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New gene linked to blindness and Parkinson's diseases

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 2:00am
The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is a tissue, which lines the back of the eye.
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Progression of age-related macular degeneration in 1 eye then other eye

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:00pm
Having age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in one eye was associated with an increased incidence of AMD and accelerated progression of the debilitating disease in the other eye.
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User-friendly electronic 'EyeCane' enhances navigational abilities for the blind

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 2:00am
White Canes provide low-tech assistance to the visually impaired, but some blind people object to their use because they are cumbersome, fail to detect elevated obstacles, or require long training...
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Blind cave fish may provide insight on eye disease and other human health issues

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 2:00am
Blind cave fish may not be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to understanding human sight, but recent research indicates they may have quite a bit to teach us about the causes of...
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iPads detect early signs of glaucoma in Nepal eye screening

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 2:00am
Using a tablet screening app could prove to be an effective method to aid in the effort to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness in populations at high-risk for glaucoma with limited access...
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3-D printed facial prosthesis offers new hope for eye cancer patients following surgery

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:00am
Researchers have developed a fast and inexpensive way to make facial prostheses for eye cancer patients using facial scanning software and 3-D printing, according to findings released at AAO 2014...
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Research reveals likelihood, onset of MS diagnosis among patients with inflammatory eye disease

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:00am
The results of the largest retrospective study of multiple sclerosis (MS) in uveitis patients has revealed that nearly 60 percent of patients with both diseases were diagnosed with each within a...
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Virtual patients come alive in new simulation lab at University of Houston

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 4:00am
This fall, University of Houston (UH) optometry students began hands-on training in a first-of-its-kind simulation lab that offers them 24/7 access to virtual patients.
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Tear duct implant effective at reducing pain and inflammation in cataract surgery patients

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 2:00am
The first tear duct implant developed to treat inflammation and pain following cataract surgery has been shown to be a reliable alternative to medicated eye drops, which are the current standard of...
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iPhones for eye health: Capturing ocular images in difficult-to-photograph patients

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 2:00am
Smartphone technology is a widely available resource which may also be a portable and effective tool for imaging the inside of the eye, according to results of a study released today at AAO 2014...
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Corneal inlays may remove need for reading glasses

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:00am
A number of easily implanted corneal inlay products currently in development may soon remove the need for reading glasses to correct loss of near vision in aging eyes.
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Discovery of a new mechanism that can lead to blindness

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:00am
An important scientific breakthrough by a team of IRCM researchers led by Michel Cayouette, PhD, is being published today by The Journal of Neuroscience.
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How safe are human embryonic stem cell transplants?

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:00am
Although the potential therapeutic uses of human embryonic stem cells have been known since 1981, until now, the long-term safety of these transplantations had not been assessed.
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World watches as grandfather from Malawi has his sight restored live online

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 4:00am
A blind man's sight-restoring operation was broadcast live around the world at 1.30pm(BST) October 8, 2014 from a hospital in Malawi.
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Over 123 million lost workdays per year caused by blindness or eye diseases according to new pan-European health economic study

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:00am
The European Forum Against Blindness (EFAB) has revealed the results of an 11-country study (an extension to the data reported last year covering six countries) which reports on the economic impact...
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Nano-drug for dry eyes brings relief with less trouble

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 5:00am
Drug-infused nanoparticles applied only once a week appear to be as effective at relieving dry eyes as the standard three-drops-a-day medication, according to a new study.
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Pitt researchers receive $1.25 million from Defense Department to make whole-eye transplantation a reality

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:00am
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers have been awarded $1.25 million from the U.S.
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Squints can be treated at any age - Examination of children important in their first year of life

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:00am
Around four per cent of all newborn children have a squint. In about 50 per cent of cases, this can be corrected with appropriate glasses, however the other half require treatment for their squint...
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Detergent pods should be kept out of reach to help prevent ocular injury

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 3:00am
Liquid laundry and dishwasher detergent pods are an emerging source of chemical exposure in children.
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UK data presented at EURETINA 2014 showcase efficacy of EYLEA in clinical practice for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration

medicalnewstoday eye health - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 2:00am
Bayer HealthCare reports that data have been presented at the 14th EURETINA congress in London, showcasing the efficacy of EYLEA® (aflibercept solution for injection) for the treatment of wet...
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