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Parkinson's disease patients have reduced visual contrast acuity

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:00am
Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) often have difficulties with visual acuity in low-contrast images.
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Easy on the eyes: How eyelash length keeps your eyes healthy

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:00am
Study finds that animals and humans have similar lash lengthGiraffes and 21 other mammals, including humans, all eyelashes that are one third the width of their eye.
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Evidence supports use of 'retainer' contact lenses for nearsightedness in children, reports Optometry and Vision Science

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:00am
Review provides 'even greater confidence' on benefits of 'Ortho-K' for kids with myopiaA technique called orthokeratology ("Ortho-K")--using custom-made contact lenses to shape the growing...
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UF Health research points to potential treatment for macular degeneration, uveitis

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:00am
Inflammation is a major culprit in age-related macular degeneration and some other eye diseases.
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Wisdom teeth stem cells can transform into cells that could treat corneal scarring

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:00am
Stem cells from the dental pulp of wisdom teeth can be coaxed to turn into cells of the eye's cornea and could one day be used to repair corneal scarring due to infection or injury, according to...
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'Bionic' eye allows man to see wife for first time in a decade

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:00am
Thanks to a new bionic eye implant, a blind man is now able to reconstruct scenes and recognize objects and people - including his wife for the first time in a decade.
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Comparative effectiveness trial in diabetic macular edema published

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 4:00am
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has announced that results from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored, Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network comparative effectiveness study in...
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UW ophthalmologists help demonstrate effectiveness of diabetic macular edema treatments

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:00am
An ophthalmology research team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison took part in a nationwide clinical trial comparing treatments for a form of diabetic eye disease.
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Johns Hopkins helps lead discovery on efficacy and safety of 3 drugs for treating diabetic macular edema

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:00am
A researcher from Johns Hopkins Medicine helped lead colleagues from across the country in a government-sponsored study by the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network to discover that three...
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NICE gives EYLEA a provisional green light to treat patients with visual impairment due to diabetic macular oedema

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:00am
Bayer HealthCare is pleased that NICE has recognised the benefits of EYLEA (aflibercept solution for injection) for the treatment of visual impairment due to diabetic macular oedema (DMO) according...
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Joslin researchers find drugs are effective for diabetic macular edema in new trial

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 2:00am
In the first clinical trial directly comparing three drugs most commonly used to treat diabetic macular edema, researchers found all were effective in improving vision and preventing vision loss.
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Best drug to improve poor vision in diabetes

medicalnewstoday eye health - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 2:00am
Study will help doctors and patients choose best treatment Eylea is most effective for improving the eyesight of patients with poor vision Diabetic macular edema is major cause of...
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Injectable, 'self-healing' hydrogel may offer simpler form of long-term drug delivery

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:00am
In a new study, MIT researchers reveal how they have created an injectable hydrogel that can deliver two drugs simultaneously over extended time periods.
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Ranibizumab reverses vision loss caused by diabetes

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:00am
USC Eye Institute-led study finds the prescription drug may help reduce cases of blindness by 75 percentRanibizumab, a prescription drug commonly used to treat age-related vision loss, also...
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Generic drug use shown to improve medication adherence in people with glaucoma

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 4:00am
In the first study to examine the impact of a reduction in glaucoma medication copay on patient adherence, researchers in Michigan have found a potential solution to one of the biggest obstacles...
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New pathways discovered to prevent blindness

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 2:00am
Scientists have made a major new discovery detailing how areas of the brain responsible for vision could potentially adapt to injury or trauma and ultimately prevent blindness.
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Video: Glaucoma Eye Exams

This short video reviews a variety of glaucoma tests, including ophthalmoscopy, tonometry, pachymetry, gonioscopy, a Visual Fields test, and optic nerve imaging.

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Video: Glaucoma Eye Exams

This short video reviews a variety of glaucoma tests, including ophthalmoscopy, tonometry, pachymetry, gonioscopy, a Visual Fields test, and optic nerve imaging.

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Telescopic contact lens shows promise for AMD

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 5:00am
Researchers are developing a telescopic contact lens and glasses duo that lets wearers choose to see things either at normal or nearly three times normal size.
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With generic drugs, eye patients are more likely to take medicine as directed

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 2:00am
U-M study examined patient patterns before and after a generic glaucoma drug came to marketWhen patients with glaucoma switched from a brand name drug to its generic counterpart, they were more...
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