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May 26, 2016

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May 26, 2016

Revolutionary Drug Explained by Scientists

May 11, 2016 — An international team now clarifies the molecular mechanism of a drug created in Russia and designed to prevent the damaging of cell mitochondria by reactive oxygen ... read more

Timed-Release Glaucoma Drug Insert Shows Promise as Alternative to Daily Drops

May 5, 2016 — A medicated silicone ring that rests on the surface of the eye and slowly releases medication reduced eye pressure in glaucoma patients by about 20 percent over six months. These clinical trial ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Researchers have designed an equilibrium model to demonstrate the elastic stresses and suction pressure distribution between a soft hydrogel contact lens and an eye. The model allows arbitrary ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Disease can cause the cornea, the clear dome-shaped layer that covers the front of the eye, to gradually weaken until pressure in the eye causes it to bulge and leads to vision problems. A corneal ... read more

First Skin-to-Eye Stem Cell Transplant in Humans Successful

May 4, 2016 — Researchers have safely transplanted stem cells derived from a patient’s skin to the back of the eye in an effort to restore ... read more

Children With Autism Learn New Words Much Like Others Do, Study Finds

May 3, 2016 — Children with autism are capable of learning new words the same way any child would—by following someone’s gaze as they name an object. They just take longer to pick up the skill, new research ... read more

Dry Eyes No More: New Insight May Lead to Better Detection, Treatment of Common Autoimmune Disease

May 3, 2016 — Sjogren's syndrome affects an estimated four million people in the U.S., but diagnosis is often delayed because its symptoms are similar to other conditions. A new study describes a protein with ... read more

May 3, 2016 — Researchers and clinicians have published results of the largest population-based study of adult Latinos and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in the National Eye Institute-funded 'Los ... read more

May 2, 2016 — In a study of nearly 650 people with the eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD), half still had vision 20/40 or better, typically good enough to drive or to read standard print, after ... read more

'Machine Learning' May Contribute to New Advances in Plastic Surgery

Apr. 29, 2016 — With an ever-increasing volume of electronic data being collected by the healthcare system, researchers are exploring the use of machine learning -- a subfield of artificial intelligence -- to ... read more

Gene Therapy Shows Long-Term Benefit for Treating Rare Blindness

Apr. 28, 2016 — Pioneering gene therapy has restored some vision to patients with a rare form of genetic blindness for as long as four years, raising hopes it could be used to cure common causes of vision loss, new ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Scientists may have found a way to prevent complications from surgery to treat cataract -- the world's leading cause of blindness. It's estimated that by the year 2020, 32 million people ... read more

From Retina to Cortex: An Unexpected Division of Labor

Apr. 28, 2016 — By using imaging technologies that allow visualization of the ON and OFF response regions of hundreds of individual cortical neurons, researchers have discovered that fine scale retinal spatial ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — The worst of the recent Ebola epidemic is over, but the threat of future outbreaks lingers. Monitoring the virus requires laboratories with trained personnel, which limits how rapidly tests can be ... read more

Vessel Damage May Precede Diabetic Retinopathy, Researchers Find

Apr. 27, 2016 — For many years, scientists believed patients developed retinopathy and, as a result of the damage to the blood vessels, later developed neuropathy. In a new study, however, researchers discovered ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — A specific gene that plays a key role in an inherited eye disorder has been identified by researchers. The discovery solves a 20 year-old puzzle for a family in Liverpool who all developed epithelial ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — A smartphone application that projects a magnified smartphone screen to Google Glass has been developed, which allows users to navigate using head movements to view a corresponding portion of the ... read more

New Genetic Risk Factors for Myopia Discovered

Apr. 21, 2016 — Myopia, also known as short-sightedness or near-sightedness, is the most common disorder affecting the eyesight and it is on the increase. The causes are both genetic and environmental. Experts have ... read more

Detecting When the Most Common Skin Cancer Turns Dangerous

Apr. 20, 2016 — A team of researchers who specialize in treating cancers of the eye wanted to identified EZH2 as a marker for aggressive basal cell skin cancer. It may also provide a potential target for treatment, ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Carotenoids, which are found at various levels in different banana cultivars, are important vitamin precursors for eye health. In a new study, researchers report a new understanding of how the fruit ... read more

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