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Act Now! Charitable IRA Rollover Extended until December 31, 2014

Congress has just extended the IRA charitable rollover for 2014. President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law very soon.

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Act Now! Charitable IRA Rollover Extended until December 31, 2014

Congress has just extended the IRA charitable rollover for 2014. President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law very soon.

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Added benefit not proven for aflibercept in diabetic macular oedema

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 3:00am
Neither positive nor negative effects for some patients, data lacking for other patientsSince August 2014, aflibercept (trade name Eylea) has been available also for patients with visual...
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Retinal Neuron Survival in Glaucoma

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have reported findings that could lead to new strategies for therapeutic intervention in glaucoma and other neurodegenerative conditions.

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Retinal Neuron Survival in Glaucoma

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have reported findings that could lead to new strategies for therapeutic intervention in glaucoma and other neurodegenerative conditions.

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New guidelines for screening in preschoolers presented in Optometry and Vision Science

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 2:00am
All children should undergo vision health screening between age 36 and 72 months - preferably every year - using evidence-based test methods and with effective referral and follow-up, according to...
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New discoveries in age-related macular degeneration

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:00am
Insilico Medicine along with scientists from Vision Genomics and Howard University shed light on AMD disease, introducing the opportunity for eventual diagnostic and treatment options.
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Stem cells from a patient's healthy eye could one day be used to repair a scarred cornea

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 3:00am
Treating the potentially blinding haze of a scar on the cornea might be as straightforward as growing stem cells from a tiny biopsy of the patient's undamaged eye and then placing them on the injury...
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Understanding recovery process could have implications for many different injuries of the central nervous system

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 3:00am
An interdisciplinary team of neuroscientists and neurosurgeons from the University of Rochester has used a new imaging technique to show how the human brain heals itself in just a few weeks following...
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Enzymatic activity essential for vision may provide target for drug transport

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 2:00am
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have uncovered the mechanism that enables the enzyme Lecithin: retinol acyltransferase (LRAT) to store vitamin A-a process that is...
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Top-selling eye vitamins found not to match scientific evidence

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:00am
With Americans spending billions of dollars each year on nutritional supplements, researchers have analyzed popular eye vitamins to determine whether their formulations and claims are consistent with...
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Vast majority of ophthalmologists treating uveal melanoma use molecular testing to guide patient care

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 4:00am
Castle Biosciences Inc. has announced the publication of study results that assess current clinical practices for uveal melanoma (UM) and demonstrate the impact of molecular prognostic testing on...
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Hybrid chemical/genetic therapy restores light sensitivity to retina in blind mice and dogs

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 2:00am
A new genetic therapy not only helped blind mice regain enough light sensitivity to distinguish flashing from non-flashing lights, but also restored light response to the retinas of dogs, setting the...
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Catalyst for a Cure — Leading to an Important Discovery

The Catalyst for a Cure researchers are working to identify new glaucoma biomarkers and develop technology to accurately measure those biomarkers in glaucoma patients.

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Catalyst for a Cure — Leading to an Important Discovery

The Catalyst for a Cure researchers are working to identify new glaucoma biomarkers and develop technology to accurately measure those biomarkers in glaucoma patients.

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The retina changes its "language" with changing brightness

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 4:00am
A study at the University of Tübingen highlights the intricate nature of visual responses - findings may help to improve digital cameras as well as visual prostheticsOur visual abilities are...
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Global Collaborations and Improving Glaucoma Care - Interview with Alan Robin, MD

Alan L. Robin, MD talked with us about the Robert N. Shaffer Lecture he delivered at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting on October 21, 2014 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

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Global Collaborations and Improving Glaucoma Care - Interview with Alan Robin, MD

Alan L. Robin, MD talked with us about the Robert N. Shaffer Lecture he delivered at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting on October 21, 2014 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

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Scientists describe new herpes treatment strategy

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 3:00am
Scientists have developed a novel treatment approach for persistent viral infections such as herpes.
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Groundbreaking wireless material may restore sight to blind retinas

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 2:00am
The aging process affects everything from cardiovascular function to memory to sexuality. Most worrisome for many, however, is the potential loss of eyesight due to retinal degeneration.
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