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The dangers of working in an office

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 10:00am
We take a look at the aspects of working in a traditional office environment that could be harmful to your health and what can be done to reduce these risks.
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Children's eye injuries from nonpowder guns on the rise

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 3:00am
Lack of regulations, advertising directed at teens, and failure to wear eye protection all contributing factors, reports new study in the Journal of AAPOSOver 3000 children were treated in U.S.
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Researchers develop new computer-based vision screening test for young children

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 3:00am
Easy-to-use and accurate test can be used in schools or pediatricians' offices, reports new study in the Journal of AAPOSMany eye disorders in young children are asymptomatic and may remain...
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TSRI study: Nerve cells and blood vessels in eye 'talk' to prevent disease

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 3:00am
A new study from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) shows that nerve cells and blood vessels in the eye constantly "talk" to each other to maintain healthy blood flow and prevent...
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How's your 'twilight vision'? Study suggests new standardized test

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 3:00am
A simple method of testing "twilight vision" gives reliable results in identifying people who have decreased visual acuity under low light conditions, according to a study in the May issue of...
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Rise in spring allergens linked to increased dry eye cases

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 2:00am
New ophthalmology research from the University of Miami shows that dry eye - the little understood culprit behind red, watery, gritty feeling eyes - strikes most often in spring, just as airborne...
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Rare mutation causes vitamin A deficiency and eye deformities

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 3:00am
Altered protein highlights unique form of genetic inheritanceResearchers at the University of Michigan and UC Davis have solved a genetic mystery that has afflicted three unrelated families, and...
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Caring for blindness: A new protein in sight?

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:00am
Vasoproliferative ocular diseases are responsible for sight loss in millions of people in industrialised countries.
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Study shows new technology may improve management of leading causes of blindness

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:00am
New non-invasive OCT technology invented by OHSU allows ophthalmologists to detect blood vessel abnormalities in the eyeResearch published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...
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Virtual reality may be effective tool for evaluating balance control in glaucoma patients

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 4:00am
Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death and morbidity in older adults, especially those with a chronic eye disease such as glaucoma.
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Ophthalmologists uncover autoimmune process that causes rejection of secondary corneal transplants

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 2:00am
UT Southwestern Medical Center ophthalmologists have identified an important cause of why secondary corneal transplants are rejected at triple the rate of first-time corneal transplants.
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Scientists develop new technique that reduces halo effect caused by lenses

medicalnewstoday eye health - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 2:00am
In a recent study published in Optics Communications, scientists from Bar-Ilan University in Israel have presented a new technique that significantly reduces the halo effect that is generated when...
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Epilepsy drug could protect eyesight of MS patients

medicalnewstoday eye health - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 2:00am
An anticonvulsant drug used to prevent seizures could protect people with MS from some of the damage caused by acute optic neuritis.
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Man with restored sight provides new insight into how vision develops

medicalnewstoday eye health - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 2:00am
California man Mike May made international headlines in 2000 when his sight was restored by a pioneering stem cell procedure after 40 years of blindness.
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Exfoliation syndrome (XFS): Discovered gene allows a peek into the future on eye disease

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:00am
An international research collaboration led by Singaporean researchers have led to the discovery of a mutated gene that renders people highly susceptible to a severe eye disorder called Exfoliation...
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Unnecessary preoperative testing still done on cataract patients

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:00am
Although routine preoperative testing is not indicated for patients undergoing cataract surgery, researchers at UC San Francisco have found that it is still a common occurrence and is driven...
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Epilepsy drug may preserve eyesight for people with MS

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 3:00pm
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 April 16, 2015 that will be...
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Treatment that slows AMD vision loss with one stem cell injection shows promise

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 5:00am
Researchers are optimistic that a stem cell treatment they successfully tested in rats will slow or reverse the effects of early-stage age-related macular degeneration in humans.
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Study challenges view that sight-based brain sensory network organization is impaired with blindness

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 2:00am
Is visual input essential to how the topographical map of the visual cortex develops in the human brain?
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Stem cell injection may soon reverse vision loss due to age-related macular degeneration

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 2:00am
An injection of stem cells into the eye may soon slow or reverse the effects of early-stage age-related macular degeneration, according to new research from scientists at Cedars-Sinai.
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