Dr. Robert Abel Jr

Bio

Specialties:

  • Ophthalmology

Affiliation:

  • Christiana Care Health System

Group Memberships:

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Ophthalmology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Preschool children with uncorrected farsightedness are at risk for literacy problems, new research suggests.

    The study included nearly 500 children, aged 4 and 5, who had either moderate farsightedness (hyperopia) or normal vision. Those with unco...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eye defects may occur in babies born with microcephaly that seems to be linked to infection with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, researchers report.

    Since a Zika virus outbreak began in Brazil last April, there has been an unusual rise in the numb...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs -- medicines such as Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor -- may help people with a common eye disease called macular degeneration, a small study suggests.

    In the early stage clinical trial, a team from Harva...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The vaccine for chickenpox and shingles has been linked to inflammation of the eye's cornea, but the number of such cases is small, a new study says.

    "Keratitis, or inflammation of the clear layer on the front of the eye, is a vision issue that ca...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating green leafy vegetables daily may decrease the risk of glaucoma -- a serious eye disease -- by 20 percent or more over many years, a new study suggests.

    "We found those consuming the most green leafy vegetables had a 20 to 30 percent lower...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The discovery of three more genes linked to the most common type of glaucoma could boost efforts to fight the eye disease, researchers report.

    The three newly identified genes associated with primary open angle glaucoma bring the total number of s...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Ophthalmology:

    MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some survivors of childhood cancers that affect vision may face increased risk for long-term health and economic problems, two new studies suggest.

    The studies, published online Jan. 11 in the journal Cancer, prov...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Ophthalmology:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who spend lots of time indoors and on computers and other electronic devices may be raising their risk for nearsightedness, a panel of U.S. ophthalmology experts suggests.

    The prevalence of Americans with nearsightedness -- also known ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Optometry:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Glaucoma patients ask for marijuana prescriptions because they have false notions of its effectiveness in treating the eye disease, a new survey has found.

    And the trend toward legalization of marijuana has lent additional weight to those misco...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Ophthalmology:

    MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New, high-tech glasses may offer kids with "lazy eye" a hipper alternative to the traditional, dreaded eye patch, new research suggests.

    Fashioned to look like snazzy ski eyewear, the glasses can function as normal prescription eyeglasses -- but ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Falls and fights are the leading causes of eye injuries that land people in the hospital, a new study finds.

    Also, the cost of treating such injuries is going up. The analysis of data from nearly 47,000 people hospitaliz...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding a premature infant may help reduce the risk of a serious eye problem known as retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), new research suggests.

    The researchers said that when babies were exclusively fed breast milk, the risk of any-stage ROP...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A common Parkinson's disease medication might hold potential for preventing or treating macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in the elderly, new research suggests.

    At this stage, no one is recommending that patients take the dr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Birth weight and growth during childhood could affect hearing, vision, thinking and memory later in life, a new study suggests.

    "Sensory problems and illness such as dementia are an increasing problem, but these findings suggest that issues begin ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your parents may have told you, "Eat your carrots, they're good for your eyes," and a new study suggests they were on to something.

    Pigments called carotenoids -- which give red or orange hues to carrots, sweet potatoes and orange peppers, or dee...Full Article