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Exfoliation syndrome (XFS): Discovered gene allows a peek into the future on eye disease

medicalnewstoday eye health - 18 hours 17 min ago
An international research collaboration led by Singaporean researchers have led to the discovery of a mutated gene that renders people highly susceptible to a severe eye disorder called Exfoliation...
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Unnecessary preoperative testing still done on cataract patients

medicalnewstoday eye health - 19 hours 17 min ago
Although routine preoperative testing is not indicated for patients undergoing cataract surgery, researchers at UC San Francisco have found that it is still a common occurrence and is driven...
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Epilepsy drug may preserve eyesight for people with MS

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 3:00pm
A drug commonly taken to prevent seizures in epilepsy may surprisingly protect the eyesight of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study released April 16, 2015 that will be...
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Treatment that slows AMD vision loss with one stem cell injection shows promise

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 5:00am
Researchers are optimistic that a stem cell treatment they successfully tested in rats will slow or reverse the effects of early-stage age-related macular degeneration in humans.
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Study challenges view that sight-based brain sensory network organization is impaired with blindness

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 2:00am
Is visual input essential to how the topographical map of the visual cortex develops in the human brain?
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Stem cell injection may soon reverse vision loss due to age-related macular degeneration

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 2:00am
An injection of stem cells into the eye may soon slow or reverse the effects of early-stage age-related macular degeneration, according to new research from scientists at Cedars-Sinai.
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Innovative Research Leading to a Cure

The most important discoveries in scientific research often come from an investigator with a new, untested idea who needs funding to explore their project.

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Innovative Research Leading to a Cure

The most important discoveries in scientific research often come from an investigator with a new, untested idea who needs funding to explore their project.

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Clinical research study demonstrates EyePromise EZ Tears relieves dry eye symptoms and discomfort fast

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:00am
People suffering with burning, red, irritated, or watering eyes now have a proven oral nutritional supplement available to them that starts relieving these symptoms within a week.
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Make Your Vision Last a Lifetime: Healthy Vision Month

May is Healthy Vision Month. The National Eye Institute offers a variety of eye health resources you can use in May and throughout the year.

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Make Your Vision Last a Lifetime: Healthy Vision Month

May is Healthy Vision Month. The National Eye Institute offers a variety of eye health resources you can use in May and throughout the year.

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New potential treatment for age-related macular degeneration offers hope to patients as phase III trials begin in Bristol, UK

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:00am
Patients in Bristol suffering from geographic atrophy can now enroll in the phase III clinical program for lampalizumab, a drug being investigated for this form of age-related macular degeneration...
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Open-angle glaucoma: Poor data for the fixed combination tafluprost/timolol

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 2:00am
Information on important outcomes is lacking, no advantages shown for side effectsThe fixed combination of the drugs tafluprost and timolol (trade name: Taptiqom) has been approved in Germany...
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Novel therapeutic procedure helps stroke patient recover three-dimensional vision

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 2:00am
Impaired vision is one of the most common consequences of a stroke. In rare cases, patients may even lose their ability to perceive depth.
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Allow NHS doctors to prescribe cheap, safe and effective sight loss drug, says The BMJ

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:00am
NHS doctors should be allowed to prescribe a cheap, safe and effective drug for the degenerative eye disease, wet age related macular degeneration (AMD) - a leading cause of blindness among older...
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Study finds eyeliner application may cause eye problems

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 2:00am
People who apply eyeliner on the inner eyelid run the risk of contaminating the eye and causing vision trouble, according to research by a scientist at the University of Waterloo.
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Simple eye test for 6-year-olds predicts need for glasses in teen years

medicalnewstoday eye health - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 2:00am
Study that answers whether sitting too close to the TV causes myopia also finds an eye test that predicts children's later nearsightedness, raising hopes it could be prevented.
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South-east England ahead on genetic tests for inherited eye conditions

medicalnewstoday eye health - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 2:00am
New research from The University of Manchester published in the Journal of Community Genetics reveals a stark variation in genetic testing services for inherited eye disease in England.
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Head-mounted sensor helps blind rats navigate

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 2:00am
Researchers from Japan have created a head-mounted navigational device that they say helped blind rats find their way through mazes almost as well as normal-sighted rats.
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Local authorities: Signpost veterans missing out on support, UK

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 4:00am
New research has found that many veterans with sight loss are missing out on the free support offered by Blind Veterans UK.
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