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April 27, 2017

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April 27, 2017

Smartphones and Machine Learning Used to Measure Sleep Patterns

Apr. 20, 2017 — Despite spending at least one quarter to one third a day sleeping, good sleep can elude many people, and the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders remains primitive. Researchers have designed ... read more

Innovative Model for the Study of Vision

Apr. 11, 2017 — For the first time, research shows that the progressive processing of the visual signal underlying human object recognition is similarly implemented in the rat brain, thus extending the range of ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — The ability to distinguish objects in peripheral vision varies significantly between individuals, finds new research. For example, some people are better at spotting things above their center of ... read more

Effective Communication from Doctors Could Reduce Anxiety for Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration Patients

Apr. 10, 2017 — Highly effective current treatments for vision loss need to be allied with careful counseling to ensure patients maintain good psychological health as well as good vision, new research ... read more

New Medication Significantly Decreases Involuntary Movement

Apr. 7, 2017 — Once daily valbenazine significantly reduces involuntary movements such as lip smacking, tongue protrusions and excessive eye blinking for patients with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and ... read more

Newly Discovered Chemical Reaction in Eye May Improve Vision

Apr. 6, 2017 — A light-sensing pigment found in everything from bacteria to vertebrates can be biochemically manipulated to reset itself, an important therapeutic advantage, according to new ... read more

Apr. 5, 2017 — Discovery of a gene in zebrafish that triggers congenital blindness could lead to a suitable cure for similar disease in ... read more

Apr. 4, 2017 — Transparent biosensors embedded into contact lenses could soon allow doctors and patients to monitor blood glucose levels and a host of other telltale signs of disease without invasive tests. ... read more

Helping the Retina Regenerate

Mar. 31, 2017 — A new report gives recommendations for regenerating retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), crucial neurons in the back of the eye that carry visual information to the ... read more

New Genetic Links Underlying Progressively Blinding Eye Disease Identified

Mar. 31, 2017 — Three novel genomic loci -- distinct stretches of genetic material on chromosomes -- linked to Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD), which often clusters in families and is roughly 39 percent ... read more

Ethnic Differences in Effect of Age-Related Macular Degeneration on Visual Function

Mar. 30, 2017 — In study that included Chinese, Malay, and Indian participants, researchers found that among those with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) there were ethnic differences in visual function, such ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — An international study helps pinpoint the genetic risk factors associated with Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy, the most common disorder requiring corneal transplantation. The discovery of gene ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Blind tadpoles were able to process visual information from eyes grafted onto their tails after being treated with a small molecule neurotransmitter drug that augmented innervation, integration, and ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Can't sleep? Your sleep problems may be improved if you try an Indian herb, Ashwagandha. Researchers found that an active component of Ashwagandha leaves significantly induces ... read more

Implementing Large-Scale Teleretinal Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Program

Mar. 27, 2017 — Can a large-scale, primary care-based teleretinal diabetic retinopathy screening (TDRS) program reduce wait times for screening and improve the timeliness of care in the Los Angeles County Department ... read more

Mar. 23, 2017 — The parasite that causes deadly sleeping sickness has its own biological clock that makes it more vulnerable to medications during the afternoon, according to international research that may help ... read more

Zinc in the Retina May Indicate a New Way to Protect and Regenerate the Optic Nerve in Glaucoma Patients

Mar. 22, 2017 — Connecting pieces of information by finding a common thread often takes glaucoma researchers in unexpected directions. Zinc is one such thread that joined together different experts in ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — The brains of those who are born blind make new connections in the absence of visual information, resulting in enhanced, compensatory abilities such as a heightened sense of hearing, smell and touch, ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — A new molecule that induces the formation of abnormal blood vessels in the eyes of diabetic mice has been discovered by researchers. Their study suggests that inhibiting this molecule may prevent ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — Researchers have developed a cheap, portable camera that can photograph the retina without the need for pupil-dilating eye ... read more

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