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Genetic defect linked to visual impairment in dyslexics

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:00am
A risk gene for dyslexia is associated with impairments in visual motion detection, according to a study published May 27 in The Journal of Neuroscience.
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Study suggests new way of preventing diabetes-associated blindness

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 3:00am
Reporting on their study with lab-grown human cells, researchers at The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland say that blocking a second blood vessel growth protein, along with one...
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Can you see what I hear? Blind human echolocators use visual areas of the brain

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 2:00am
Canadian expert Mel Goodale determines echolocators use echoes to detect multiple properties of objects through areas of the brain associated with visionCertain blind individuals have the ability...
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Patterns of brain activity reorganize visual perception during eye movements

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 2:00am
New research by Christopher Pack, from McGill University, suggests oscillations in brain activity have multiple roles in vision processingScientists measuring brain activity have found that in...
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Injectable hydrogel boosts stem cell therapy to restore vision, repair brain damage

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:00am
New research reveals how an injectable hydrogel boosted stem cell transplantation, partially restoring vision in blind mice and repairing brain injury after stroke.
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New form of inherited blindness discovered

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:00am
Scientists from the University of Leeds, in collaboration with researchers from the Institute of Ophthalmology in London and Ghent University in Belgium, have discovered that mutations in the gene...
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Science attempts to answer the color conundrum of 'The Dress'

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:00am
The picture of 'The Dress' confused the world back in February. While some of us say it is blue and black, others see it as white and gold. Now, three new studies investigate why.
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Study estimates prevalence of glaucoma among Singapore Chinese

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:00am
A study of Chinese adults in Singapore suggests the prevalence of glaucoma, a disease of the eye that can result in blindness, was 3.
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Isarna presents positive preclinical results supporting development of ISTH0036 for the treatment of glaucoma

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:00am
Isarna Therapeutics, the leader in transforming growth factor beta (TGF-ß) isoform targeted antisense therapeutics, today announced the presentation of preclinical data for its lead candidate...
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Smart micro chips may optimise human vision

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:00am
To date, chip-based retinal implants have only permitted a rudimentary restoration of vision. However, modifying the electrical signals emitted by the implants could change that.
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New study finds short-sightedness is becoming more common across Europe

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 3:00am
Myopia or short-sightedness is becoming more common across Europe, according to a new study led by King's College London.
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UCI study sheds new light on low-light vision, could aid people with retinal deficits

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 3:00am
Brain handles day- and nighttime optical signals the same, reacts quickly to loss of inputDriving down a dimly lit road at midnight can tax even those with 20/20 vision, but according to a recent...
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Doctors failing to spot childhood eye cancer in majority of cases

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:00am
A children's cancer charity is launching a bold new awareness campaign for World Retinoblastoma Awareness Week (10-16 May) as new figures show less than half of children with eye cancer receive the...
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A pioneering facial recognition cane for the blind

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:00am
A revolutionary 'smart' cane enabling the visually impaired to instantly identify friends and family could be available soon, thanks to students at Birmingham City University.
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CFC Investigator Receives NEI Grant for Imaging Project

GRF-funded Catalyst For A Cure principal investigator Alfredo Dubra, PhD (Medical College of Wisconsin) has received a major grant from the National Eye Institute.

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CFC Investigator Receives NEI Grant for Imaging Project

GRF-funded Catalyst For A Cure principal investigator Alfredo Dubra, PhD (Medical College of Wisconsin) has received a major grant from the National Eye Institute.

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Live Ebola virus detected in survivor's eye months after recovery

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 5:00am
A doctor treated for acute Ebola virus disease he contracted at a treatment center in Sierra Leone was found to have viable virus in the fluid inside an eye months after recovery.
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Light in Sight: a step towards a potential therapy for acquired blindness

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 1:00pm
Hereditary blindness caused by a progressive degeneration of the light-sensing cells in the eye, the photoreceptors, affects millions of people worldwide.
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Data presented showcase the real-world efficacy of EYLEA in UK clinical practice

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 4:00am
Bayer HealthCare reports that real-world data from a UK wide National Aflibercept Audit and Moorfields Aflibercept Audit have been presented at The Association for Research in Vision and...
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Proteomics provides new leads into nerve regeneration

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 3:00am
C-myc protein, previously unrecognized, spurs extensive nerve growthUsing proteomics techniques to study injured optic nerves, researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have identified previously...
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