lenses and...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eyes clouded by cataracts may one day be treated with drops rather than surgery, a new animal study suggests.

    Today, surgery is the only means of treating cataracts, the leading cause of blindness in the world. Doctors extract cloudy lenses and...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with blue eyes may be more likely to become alcoholics, a new study suggests.

    Genetic researchers at the University of Vermont said their findings could help doctors learn more about the roots of alcoholism, as well as other psychiatric di...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with blue eyes may be more likely to become alcoholics, a new study suggests.

    Genetic researchers at the University of Vermont said their findings could help doctors learn more about the roots of alcoholism, as well as other psychiatric di...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    SUNDAY, May 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Changes in bacteria populations may be one reason why people who wear contact lenses are more prone to eye infections, a new study suggests.

    "Our research clearly shows that putting a foreign object, such as a contact len...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The diabetes drug metformin was linked to a lower risk of developing the eye condition glaucoma in a new study.

    People who took the most metformin during the 10-year study period had a 25 percent reduced risk of glaucoma compared with people not ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Child Neurology:

    MONDAY, May 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eye training or other vision therapies will not treat dyslexia in children, say researchers who found normal vision among most children with the learning disability.

    The findings confirm what eye doctors have known for a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Optometry:

    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New U.S. government research connects eyesight problems with poverty, and reveals that people in the southern part of the country have the highest prevalence of both poverty and severe vision loss.

    In fact, most of the counties that rank in the top...Full Article

  • 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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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