Credit: CC0 Public Domain Hundreds of new genes linked to blindness and other vision disorders have been identified in a screen of mouse strains. Many of these genes are likely important in human vision and the results could help identify new causes of hereditary blindness in patients. The work is published Dec. 21 in Communications […]Continue Reading ...
Melinda Duncan (seated) and research team members (from left) Mahbubul Shihan, Yan Wang and Samuel Novo look at a section through an eye showing a cataractous lens. Credit: University of Delaware 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 […]Continue Reading ...
Treatment for Dry Eye Disease Kala Pharmaceuticals Announces New Drug Application for KPI-121 0.25% for Dry Eye Disease Has Been Accepted for Review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 26, 2018– Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:KALA), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics using its proprietary AMPPLIFY™ mucus-penetrating […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a novel eye drop that rapidly reduces sight-threatening scarring to the surface of the eye. The surface of the eye (the cornea) is usually transparent, but scars resulting from eye infection or trauma make it opaque causing blurred vision or in extreme cases complete blindness. Their pre-clinical […]Continue Reading ...
Glaucoma results in progressive damage to the optic nerve, the part of the eye that carries visual information from the eye to the brain. Credit: National Eye Institute The most common tests for glaucoma can underestimate the severity of the condition by not detecting the presence of central vision loss, according to a new Columbia […]Continue Reading ...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers about the risks of Halloween costume contacts. Seen by some as the finishing touch to a ghoulish getup, the FDA says the poorly fitted contacts could be the beginning of serious eye problems. When it comes to colored or decorative contact lens—Halloween buyer beware. “The […]Continue Reading ...
Creative Commons”> Credit: Creative Commons Leonardo da Vinci may have had an eye condition that gave him an unusual ability to recreate three-dimensional shapes in his sculptures and paintings, according to new research. Professor Christopher Tyler, of City, University of London, has discovered evidence that the great Italian artist had a vision disorder known as […]Continue Reading ...
Results from two studies show that a new, non-invasive imaging device can see signs of Alzheimer’s disease in a matter of seconds. The researchers show that the small blood vessels in the retina at the back of the eye are altered in patients with Alzheimer’s. Even patients who have a family history of Alzheimer’s but […]Continue Reading ...
Functional model of electronic shutter eyeglasses. Credit: Fraunhofer IBMT, Bernd Müller The standard treatment for so-called lazy eye (amblyopia) in children is to cover the nonimpaired eye with a patch. This trains the impaired eye to work harder. Such therapy is successful only when the patient wears the eyepatch for the prescribed period of time. […]Continue Reading ...
One of the most commonly proposed uses of medical marijuana is to treat glaucoma. But a study from researchers at Indiana University has found that a major chemical component in the substance appears to worsen the primary underpinning of the disease: a rise in pressure inside the eye. The chemical that causes this rise in […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Queensland University of Technology A new therapeutic contact lens that acts as a bandage for eye surface injuries being developed by QUT researchers could soon fast track the healing of previously difficult to treat corneal wounds. Professor Damien Harkin, from QUT’s Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, based at the Queensland Eye Institute said […]Continue Reading ...
The standard treatment for so-called lazy eye (amblyopia) in children is to cover the nonimpaired eye with a patch. This trains the impaired eye to work harder. Such therapy is successful only when the patient wears the eyepatch for the prescribed period of time. This is often not the case, however, as many children feel […]Continue Reading ...
Nov 22 2018 Bionic Vision Technologies Pty Ltd (BVT) today announced medical researchers had successfully restored a sense of vision in four blind people with its bionic eye as part of a clinical trial in Melbourne. Researchers said they were “very pleased” with the progress of all four patients who have had a “sense of […]Continue Reading ...
National Institutes of Health scientists and their colleagues have found evidence of the infectious agent of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in the eyes of deceased CJD patients. The finding suggests that the eye may be a source for early CJD diagnosis and raises questions about the safety of routine eye exams and corneal transplants. Sporadic […]Continue Reading ...
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