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Study suggests new way to prevent vision loss in diabetics and premature babies

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 2:00am
Researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, have identified a new molecule that induces the formation of abnormal blood vessels in the...
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Itchy eyes: Causes and treatment options

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 5:00am
How can you relieve itchy or dry eyes? When should you see a doctor? Learn about common causes of this irritating condition and how to manage symptoms.
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How blind people's brains rewire to improve other senses

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 2:00am
Breaking research shows how the brains of blind people are naturally rewired to compensate for the lack of visual input, boosting the remaining senses.
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Biomarkers and Drug Discovery: Jeffrey L. Goldberg, MD, PhD

Jeffrey L. Goldberg, MD, PhD (Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford University School of Medicine) presented research advances from the Catalyst for a Cure biomarkers team at the Glaucoma 360 New Horizons Forum on February 3, 2017 in San...

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Repeated eye injections for age-related macular degeneration associated with increased risk for glaucoma surgery

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 2:00am
Patients with age-related macular degeneration who received seven or more eye injections of the drug bevacizumab annually had a higher risk of having glaucoma surgery, according to a study...
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Changes of the cell environment are associated with certain eye diseases

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 2:00am
In case of ischemic injury to the retina, changes occur in the protein scaffold in the environment of retinal cells, the so-called extracellular matrix.
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Unproven stem cell 'therapy' blinds three patients at Florida clinic

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 2:00am
Three people with macular degeneration were blinded after undergoing an unproven stem cell treatment that was touted as a clinical trial in 2015 at a clinic in Florida.
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More Bevacizumab Shots for AMD May Up Risk of Glaucoma - glaucoma news - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:00am
Repeated injections tied to increased ocular pressure, higher rates of surgery
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Stem Cell Tx for AMD Proves Helpful and Harmful - glaucoma news - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 4:08pm
Retinal cell replacement in one patient; blindness in others
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Fighting blindness: TSRI scientists bring a key protein into focus

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 2:00am
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered how a protein called α2δ4 establishes proper vision.
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World Glaucoma Week 2017: Glaucoma Research Foundation Announces $1.3 Million in Research Grants

Glaucoma Research Foundation marked World Glaucoma Week today by announcing $1.3 million in research grants.

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Eyes hold clues to future narrowing of leg vessels

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 2:00am
Changes in tiny blood vessels of the eye may predict a higher risk of later narrowing in the large blood vessels in the legs, according to a study.
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Rabbits' detached retina 'glued' with new hydrogel

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 2:00am
A newly developed elastic gel administered in liquid form and shown to turn jellylike within minutes after injection into rabbits' eyes to replace the clear gelatinous fluid inside their eyeballs...
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Zebrafish study sheds light on the eye's ability to regenerate

medicalnewstoday eye health - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 2:00am
A new study looks into the fish eyes' ability to regenerate after injury and uncovers the role of a neurotransmitter in triggering this process.
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In-home occupational therapy curbs depression in visually impaired patients

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 8:00am
Johns Hopkins researchers report that in-home occupational therapy appears to reduce the rate and severity of depression in people at higher risk for the disorder because of seriously impaired...
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Assessing the impact of stress in age-related macular degeneration

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 2:00am
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss among older adults in the United States, is often associated with psychological stress.
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2017 Research Grants

Glaucoma Research Foundation provides seed money for creative pilot research projects that hold promise. Read about the 2017 research grants to explore new ideas.

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Red eyes: List of common causes

medicalnewstoday eye health - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 2:00am
In this article, learn about the common causes of red eye, including conjunctivitis, corneal ulcer, dry eye syndrome, and subconjunctival hemorrhage.
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Common causes of eye pain explained

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 03/01/2017 - 12:00pm
In this article, learn about common causes of eye pain, such as corneal disorders, glaucoma, uveitis, and endophthalmitis. Also learn about eye care tips.
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Youth with type 2 diabetes develop complications more often than type 1 peers

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 03/01/2017 - 8:00am
Teens and young adults with type 2 diabetes develop kidney, nerve, and eye diseases - as well as some risk factors for heart disease - more often than their peers with type 1 diabetes in the years...
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