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Even mild vision impairment has influence on quality of life

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 7:00am
In a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology, Phillippa M. Cumberland, M.Sc., and Jugnoo S. Rahi, Ph.D., F.R.C.Ophth.
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Gene therapy in a droplet could treat eye diseases, prevent blindness

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 9:00am
Eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration are among the leading causes of irreversible vision loss and blindness worldwide.
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Study in mice suggests stem cells could ward off glaucoma

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 4:00am
Treatment would use cells harvested from patient's skin.An infusion of stem cells could help restore proper drainage for fluid-clogged eyes at risk for glaucoma.
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Can alternatives to corticosteroids be effective therapies against neuromyelitis optics?

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 7:00am
A review article published on June 20th in the journal Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation led by Jun Guo of Tangdu Hospital at The Fourth Military Medical University in Shaanxi, China discusses...
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Why apnea patients are prone to suffer from glaucoma

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 2:00am
Scientists at Hokkaido University have successfully measured the eye pressure of sleeping patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome for the first time, finding an unexpected correlation with...
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President's Report from ARVO 2016

GRF President and CEO Thomas M. Brunner reports on the state of glaucoma research from the 2016 ARVO meeting that took place in Seattle.

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Model helps identify drugs to treat cat eye infections

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 2:00am
It's a problem veterinarians see all the time, but there are few treatments.
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Macular degeneration insight identifies promising drugs to prevent vision loss

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 2:00am
In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a University of Wisconsin-Madison research team pinpoints how immune abnormalities beneath the retina result in macular...
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Santen to Acquire InnFocus, Developer of MicroShunt Glaucoma Implant Device

InnFocus is developing the MicroShunt implant to lower and sustain IOP for the treatment of primary open-angle glaucoma.

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IU research points toward new blindness prevention methods in diabetic eye disease

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 11:00am
By combining data on optometry patients' eyes with advanced computational methods, Indiana University researchers have created a virtual tissue model of diabetes in the eye.
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Simple procedure could improve treatment for common eye disease

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 2:00am
A new, minimally invasive procedure appears to be effective for many patients with Fuchs endothelial dystrophy (FED), a common eye disease, without the potential side effects and cost of the...
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Corneal transplants, men and women don't see eye to eye

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 7:00am
A new study of patients undergoing corneal transplants indicates that subtle differences between men and women may lead to poorer outcomes for a woman who has received a cornea from a male donor.
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New eye test could detect glaucoma years earlier

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 2:00am
UNSW Australia scientists have developed a testing protocol that identifies the blinding eye disease glaucoma four years earlier than current techniques.
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Dry eye medication wins FDA approval

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 9:00am
The FDA have approved lifitegrast - a twice-daily prescription eye drop solution - for treating both the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease in adults.
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FDA approves new medication for dry eye disease

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 11:00am
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution) for the treatment of signs and symptoms of dry eye disease.
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Scientists restore key parts of vision in blind mice for first time

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 9:00am
In mice with severed optic nerves, scientists coaxed eye-to-brain connections to regrow along their former routes and link to the right parts of the brain.
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Boosting the potency of a broccoli-related compound yields a possible treatment for macular degeneration

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 07/08/2016 - 9:00am
Buck Institute study also shows that palmitoleic acid protects the retina from environmental damage in mouse models of disease.
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Routine monitoring of eye condition effective in the community

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 07/08/2016 - 6:00am
Research published in BMJ Open today has found that community care for routine monitoring of neovascular age-related macular degeneration can be just as effective as hospital-based care.
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Routine eye exams lead to high rate of change in vision status or care

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 2:00am
Do you really need to get your eyes checked - even if you haven't noticed any vision problems or eye-related symptoms?
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Harnessing an innate repair mechanism enhances the success of retinal transplantation

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 07/04/2016 - 2:00am
Regenerative therapies, based on cell replacement, hold promise for a wide range of age-related diseases, but efforts to bring the therapies to patients have not been very successful - in large...
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