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Macular degeneration may be treatable with HIV drug

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:00am
A new study conducted on mice suggests that already-approved drugs that have been used for 30 years to treat HIV could be re-purposed to treat age-related macular degeneration.
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Blind Veterans UK calls for NHS healthcare professionals to signpost blind and vision impaired ex-Service men and women to its free services

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:00am
Blind Veteran UK's No One Alone campaign is calling for more to be done by NHS healthcare professionals to improve referral pathways to the charity, so that veterans are signposted to support as a...
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Using video games to improve lazy eye, depth perception

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:00am
Scientists have created video games that add an important element of fun to the repetitive training needed to improve vision in people - including adults - with a lazy eye and poor depth perception.
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Macular degeneration may respond to new laser therapy

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:00am
A new study shows how a new type of laser treatment reduces some of the vision loss changes caused by age-related macular degeneration (AMD) without damaging the retina.
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Damaged nerves regenerated with growth factor, without sprouting new blood vessels

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 2:00am
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found that a growth factor can regenerate damaged peripheral nerves without causing the growth of new blood vessels ...
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Risk for cancer in the eye may be increased by TNF inhibitors

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 2:00am
One of the family of drugs prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions is called TNF inhibitors.
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Genetic defects identified in glaucoma through DNA sequencing

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 3:00am
Scientists from the University of Liverpool have sequenced the mitochondrial genome in glaucoma patients to help further understanding into the genetic basis for the disease.
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New insight into age-related macular degeneration

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 5:00am
Scientists at The University of Manchester have identified an important new factor behind one of the major causes of blindness, which they hope could lead to new treatments.
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Study shows how brain maps develop to help us perceive the world

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 2:00am
Driving to work becomes routine--but could you drive the entire way in reverse gear? Humans, like many animals, are accustomed to seeing objects pass behind us as we go forward.
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Office test overestimates eye's ability to change focus in preschoolers

medicalnewstoday eye health - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 2:00am
Preschoolers don't have as much accommodation ability as subjective testing suggestsIn preschool-aged children, a simple test performed in the ophthalmologist's or optometrist's office greatly...
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Potential new treatment for two major eye diseases using tiny needles

medicalnewstoday eye health - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 2:00am
Needles almost too small to be seen with the unaided eye could be the basis for new treatment options for two of the world's leading eye diseases: glaucoma and corneal neovascularization.
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Artificial retina could someday help restore vision

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:00am
The loss of eyesight, often caused by retinal degeneration, is a life-altering health issue for many people, especially as they age.
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CDC: improper contact lens care can lead to blindness

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:00am
If you do not take proper care of your contact lenses, you risk developing a potentially blinding eye condition called keratitis, warn the CDC.
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Telemedicine screening for diabetic retinopathy finds condition in 1 of 5 patients

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 3:00pm
A telemedicine program to screen for diabetic retinopathy (a leading cause of blindness) at urban clinics and a pharmacy predominantly serving racial/ethnic minority and uninsured patients with...
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Identifying eye diseases by studying eye movements of people watching TV

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 3:00am
One of the leading causes of blindness worldwide could be detected by how our eyes respond to watching TV according to a new study from researchers at City University London.
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Prostate cancer spread may be halted by molecular breakthrough

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:00am
Scientists believe a new treatment, shown to be effective in mice, could halt the growth of tumours in patients with prostate cancer.
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Novel approach found for treating number 1 cause of blindness in elderly

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:00am
Study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesWhile oxygen is essential to our planet's life force and the way we function and stay healthy, high concentrations referred...
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Interview with Dr. Alan Robin: "Improving Glaucoma Care"

Alan L. Robin, MD delivered the Robert N. Shaffer Lecture at AAO on 21, October 2014 in Chicago, IL on the topic "Global Collaborations and Improving Glaucoma Care."

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Interview with Dr. Alan Robin: "Improving Glaucoma Care"

Alan L. Robin, MD delivered the Robert N. Shaffer Lecture at AAO on 21, October 2014 in Chicago, IL on the topic "Global Collaborations and Improving Glaucoma Care."

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Major blood vessel constrictor appears to contribute to vision destruction in premature babies

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 4:00am
A gene known to play a major role in constricting blood vessels also appears to be a major player in the aberrant blood vessel growth that can destroy the vision of premature babies.
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