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April 27, 2015

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April 27, 2015

Apr. 21, 2015 — Blocking another protein, Slit2, prevents the pathological blood vessel development that causes blindness diseases, a team of Inserm researchers has demonstrated in an animal model. Vasoproliferative ... read more

New Technology May Improve Management of Leading Causes of Blindness

Apr. 20, 2015 — New technology can improve the clinical management of the leading causes of blindness, researchers say. Optical coherence tomography angiography could largely replace current dye-based angiography in ... read more

Vision: New Technique Reduces Halo Effect Caused by Lenses

Apr. 15, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new technique that significantly reduces the halo effect that is generated when using multifocal (contact and intra-ocular) lenses and looking at bright point sources in ... read more

Healthcare Professionals Must Recognize Importance of Human Rights to Improve Healthcare for Women, Experts Say

Apr. 14, 2015 — Women's human rights need to be addressed globally in order to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity, says an ... read more

Advancements in Retinal Detachment Research Pave the Road to Better Visual Recovery

Apr. 14, 2015 — Age, disease and even playing certain sports like basketball can increase a person’s risk of developing a detached retina. While surgery is typically used to treat the condition, subsequent ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — New research shows the way the brain organizes its visual sense remains intact even in people blind from birth, and the pattern of functional connectivity between the visual area and the ... read more

Open-Angle Glaucoma: Poor Data for the Fixed Combination Tafluprost/timolol

Apr. 7, 2015 — Research that focused on open-angle glaucoma provided study results that are uncertain, claiming that information on important outcomes is lacking. As such, no added benefit can be determined for the ... read more

Apr. 7, 2015 — Impaired vision is one of the most common consequences of a stroke. In rare cases, patients may even lose their ability to perceive depth. Such patients see the world around them as flat, like a ... read more

Malignant Melanoma: Pensioners Seven Times More Likely to Get Deadly Skin Cancer Than 40 Years Ago

Apr. 6, 2015 — Pensioners are seven times more likely to get malignant melanoma than 40 years ago, a study confirms. While age is one of the biggest risk factors for melanoma the huge increase in pensioners being ... read more

One Test Can Predict Which Kids Will Become Nearsighted

Apr. 2, 2015 — A study of 4,500 U.S. children over 20 years has identified a single test that can predict which kids will become nearsighted by the eighth grade: a measure of their current refractive error. The ... read more

Allow NHS Doctors to Prescribe Cheap, Safe and Effective Sight Loss Drug, Say Experts

Apr. 2, 2015 — NHS doctors should be allowed to prescribe a cheap, safe and effective drug for the degenerative eye disease, wet age related macular degeneration (AMD) -- a leading cause of blindness among older ... read more

Eyeliner Application May Cause Eye Problems, Study Finds

Apr. 1, 2015 — People who apply eyeliner on the inner eyelid run the risk of contaminating the eye and causing vision trouble, according to research. This is the first study to prove that particles from pencil ... read more

South-East England Ahead on Genetic Tests for Inherited Eye Conditions

Mar. 31, 2015 — New research reveals a stark variation in genetic testing services for inherited eye disease in England. The study shows that service provision in the North-east is much lower than expected based on ... read more

Scientists Convert Microbubbles to Nanoparticles

Mar. 30, 2015 — Biomedical researchers have successfully converted microbubble technology already used in diagnostic imaging into nanoparticles that stay trapped in tumors to potentially deliver targeted, ... read more

Classroom Behaviour and Dyslexia Research

Mar. 30, 2015 — The significance of copying and note-taking in the classroom has been studied by researchers including a view on how it affects the learning of Dyslexic children. "Classroom learning is the ... read more

Mar. 26, 2015 — An obstacle course was used by researchers to evaluate a wearable collision warning device they developed for patients with peripheral vision loss. They found the device may help patients with a wide ... read more

Carnival Game Mimics Eye Growth

Mar. 26, 2015 — The motion of coins in a "Penny Pusher" carnival game is similar to the movement of cells in the eye's lens, it turns out. This new insight may help scientists understand how the eye ... read more

New Role Uncovered for 'Oldest' Tumor Suppressor Gene

Mar. 26, 2015 — Scientists have revealed a brand new function for one of the first cancer genes ever discovered -- the retinoblastoma gene -- in a finding that could open up exciting new approaches to treatment. The ... read more

Mar. 25, 2015 — Experienced nannies and doctors have always known how much the visual contact with a newborn can convey. A recent study provides scientific evidence for this everyday understanding. The findings show ... read more

Outcomes After Thyroid Surgery for Pro Singers Described in First Study of Its Kind

Mar. 24, 2015 — A neural monitoring system has been developed by surgeons to be used intraoperatively to improve outcomes. In the first study of its kind, they confirmed the hypothesis that the careers of singers ... read more

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