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Fireworks! Fireworks are a staple of July fourth celebrations around the country; from backyard bottle rockets and sparklers to the town’s fireworks extravaganza. Fireworks make us do those lovely “oooh” and “awwww” sounds we are so familiar with. They are so pretty, so loud, and yes, so dangerous.According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO),… Read More


Spring Cleaning Saftey Tips – You’d Be Surprised How Easily You Can Injure Your Eyes

Here in Eugene Spring is, well, springing, and for quite a few people that means it’s time to focus on the accumulation of the winter months – and that of course means…spring cleaning. Yes, that lovely time of the year when you take inventory of all the things you didn’t do when the weather wasn’t… Read More


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


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