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Dry eyes -- researchers report progress in diagnosis and treatment

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 6:00am
Do you have problems with dry eyes? If so, you're not alone--it's one of the most common reasons for patient visits to eye care professionals.
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In diabetic eye disease, peripheral lesions in the retina point to risks of progression

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 6:00am
Research with ultra-wide-field imaging may change how the condition is assessed and treatedFor decades, clinicians have detected and monitored diabetic eye disease with standard retinal...
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'Brainbow' reveals surprising data about visual connections in brain

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 6:00am
Neuroscientists know that some connections in the brain are pruned through neural development. Function gives rise to structure, according to the textbooks.
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Contact lenses: a look at the risks and recommendations

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:00am
In this Spotlight feature, we take a look at some of the risky behaviors that need to be avoided when wearing contact lenses that the majority of users fail to avoid.
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New lens effective treatment of dry AMD, established wet forms of AMD, other macular disease including maculopathy

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:00am
Following revolutionary eye surgery at the London Eye Hospital to implant a state-of-the-art iolAMD lens in her eye, retired classroom assistant Irene Da Silva has realised her dream of seeing her...
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'Lazy eye' may bully the brain into altering its wiring

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:00am
Colorful and expressive, the eyes are central to the way people interact with each other, as well as take in their surroundings.
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Study investigates whether blind people characterize others by race

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:00am
Most people who meet a new acquaintance, or merely pass someone on the street, need only a glance to categorize that person as a particular race.
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Medical terms lead to divide between parents and doctors

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:00am
When discussing a child's symptoms, labels such as 'pink eye' can dictate how medical decisions are madeFew things are more stressful than dealing with a sick child.
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Waterford research on Alzheimer's disease suggests that measuring macular pigment offers potential as a biomarker of cognitive health

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 9:00am
Results to be showcased internationally in the Journal of Alzheimer's DiseaseOngoing European Research Council-funded research at Waterford Institute of Technology's (WIT) Macular Pigment...
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Brief postnatal blindness triggers long-lasting reorganization in the brain

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 6:00am
Temporary visual deprivation shortly after birth induces permanent auditory responses in the visual area of the brain, highlighting a crossmodal competition for brain territories during the early...
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Study provides hope for some human stem cell therapies

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 5:00am
An international team of scientists headed by biologists at UC San Diego has discovered that an important class of stem cells known as human "induced pluripotent stem cells," or iPSCs, which are...
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Stem cells derived from amniotic membrane can benefit retinal diseases when transplanted

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 6:00am
Tests on animal models show that MSCs secrete growth factors that suppress causes of diabetic retinopathy and macular degenerationA team of researchers in South Korea has successfully...
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Retinal Regeneration and Imaging Presentations at ARVO

Presentations at this year's ARVO vision research meeting point to great progress in understanding glaucoma and finding better diagnostics and treatments to prevent vision loss.

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Retinal Regeneration and Imaging Presentations at ARVO

Presentations at this year's ARVO vision research meeting point to great progress in understanding glaucoma and finding better diagnostics and treatments to prevent vision loss.

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Retinal changes may serve as measures of brain pathology in schizophrenia

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 7:00am
Schizophrenia is associated with structural and functional alterations of the visual system, including specific structural changes in the eye.
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Gut microbes linked to major autoimmune eye disease

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 3:00am
One major cause of human blindness is autoimmune uveitis, which is triggered by the activation of T cells, but exactly how and where the T cells become activated in the first place has been a...
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Retinal changes may serve as measures of brain pathology in schizophrenia

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 8:00am
Schizophrenia is associated with structural and functional alterations of the visual system, including specific structural changes in the eye.
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Protective eyewear reduces field hockey eye injuries without increased concussion risk

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 7:00am
A study conducted by researchers at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, Fairfax (VA) County Public Schools and the University of Colorado School of Medicine has found that...
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Can your brain control how it loses control?

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 2:00am
A new study may have unlocked understanding of a mysterious part of the brain -- with implications for neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's.
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Fortified against blindness

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 9:00am
Sweet potato varieties developed to increase vitamin AThese are local community members evaluating the taste of sweet potato cultivars.
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