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February 22, 2017

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February 22, 2017

GARP2 Accelerates Retinal Degeneration in a Mouse Model

Feb. 16, 2017 — Researchers show that GARP2 accelerates retinal degeneration in mice, and have made an important step toward creating a standardized nomenclature between mice and humans for a measurement of retinal ... read more

Is Preeclampsia a Risk or a Protective Factor in Retinopathy of Prematurity?

Feb. 15, 2017 — Through new study scientists were looking for a way to tease apart the effects of preeclampsia on the risk of developing retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), an eye disease found in premature ... read more

One in Four ER Visits for Eye Problems Aren't Actually Emergencies, Study Finds

Feb. 14, 2017 — Pinkeye isn’t a medical emergency. Neither is a puffy eyelid. But a new study finds that nearly one in four people who seek emergency care for eye problems have those mild conditions, and ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — A new therapeutic agent tested in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS) produced anti-inflammatory activity and prevented loss of cells in the optic nerve, according to a new ... read more

Why There Is Sometimes Permanent Vision Loss After Head Injury

Feb. 8, 2017 — Research has shed new light on what causes the permanent vision loss sometimes seen in the wake of a head injury, report ... read more

Scientists Find Clue to Why Zika, but Not Its Close Relatives, Causes Birth Defects

Feb. 6, 2017 — The most frightening aspect of Zika virus has been its ability to produce severe fetal birth defects during pregnancy, especially microcephaly—a small head. Now, scientists have uncovered the ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — In the summer of 2015, a team of scientists eported restoring rudimentary hearing in genetically deaf mice using gene therapy. Now the research team reports restoring a much higher level of hearing ... read more

A Protein Called PERK May Be a Target for Treating Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Feb. 6, 2017 — The brain disease 'progressive supranuclear palsy' (PSP) is currently incurable and its symptoms can only be eased to a very limited degree. PSP impairs eye movements, locomotion, balance ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — Sign language users have better reaction times and peripheral vision, report researchers. A new study showed that deaf adults have the best peripheral vision and reaction times comparing to hearing ... read more

Five Innovations Harness New Technologies for People With Visual Impairment, Blindness

Feb. 4, 2017 — New technologies and tools are in the works to help the 4.1 million Americans living with low vision or blindness. The innovations aim to help people with vision loss more easily accomplish daily ... read more

Finding the Needle in a Genomic Haystack

Feb. 3, 2017 — Researchers have identified a genomic mutation that causes physical abnormalities and developmental delays in children. Upon analyzing the genome of a six-year-old boy, the scientists identified a ... read more

Red 'Color Channel' May Aid in Screening for Diabetic Eye Disease

Feb. 3, 2017 — In photographs of the eye used to screen for diabetes-related eye disease, separating out the red color channel can help show some abnormalities -- especially in racial/ethnic minority patients, ... read more

New Research Paints a Merciless Picture of Life as a Deaf-Blind Person

Feb. 3, 2017 — It is like being in a dirty glass jar, unable to reach out and with acquaintances passing by without saying hello. New research paints a merciless picture of life with acquired ... read more

Large Increase in Eye Injuries Linked to Laundry Detergent Pods Among Young Children

Feb. 2, 2017 — Between 2012 and 2015, the number of chemical burns to the eye associated with laundry detergent pods increased more than 30-fold among preschool-aged children in the US, according to a ... read more

How a Bacterial Protein's Structure Aids Biomedical Studies

Jan. 31, 2017 — A light-sensing protein from a salt-loving, sulfur-forming microbe has proved key to developing methods essential to advanced drug discovery, understanding human vision and other biomedical ... read more

Jan. 27, 2017 — Stem cell secretions, called exosomes, appear to protect cells in the retina, the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye, a new study in rats shows. The findings point to potential therapies ... read more

Jan. 26, 2017 — Surgeons have operated on a patient with retinal vein occlusion using a surgical robot. Operated by an eye surgeon, the robot uses a needle of barely 0.03 millimeter to inject a thrombolytic drug ... read more

What Patients Say and What Doctors Document

Jan. 26, 2017 — When comparing a patient's self-reported eye symptoms to what ultimately goes in their electronic medical record, the overlap is often blurry, say ... read more

New Peptide Could Improve Treatment for Vision-Threatening Disease

Jan. 26, 2017 — A new peptide holds promise for improving treatment for degenerative retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy. These vascular ... read more

Jan. 26, 2017 — Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly known as ALS, is an incurable neurodegenerative disease that affects all voluntary muscles in the body leading to paralysis and breathing difficulties. Eye ... read more

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