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 ...
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 ...
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have received a four-year, $5.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to lead a multi-site clinical trial to test the efficacy of a stem cell-based treatment for eye injuries. The treatment uses mesenchymal stem cells — cells that can differentiate into fat, bone or cartilage, […]Continue Reading ...
For those in the habit of getting their neck adjusted by a chiropractor, the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center has interesting information to know about: High velocity neck manipulation has been shown to result in stress on the eye and lead to spotty vision. The risk is rare, but one that Yannis Paulus, M.D., […]Continue Reading ...
Diagram of the brain of a person with Alzheimer’s Disease. Credit: Wikipedia/public domain. Alzheimer’s disease is difficult to diagnose as well as treat, but researchers now have a promising new screening tool using the window to the brain: the eye. A study of 3,877 randomly selected patients found a significant link between three degenerative eye […]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 ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new outbreak of a rare but preventable eye infection that can cause blindness, has been identified in contact lens wearers in a new study led by UCL and Moorfields Eye Hospital researchers. The research team found a threefold increase in Acanthamoeba keratitis since 2011 in South-East England. Reusable contact lens […]Continue Reading ...
Research conducted by teams of British scientists has found that yellow deposits (known as drusen) found at the back of the eye in AMD patients contain protein covered waste products that attract and activate faulty immune cells leading to low grade but chronic inflammation and ultimately sight-threatening retinal damage. Jessica L. Teeling, Professor of Experimental Neuro-immunology […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 — Your eyes are subject to a wide variety of health conditions, from minor annoyances to serious chronic diseases and even cancer. While it’s never a good idea to ignore any change in your vision or in the appearance of your eyes, call your doctor right away if you experience the […]Continue Reading ...
Novartis announced the winners of the 2018 eXcellence in Ophthalmology Vision Award (XOVA) for nonprofit eye health initiatives at EURETINA 2018. The 2018 XOVA winners will help create sustainable eye clinics, train healthcare professionals, fight childhood blindness and increase eye health awareness in rural populations. Novartis will award grants worth a combined total of $270,000 […]Continue Reading ...
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