Today’s cataract surgery is often described as a marvel of modern medicine, a one-hour outpatient procedure that has spared millions from blindness, especially in developed countries. But nothing is perfect. “Modern cataract surgery is one of the most miraculous human health innovations,” said Melinda Duncan, professor of biological sciences at the University of Delaware. “It […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 — Age-related eye disease is a worldwide problem that costs people not only their vision, but also hundreds of billions of dollars globally. So an international research team decided to look into ways to prevent or treat this type of vision loss. The investigators discovered that calcifications in the retina — […]Continue Reading ...
Close up of eye. Credit: Queen’s University Belfast Calcified nodules in the retina are associated with progression to late stages of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Experts from Queen’s University Belfast, working in partnership with the University of Alabama of Birmingham and in collaboration with UK material scientists and US clinical ophthalmology practices, made the ground-breaking […]Continue Reading ...
Battery-free eye-tracking glasses developed at Dartmouth College could create an even more realistic experience for augmented reality enthusiasts. The new technology improves player controls for gaming and allows for more accurate image displays. High power consumption and cost have kept eye trackers out of current augmented reality systems. By using near-infrared lights and photodiodes, Dartmouth’s […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists at the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research and the Stein Eye Institute have been awarded a $5.1 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to advance the development of a novel therapy for blinding retinal conditions. The award by the California Institute for Regenerative […]Continue Reading ...
For all the good they do, eye drops and ointments have one major drawback: It’s hard to tell how much of the medication is actually getting to the eye. Now in a study appearing in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, scientists report that they have developed a contact lens that changes color as drugs are […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Delivery of corticosteroids directly into the eye is more effective than injections adjacent to the eye, according to results from a comparative clinical trial of macular edema in patients with noninfectious uveitis. The study was funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health. The results […]Continue Reading ...
The discovery of genes that control eye growth gives researchers critical information in the search for drugs that can prevent nearsightedness, the world’s most common eye disorder.Continue Reading ...
KE Eye Centers of Texas is the first in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to provide a new solution for patients with moderate to high levels of myopia and astigmatism in one simple procedure, following FDA approval of STAAR Surgical’s Visian Toric ICL. The Visian Toric ICL is an additive technology, in which a lens is […]Continue Reading ...
Treatment for Dry Eye Disease Kala Pharmaceuticals Submits New Drug Application to U.S. Food and Drug Administration for KPI-121 0.25% for Dry Eye Disease WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 16, 2018– Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Kala) (NASDAQ:KALA), today announced that it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for […]Continue Reading ...
Thousands of eye physicians and surgeons this week will convene in Chicago to attend AAO 2018, the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s 122nd annual meeting. This gathering is an opportunity to hear global leaders in medical and surgical eye care discuss issues affecting patients’ lives, from the true potential of artificial intelligence and telemedicine to the […]Continue Reading ...
A research team has discovered that abnormal vision in childhood can affect the development of higher-level brain areas responsible for things such as attention. The researchers from the University of Waterloo, University of British Columbia, and the University of Auckland uncovered differences in how the brain processes visual information in patients with various types of […]Continue Reading ...
Oct 12 2018 Partners from Austria – represented by Medical University of Vienna – Germany, France and the Netherlands are taking part in the EU “MOON” project (multimodal optical diagnostics for age-related diseases of the eye and central nervous system) to develop new techniques for early diagnosis of these diseases and successfully apply them in […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Oxervate (cenegermin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat neurotrophic keratitis, a rare disease of the eye’s cornea. The cornea is the clear layer that covers the colored portion at the front of the eye. Neurotrophic keratitis affects fewer than five in 10,000 people, the FDA said. The disease, causing […]Continue Reading ...
Farsightedness, also known as hyperopia, is an eye condition that causes blurry near vision. People who are farsighted have more trouble seeing things that are close up (such as when reading or using a computer) than things that are far away (such as when driving). For normal vision, light passes through the clear cornea at […]Continue Reading ...
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