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A tiny eye implant could pair with a smartphone to improve the way doctors measure and lower a patient's eye pressure

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:00am
For the 2.2 million Americans battling glaucoma, the main course of action for staving off blindness involves weekly visits to eye specialists who monitor - and control - increasing pressure within...
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Retinal thinning can be used as an early marker for frontotemporal dementia, prior to the onset of cognitive symptoms

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:00am
Researchers at the Gladstone Institutes and University of California, San Francisco have shown that a loss of cells in the retina is one of the earliest signs of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) in...
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Increased macular pigment may improve outdoor vision

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:00am
Individuals with greater amounts of yellow pigment in the eye may be better able to see distant objects in hazy conditions, suggests a study in the September issue of Optometry and Vision Science...
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DNA test for congenital cataracts leads to faster, more accurate diagnoses of rare diseases linked to childhood blindness

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:00am
Researchers in the United Kingdom have demonstrated that advanced DNA testing for congenital cataracts can quickly and accurately diagnose a number of rare diseases marked by childhood blindness...
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Native American ancestry a risk factor for diabetic retinopathy

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:00am
New research led by the University of Southern California (USC) Eye Institute, part of Keck Medicine of USC, shows for the first time that Native American ancestry is a significant risk factor for...
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Best course of treatment for endophthalmitis identified

medicalnewstoday eye health - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 2:00am
The most common cause of endophthalmitis, a potentially blinding condition that can occur after eye trauma, eye surgery, and eye injections, are the well-known staphylococci ("staph") and...
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Vision loss adversely affects daily function which can increase risk for death

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:00am
Vision loss can adversely affect the ability of older adults to perform instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), such as using the telephone, shopping and doing housework, which are all...
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Researchers identify proteins critical to wound healing

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:00am
Mice missing two important proteins of the vascular system develop normally and appear healthy in adulthood, as long as they don't become injured.
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What's Important in the Management of your Glaucoma?

Glaucoma can be devastating, but with appropriate management progression can be slowed and the adverse effects minimized. Assessment of outcomes for glaucoma treatment is more than what is measured by IOP, visual fields, and visual acuity.

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What's Important in the Management of your Glaucoma?

Glaucoma can be devastating, but with appropriate management progression can be slowed and the adverse effects minimized. Assessment of outcomes for glaucoma treatment is more than what is measured by IOP, visual fields, and visual acuity.

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Cholecystokinin octapeptide antagonizes apoptosis in retinal pigment epithelial cells

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:00am
Oxidative stress may cause retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cell apoptosis. Compared with the peroxynitrite group, apoptotic features were less apparent after treatment with cholecystokinin...
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Slippery material for lubricating joints inspired by nature

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 5:00am
A natural molecule found in the fluid surrounding healthy joints provides the inspiration for scientists developing slippery materials for artificial joints and moving surfaces.
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New diagnostic test for ADHD tracks involuntary eye movements

medicalnewstoday eye health - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 2:00am
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed - and misdiagnosed - behavioral disorder in children in America, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...
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European Commission grants EYLEA licence for the treatment of visual impairment due to diabetic macular oedema

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:00am
Bayer HealthCare today announces that EYLEA® (aflibercept solution for injection) has been approved by the European Commission for the treatment of visual impairment due to diabetic macular...
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Optometrists notice increase in young people suffering from potentially serious eye conditions

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:00am
The number of young people who are being diagnosed with serious eye conditions is thought to be growing, according to a survey of Optometrists released today.
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Surprising research results could lead to new ways to help the visually impaired better navigate everyday life

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:00am
Visual impairment comes in many forms, and it's on the rise in America.The Enactive Torch uses infra-red sensors to "see" objects in front of it.
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Intelligence as we age linked to spotting things quickly

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 10:00am
A decline in intelligence later in life has been linked to a decline in how quickly the brain is able to interpret what the eye sees, according to a new study.
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Timing of neuronal generation is linked to how neurons achieve specific brain wiring

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:00am
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have evidence suggesting that neurons in the developing brains of mice are guided by a simple but elegant birth order rule...
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Reading glasses not necessary with vision-correcting display

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 2:00am
What if computer screens had glasses instead of the people staring at the monitors? That concept is not too far afield from technology being developed by UC Berkeley computer and vision scientists.
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Digital reading system for the blind, allows them to read graphs

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 3:00am
People who are blind can now read more than just words, such as graphs and graphics, following the development of an affordable digital reading system by Curtin University researchers.
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