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August 26, 2016

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August 26, 2016

Researchers Shed Light on Vascular Growth Factors in Thyroid Eye Disease

Aug. 17, 2016 — Researchers have identified new underlying mechanisms of proptosis in patients with acute thyroid eye disease. Researchers describe vascular growth factors causing an abnormal proliferation of blood ... read more

Low-Income Kids Less Likely to Receive Strabismus Diagnoses

Aug. 17, 2016 — Back to school eye exams may not be the norm for all kids. A large study shows strabismus is diagnosed much less in poor communities which puts kids at risk for permanent vision ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Too much of a short gene that normally has the tall order of helping the eye continuously clear fluid and regulate intraocular pressure appears instead to have the opposite effect and contribute to ... read more

Aug. 9, 2016 — Prolonged exposure to the sun increases the chance of developing alterations in the lens by 4%. Choosing the right pair of sunglasses can reduce such complications, say ... read more

Survey: Vision Health a Priority

Aug. 4, 2016 — Most respondents across all ethnic and racial groups surveyed described loss of eyesight as the worst ailment that could happen to them when ranked against other conditions including loss of limb, ... read more

Dangerous Chemical Eye Burns Common in Young Children

Aug. 4, 2016 — One- and two-year-old children are at the highest risk of burning their eyes with chemicals, despite the long held belief that working-age adults were the most at risk from this type of severe eye ... read more

Alcohol Abuse Drug Can Be Repurposed to Treat a Blinding Disorder

Aug. 4, 2016 — Disulfiram prevents scars forming in a mouse model of scarring conjunctivitis. Human scar making cells, from patients with scarring conjunctivitis, are returned to normal by disulfiram. Disulfiram is ... read more

Drugs Already on Market Prevent Light-Induced Retinal Degeneration in Mice

Aug. 3, 2016 — Combinations of Food and Drug Administration-approved drugs protect against the loss of cells required for vision in a mouse model of the damage caused by blinding retinal diseases, report ... read more

Aug. 1, 2016 — Engineers and physicians have developed a handheld device capable of capturing images of a retina with cellular resolution. The new probe will allow researchers to gather detailed structural ... read more

July 30, 2016 — Mini midbrains provide next generation platforms to investigate human brain biology, diseases and therapeutics, report ... read more

Glaucoma and Driving Ability

July 28, 2016 — Safe driving requires clear central vision and adequate peripheral vision. Glaucoma typically leads to constriction of the visual field, sparing the central ... read more

Even Mild Vision Impairment Has Influence on Quality of Life

July 28, 2016 — Blindness is known to have a broad-ranging adverse influence on affected individuals, their families, and the societies in which they live and is exemplified by its association with impaired quality ... read more

Creativity, Intermedial Languages as Bridge to Communicate With Autistic Children

July 28, 2016 — This pioneering research using drama with autistic children started with an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project 'Imagining Autism: Drama, Performance and Intermediality as ... read more

Gene Therapy in a Droplet Could Treat Eye Diseases, Prevent Blindness

July 27, 2016 — Eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration are among the leading causes of irreversible vision loss and blindness worldwide. Currently, gene therapy can be ... read more

The Eyes Are the Window Into the Brain

July 27, 2016 — Insight into how neurons in the cerebellum respond to rapid eye movements may provide clues for modern medical ... read more

Flow Diversion Improves Vision Among Patients With Paraclinoid Aneurysms

July 26, 2016 — Aneurysms of the paraclinoid region of the internal carotid artery (ICA) and the interventions used to treat them often result in visual impairment. Researchers, however, found that flow diversion ... read more

July 26, 2016 — An infusion of stem cells could help restore proper drainage for fluid-clogged eyes at risk for glaucoma, suggests a new mouse ... read more

Researchers Unveil New Data, Diagnostic Tool at the World's Largest Alzheimer's Forum

July 26, 2016 — A new diagnostic tool that can identify Alzheimer's disease long before the onset of symptoms has been presented by researchers. They add that the tool also highlights the increasing prevalence ... read more

Visual Pigment Rhodopsin Forms Two-Molecule Complexes in Vivo

July 25, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have demonstrated the most likely configuration of rhodopsin in a living organism, and hope this discovery will help develop future therapies for retinitis pigmentosa, ... read more

Racial Differences in Inpatient Procedures After Stroke

July 25, 2016 — Inpatient procedures are an integral part of routine stroke care. Some procedures have a curative intent to heal the patient, while others are life-sustaining procedures. A new study has found that ... read more

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