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Helpful Eye Tips

As we progress into a new year, we thought it might be a good time to remind you of a few simple things you can do to keep your eyes as healthy as they can be. Your eyes are your windows to the world and it is important to keep them as healthy as possible…. 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


Physicists devise gene therapy platform for macular degeneration patients

Millions of adults over age 50 struggle each year with vision loss caused by damage to the retina or common macular degeneration. Physics researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have developed a new platform that uses ultrafast near-infrared lasers to deliver gene therapy to damaged areas of the retina to enable vision restoration… Read More


Look, something shiny! How color images can influence consumers

When it comes to buying things, our brains can’t see the big, black-and-white forest for all the tiny, colorful trees. That’s the conclusion of a study at The Ohio State University, which found that people who were shown product images in color were more likely to focus on small product details — even superfluous ones… Read More


Advancements in retinal detachment research pave the road to better visual recovery

Retinal detachment occurs when layers of the light sensitive retina peel away from the back wall of the eye. The condition can be caused by age, injury or disease, and currently, the only available treatment is surgery to manually reattach the retina. However, even with surgery, as many as ten percent of people will ultimately… Read More


Epilepsy drug may preserve eyesight for people with multiple sclerosis

A drug commonly taken to prevent seizures in epilepsy may surprisingly protect the eyesight of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, April 18 to 25, 2015. “About half of people with MS experience at… Read More


First embryonic stem cell therapy safety trial in Asian patients

A clinical trial in the Republic of Korea for patients with degenerative eye diseases is the first to test the safety of an embryonic stem cell therapy for people of Asian descent. The study, which followed four individuals for a year after they were treated with embryonic stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelial cells for macular… Read More


Gene tied to profound vision loss discovered by scientists

An exhaustive hereditary analysis of a large Louisiana family with vision issues has uncovered a new gene tied to an incurable eye disorder called retinitis pigmentosa, according to an examination led by scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). It is a family of eye diseases that affects more than… Read More


Scientists study effects of sunlight to reduce number of nearsighted kids

Despite what many parents may think, kids who spend a lot of time reading or squinting at tiny electronic screens aren’t more likely to become nearsighted than kids who don’t. However, that risk is only reduced if the child spends plenty of quality time outside. The “outdoor effect” on nearsightedness, or myopia, is a longstanding… Read More


Artificial retina could someday help restore vision

The loss of eyesight, often caused by retinal degeneration, is a life-altering health issue for many people, especially as they age. But a new development toward a prosthetic retina could help counter conditions that result from problems with this crucial part of the eye. Scientists published their research on a new device, which they tested… Read More


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