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Researchers develop high-precision software for diagnosing eye sensitivity

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:00am
Researchers at the University of Alicante have developed high-precision software for diagnosing eye sensitivity.
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Distinctive developmental origin for a drainage tube in the eye

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:00pm
A Jackson Laboratory based research team has conducted a comprehensive exploration of an eye structure known as Schlemm's canal: a key gatekeeper for the proper flow of eye fluid, presenting a...
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Age-related macular degeneration occurs much earlier than previously assumed

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 4:00am
It is widely accepted that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of visual impairment and blindness in industrialized countries.
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Call for boost in kids' eye-protection

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:00am
Standards for protective eyewear for children and public health campaigns encouraging its use are crucial to reducing the incidence of ocular injuries in children, according to a clinical focus...
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Researchers detect love and lust through eye movements

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:00am
Whether a person focuses their gaze at a stranger's face or body could reveal whether he or she is either romantically or sexually attracted to the other person, say researchers.
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Study links loss of vision to employment status

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 2:00am
A nationally representative study finds that people with visual impairment are less likely to be employed than people with normal vision.
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UV exposure: why do we ignore the health risks?

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:00am
Exposure to ultraviolet radiation is the leading cause of skin cancer. But although many of us know this, we still ignore safety recommendations. We investigate why.
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New treatments on the horizon to treat inherited retinal diseases

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:00am
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Horizon Scanning Centre (HSC), working with Fight for Sight, has identified 40 potential new treatments which are currently being developed for...
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Tumor growth and metastasis controlled by new drug combo in mouse model

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 2:00am
Researchers at UC Davis, University of Massachusetts and Harvard Medical School have created a combination drug that controls both tumor growth and metastasis.
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Immune response damaging in acute glaucoma

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:00am
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Sun Yat-sen University in China have shown that acute glaucoma in mice is largely an inflammatory disease and that high...
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Could eye and smell tests offer early Alzheimer's diagnosis?

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:00am
Four new studies presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 suggest that eye and smell tests could be used for early detection of Alzheimer's.
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Animal study of cellular stress in degenerative illnesses finds new compound to treat blindness and diabetes

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:00am
In a new study led by UC San Francisco (UCSF) scientists, a chemical compound designed to precisely target part of a crucial cellular quality-control network provided significant protection, in rats...
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Four research trials show smell and eye tests offer potential to detect Alzheimer's early

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:00am
A decreased ability to identify odors might indicate the development of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease, while examinations of the eye could indicate the build-up of beta-amyloid, a...
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Noninvasive retinal imaging device may provide highly predictive early detection of changes associated with Alzheimer's disease

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:00am
A noninvasive optical imaging device developed at Cedars-Sinai can provide early detection of changes that later occur in the brain and are a classic sign of Alzheimer's disease, according to...
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Apoptotic retinal ganglion cells reduced in diabetes by Inhibition of NgR expression

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:00am
Activation of Nogo receptor (NgR) is an essential factor of nerve regeneration inhibition, neuronal atrophy and even apoptosis.
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Vision loss patients benefit from personalized gene therapy using patient-specific stem cells

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:00am
Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have created a way to develop personalized gene therapies for patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a leading cause of vision loss.
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Rehab for age-related loss of vision cuts depression risk in half

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 2:00am
Research finds that a technique called behavioral activation leads to a 50% decrease in the chances of people with age-related macular degeneration developing clinical depression.
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Regeneration of retinal ganglion cell axons and gene therapy

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:00am
Because the adult mammalian central nervous system has only limited intrinsic capacity to regenerate connections after injury, due to factors both intrinsic and extrinsic to the mature neuron...
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Survival and regeneration of retinal cells after injury promoted by dental pulp stem cells

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:00am
Researchers at the University of Birmingham, UK, led by Dr. Ben Scheven, Dr.
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Scientists regrow human corneas to restore vision

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 5:00am
In one of the first known examples of making tissue from an adult-derived human stem cell, scientists have found a way to enhance regrowth of corneal tissue to restore vision.
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