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Researchers pinpoint where the brain unites our eyes' double vision

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 7:00am
If you have two working eyes, you are live streaming two images of the world into your brain.
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Cataracts may be treatable with eye drops instead of surgery

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 5:00am
Researchers have successfully treated cataracts in dogs using eye drops that contain a natural steroid that dissolves the protein clumps that cause the lens to go misty.
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NICE publishes final guidance for EYLEA for visual impairment due to diabetic macular oedema

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 8:00am
Bayer HealthCare is pleased to announce that NICE has made the final recommendation for EYLEA® (aflibercept solution for injection) for the treatment of visual impairment due to diabetic...
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Preserving photoreceptor cells following retinal injury

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 7:00am
Vision researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School (HMS) Department of Ophthalmology have taken a first step in solving a vexing problem: how to preserve photoreceptor cells and...
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World first: man with AMD receives bionic eye implant

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 9:00am
An 80-year-old man with age-related macular degeneration has become the first in the world to receive a bionic eye implant, leading to a significant improvement in visual function.
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Study suggests new treatment avenue to prevent serous retinal detachment

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 4:00am
Research published in The American Journal of Pathology points to causal role of mast cell degranulation in acute and chronic eye problemsWet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading...
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Many mobile health apps neglect needs of blind users

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 5:00am
More Americans are using mobile devices and other technologies to track some aspect of their health at home, from diet and exercise to sleep patterns to bloodwork.
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Vision-restoring gene therapy also strengthens visual processing pathways in brain

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 2:00am
Surprisingly rapid regrowth of unused brain connections after decades of near blindnessStimulating the left or right eye in normal sighted individuals results in a symmetrical brain response...
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Gene therapy gives long-term protection to photoreceptor cells

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 6:00am
A collaboration between scientists in the UK and the USA has shown that gene therapy can give life-long protection to the light-sensitive photoreceptor cells responsible for colour vision in a mouse...
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Human color vision gives people the ability to see nanoscale differences

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 2:00am
The human eye is an amazing instrument and can accurately distinguish between the tiniest, most subtle differences in color.
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Researchers manage to detect eye diseases using a Smartphone

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 8:00am
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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