Monthly Archives: April 2016

Researchers identify candidate biomarker of accelerated onset diabetic retinopathy

Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Schepens Eye Research Institute have shown an association between a defective myogenic response — the regulatory increase or decrease in blood pressure to keep blood flow within the vessels of the retina constant — and early, accelerated development of retinopathy in patients with type 1 diabetes. These findings,… Read More


The invisible world of human perception

Stage magicians are not the only ones who can distract the eye: a new cognitive psychology experiment demonstrates how all human beings have a built-in ability to stop paying attention to objects that are right in front of them. Perception experts have long known that we see much less of the world than we think… Read More


Stem cells used to identify cellular processes related to glaucoma

Using stem cells derived from human skin cells, researchers led by Jason Meyer, assistant professor of biology, along with graduate student Sarah Ohlemacher of the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, have successfully demonstrated the ability to turn stem cells into retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), the neurons that conduct visual information from the… Read More


New treatment for common incurable eye condition: Pterygium/pinguecula treatment results

At the Israeli Society for Vision and Eye Research (ISVER) conference on March 10, the MedInsight Research Institute and Center for Drug Repurposing at Ariel University presented the latest findings on positive user-reported outcomes of the repurposed drug dipyridamole in treating pterygium and related dry-eye symptoms. Dipyridamole is a cardiovascular drug, used for the past… Read More


April is Sports Eye Injury Awareness Month

Parents and coaches play an important role in making sure young athletes protect their eyes and properly gear up for the game. Protective eyewear should be part of any uniform because it plays such an important role in reducing sports-related eye injury. Eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in the United… Read More


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