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Identical twins have identical vision, down to the smallest detail

medicalnewstoday eye health - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 2:00am
A study finds that identical twins are identical down to the tiniest defects in their eyes. Genes have more control over vision than initially thought.
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Reviewing VEGF Results in DME: Ophthalmology Times</em>

MedPageToday.com - glaucoma news - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 5:00pm
Also: minimally invasive technique may be good option for glaucoma
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Exosomes in the Retina Could Be Used To Treat Glaucoma

Exosomes are what doctors and biologists call microvesicles—tiny spheres of cellular membrane that cells use to communicate with each other. Exosomes are secreted and received by most cells within the body, and carry everything from genetic material and cellular signals...

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Switching to a low-glycemic diet may stop age-related eye disease, study suggests

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 2:00am
A study in mice finds that development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) could be arrested by switching from a high-glycemic diet (starches as are found in white bread) to a low-glycemic...
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Wet AMD: Small trial shows new gene therapy is safe in humans

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 9:00am
A new gene therapy that neutralizes the growth factor that promotes wet AMD is shown to be safe and well tolerated in a small trial of human patients.
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University of Birmingham develops revolutionary eye drops to treat age-related blindness

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 8:00am
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a type of eye drop which could potentially revolutionise the treatment of one of the leading causes of blindness in the UK.
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Make the Diagnosis: 10 Year Hiatus

MedPageToday.com - glaucoma news - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 8:18pm
Case Findings: A 54 year old female presents to your office for an eye check-up. She has not seen an optometrist in over 10 years, and never required glasses or had any problems with her eyes. She has no specific concerns. The patient tells you she is otherwise healthy, although again she has not seen a medical doctor in over 10 years. She is on no medications and has no allergies to medications. Family history is unremarkable. On exam best-corrected visual acuity is 20/40 bilaterally. Pressures are normal at 12 and 13 in the right and left eyes, respectively. Anterior segment exam is normal in both eyes. On dilated fundoscopy of the right eye, the following fundus image is seen. A similar appearance is seen in the left eye. What is the most likely diagnosis?
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Overcoming Resistance to Glaucoma Surgery: Ophthalmology Times</em>

MedPageToday.com - glaucoma news - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 5:00pm
Also: endocryotherapy for treating hemangioblastoma
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Diabetes doctors: Which specialists treat diabetes?

medicalnewstoday eye health - Sun, 05/14/2017 - 2:00am
There are a variety of healthcare professionals that can help manage diabetes. Knowing what to expect from each will help you make the most of your visit.
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Make the Diagnosis: Trip and Fall Corneal Conundrum

MedPageToday.com - glaucoma news - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 3:20pm
Case Findings: A 22 year old male presents for follow up of a corneal ulcer on the left eye. The patient originally came to your office 5 days ago after a fall in the woods while hiking. He says he tripped over a rock and fell face-first on the ground, scratching his left eye. He immediately had pain and photophobia in the eye, and presented to you hours later. His visual acuity was 20/30 in the left eye, and a small corneal ulcer was discovered. A corneal scraping was taken at the time and sent for culture and sensitivity, and the patient was sent home with antibiotics for the eye. Over the past 5 days, you have been following the patient each day and have noted that the ulcer is slowly growing in size and depth of penetration. Today, the eye is still erythematous with a persistent anterior chamber reaction. A slight hypopyon not documented at previous visits is also noted. The results of the culture and sensitivity came back today and were negative for bacterial growth. The picture here was taken on day 3 of treatment. What is the most likely diagnosis?
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Make the Diagnosis: 10 Year Hiatus

MedPageToday.com - glaucoma news - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 3:16pm
Case Findings: A 54 year old female presents to your office for an eye check-up. She has not seen an optometrist in over 10 years, and never required glasses or had any problems with her eyes. She has no specific concerns. The patient tells you she is otherwise healthy, although again she has not seen a medical doctor in over 10 years. She is on no medications and has no allergies to medications. Family history is unremarkable. On exam best-corrected visual acuity is 20/40 bilaterally. Pressures are normal at 12 and 13 in the right and left eyes, respectively. Anterior segment exam is normal in both eyes. On dilated fundoscopy of the right eye, the following fundus image is seen. A similar appearance is seen in the left eye. What is the most likely diagnosis?
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Dr. Andrew Huberman receives 2017 Cogan Award for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

The Cogan Award is given annually to a researcher younger than 45 who has made important contributions to vision and ophthalmology research and who shows substantial promise.

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Stem Cell Therapy for Glaucoma - Are We There Yet?

There is great interest among glaucoma patients, scientists and doctors alike, in discovering regenerative therapies for the optic nerve and translating them from the laboratory to the clinic — and stem cell therapy is one of several promising approaches being studied.

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Avastin as effective as Eylea for treating central retinal vein occlusion

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 2:00am
Monthly eye injections of Avastin (bevacizumab) are as effective as the more expensive drug Eylea (aflibercept) for the treatment of central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO), according to a clinical...
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Prevalence of visual impairment among preschool children projected to increase

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 2:00am
The number of preschool children in the U.S. with visual impairment is projected to increase by more than 25 percent in the coming decades, with the majority of visual impairment resulting from...
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Disfiguring eye symptoms diminish in Graves' eye disease drug trial

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 2:00am
The disease is characterized by inflammation and a buildup of tissue around the eyes that cause them to bulge painfully from their sockets.
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Catalyst for a Cure Biomarker Initiative: A Game Changer in the Fight to Protect Vision

Investigators with the Catalyst for a Cure Biomarker Initiative are on the verge of identifying new biological markers that can provide physicians with better tools to diagnose and manage glaucoma before vision is lost.

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Glaucoma Research Foundation Launches The Cure is in Sight Campaign to Raise $15 Million for Research and Education

The $15 million campaign will fund advancements in glaucoma research and support educational programs for patients and eye doctors. Learn more and get involved!

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Repeated Intravitreal Injections Linked to Glaucoma

MedPageToday.com - glaucoma news - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 12:30pm
7 or more bevacizumab injections per year may double risk of glaucoma surgery
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Make Your Vision Last a Lifetime: Healthy Vision Month

Learn what you can do to make your eye health a priority and find out the most important steps you can take to protect your vision.

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