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February 12, 2016

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February 12, 2016

Mobile Phone Test Can Reveal Vision Problems in Time

Feb. 11, 2016 — Apps that test visual function at home can discover deterioration of the eye’s macula lutea long before traditional vision ... read more

Proteomics and Precision Medicine

Feb. 5, 2016 — Researchers have used personalized proteomics to devise a successful treatment strategy for a patient with uveitis, a potentially blinding eye disease that can have many causes, making it ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — A study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has shown that uncorrected farsightedness (hyperopia) in preschool children is associated with ... read more

Epilepsy Drug Could Protect Nerves from Damage in MS

Jan. 26, 2016 — An epilepsy drug could lead to a new treatment that protects nerve damage in MS patients, according to research. Scientists have found that the anti-convulsant drug phenytoin protected neural tissue ... read more

Helmet-Wearing Increases Risk-Taking and Sensation-Seeking

Jan. 25, 2016 — Helmet-wearing could increase risk-taking, a new study suggests. The latest findings call into question the effectiveness of certain safety advice, notably in relation to helmets for various leisure ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — In use for more than 20 years, the varicella zoster virus vaccine for chickenpox and shingles is considered an essential medicine by the World Health Organization (WHO). However, researchers have ... read more

Up to 50 Percent of Women With Advanced-Stage Ovarian Cancer Could Be Cured With One Treatment Model, Expert Argues

Jan. 20, 2016 — Up to half of women with advanced-stage ovarian cancer might be cured, compared to the current 20 percent survival rate, argues a scientist, who calls for a new standard of treatment for women with ... read more

Jan. 18, 2016 — Researchers have discovered how to reverse the abnormal axonal development characteristic of CFEOM3, a congenital disease that affects the muscles that control eye movements. The work shows how ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — Research suggests the possibility of restoring at least some visual function in people blinded by optic nerve damage from glaucoma, estimated to affect more than 4 million Americans, or from ... read more

Higher Dietary Nitrate, Green Leafy Vegetable Intake Associated With Lower Risk of Glaucoma

Jan. 14, 2016 — Greater intake of dietary nitrate and green leafy vegetables was associated with a 20 percent to 30 percent lower risk of primary open-angle glaucoma, according to a ... read more

Nanoprobe Development Will Enable Scientists to Uncover More DNA Secrets

Jan. 14, 2016 — A 'nanoprobe' has been created by scientists, just a tenth of the size of a human hair, to help uncover more of the secrets of DNA. The research has led to the use of the nanoprobe to study ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — A large new study reveals previously unknown risk factors associated with an eye condition that causes serious progressive nearsightedness at a relatively young age. The findings, made through the ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — Three genes that contribute to the most common type of glaucoma have been discovered by researchers. The study increases the total number of such genes to ... read more

The 'Eyes' Have It: Astronaut Vision and Ophthalmologic Problems Explained

Jan. 11, 2016 — Just when you think you've seen it all, our eyes look to be victims of a low-gravity environments, too. According to new research two significant genetic differences in enzymes that direct the ... read more

What's in Store for Survivors of Childhood Cancers That Affect Vision?

Jan. 11, 2016 — Little is known about the long-term health of survivors of childhood cancers that affect vision, but two new studies provide valuable insights that could impact patient care and ... read more

Retinal Cells Work With Little Reserve Energy; May Explain Vulnerability to Eye Diseases

Jan. 8, 2016 — Our eyes are especially demanding when it comes to energy: along with our brain, they require a substantial amount of power to keep them functioning and healthy. Now a new study suggests that because ... read more

Gene Editing Technique Improves Vision in Rats With Inherited Blindness

Jan. 8, 2016 — A new technique that has the potential to treat inherited diseases by removing genetic defects has been shown for the first time to hinder retinal degeneration in rats with a type of inherited ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — Glaucoma patients may experience increased eye pressure as the result of performing several different head-down positions while practicing yoga, according to a new ... read more

'Dry Eye' Linked to Chronic Pain Syndromes

Jan. 6, 2016 — A link between 'dry eye' and chronic pain syndromes has been found by researchers, a finding that suggests that a new paradigm is needed for diagnosis and treatment to improve patient ... read more

High Rate of Symptoms, Hospitalization Following Gastric Bypass Surgery for Obesity

Jan. 6, 2016 — Although the vast majority of patients reported improved well-being after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery, the prevalence of symptoms such as abdominal pain and fatigue were high and nearly ... read more

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