Adulthood for juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients doesn’t eliminate the risk for uveitis-related visual complications, but a recent Dutch study reported that for most the outcomes appear to be “fairly good.” The caveat, however, was that one-third of the patients in study became visually impaired or blind in one eye as young adults.
The treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration has come a long way in a short period of time. While it may take some explaining that injections in the eye are the best way to treat the condition now there is work being done to find better ways for the future.
Space flight has changed dramatically from the days of the Mercury and Apollo programs. With an eye towards Mars research is being done to see what impact long-term flights will have on a person's body.
Only one in 10,000 children will be diagnosed with pediatric glaucoma. If the condition is caught soon enough, surgical options can help treat the condition and give the patients a regular quality of life for their future.