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Researchers manage to detect eye diseases using a Smartphone

medicalnewstoday eye health - 15 hours 19 min ago
Researchers at the Medical and Surgical Center for Retina developed software that detects eye diseases such as diabetic macular edema using a smartphone.
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Seeing the world through assistive glasses

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:00am
A new research project at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interactive Technology (CITEC) in Bielefeld University focuses on the development of a mobile adaptive assistance system in the form...
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NHS accessible information standard welcomed by hearing loss charity

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:00am
A long-awaited information standard launched July 3 by NHS England that will improve healthcare for millions of people has been welcomed by the UK's largest hearing loss charity, Action on Hearing...
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Could eye color predict the risk of alcohol dependence?

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 10:00am
For the first time, researchers have uncovered a link between eye color and alcohol dependence, finding people with light-colored eyes may be more likely to become alcoholics.
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Number of fireworks-related injuries still remains high

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 9:00am
A new report shows that estimated fireworks-related injuries in the US have not fallen significantly in the past year. In particular, eye injuries continue to increase.
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New measurements reveal differences between stem cells for treating retinal degeneration

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 5:00am
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists used new methods to show that 1 type of stem cell is superior to another for treating retinal degeneration in research that could significantly...
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In blinding eye disease, trash-collecting cells go awry, accelerate damage

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:00am
Spider-like cells inside the brain, spinal cord and eye hunt for invaders, capturing and then devouring them.
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Seeing is believing

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:00am
How brains make sense of the visual worldIf your eyes deceive you, blame your brain. Many optical illusions work because what we see clashes with what we expect to see.That 3D movie?
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Fine tuning in the brain

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:00am
When newborn babies open their eyes for the first time, they already possess nerve cells specialized in particular stimuli in the visual cortex of their brains - but these nerve cells are not...
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Miniature pump regulates internal ocular pressure

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 9:00am
Elevated or diminished eye pressure impairs our ability to see, and in the worst cases, can even lead to blindness. Until now, there has been no effective long-term treatment.
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Vision screening in preschool-aged children: Benefit and harm still unclear

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:00am
No new screening studies identifiedIt remains unclear whether a special ophthalmological examination of all children younger than 6 years (and potential follow-up treatments) would reduce the...
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Data demonstrates long term effectiveness and safety of telescope implant for macular degeneration in patients 65 years and older

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:00am
VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc. a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), has announced the publication of "Long-Term...
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New strategies against rare, fatal lung syndrome

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:00am
Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome (HPS) patients suffer symptoms including albinism, visual impairment, and slow blood clotting, but what makes some versions of the genetic condition fatal is that patients...
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A microtubule 'roadway' in the retina helps provide energy for vision

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 2:00am
Researchers have discovered a thick band of microtubules in certain neurons in the retina that they believe acts as a transport road for mitochondria that help provide energy required for visual...
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NightstaRx and The University of Alberta announce the start of the first Canadian gene therapy study to treat Choroideremia

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 6:00am
NightstaRx Ltd ("Nightstar"), the biopharmaceutical company specialising in bringing therapies for retinal dystrophies to patients, announces that the University of Alberta, has begun enrolling and...
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Closing the eye health gap may be in sight, Australia

medicalnewstoday eye health - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 10:00am
Three years after the launch of the roadmap to close the gap for vision, progress has been made but "much remains to be done", according to the authors of a Perspective published online by the...
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What's new in contact lenses? Prescribing trends reflect new lens materials and designs

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 6:00am
More Americans are using soft contact lenses -- especially daily disposable lenses -- and taking advantage of new designs targeting vision problems that were difficult to correct with previous...
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Diabetic blindness: UVA IDs best source of stem cells to block vision loss

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 6:00am
Evaluation a key step in creation of treatment for disease that affects millionsUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have taken a significant step forward in their efforts to use...
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Researchers identify gene mutation that can cause key-hole shape defect in eye

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 9:00am
A scientific collaboration, involving the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine (MCGM) at Saint Mary's Hospital, UK, and the Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM) in Naples, Italy...
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Bionic eye clinical trial results show long-term safety, efficacy vision-restoring implant

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 8:00am
The three-year clinical trial results of the retinal implant popularly known as the "bionic eye," have proven the long-term efficacy, safety and reliability of the device that restores vision in...
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