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Preventing secondary cataract

medicalnewstoday eye health - 9 hours 51 min ago
A new focus for AMD drug target could reduce the need for millions of follow-up eye operations.
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First small molecule targeted therapy to mitigate hearing loss in Usher syndrome type 3

medicalnewstoday eye health - 12 hours 51 min ago
Usher syndrome (USH) is characterized by hearing loss or deafness at birth and progressive vision loss, and is the most common cause of inherited dual sensory deficit.
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Australia on track to eliminate blinding trachoma, but children in hotspots remain at risk

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 9:00am
Overall prevalence of trachoma in Australia is declining as a result of strengthened control programs, according to early release findings from the 2015 Australian Trachoma Surveillance Report...
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Make the Diagnosis: Vision Obscured - glaucoma news - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 1:36pm
Case Findings: A 35-year-old woman who normally wears contact lenses visited the ED with ocular pain, photophobia, and blurred vision that had developed over the last several weeks in her right eye. Upon exam, the doctor saw a diffuse white infiltrate on her cornea. The doctor started her on antibiotic medication, but it did not help, and she returned to the ED after a few days. What is your diagnosis?
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20 year-old puzzle solved through genetic advances: A genetic corneal dystrophy disorder

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:00am
Researchers from the University of Liverpool have identified a specific gene that plays a key role in an inherited eye disorder.
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Researchers develop magnifying smartphone screen app for visually impaired

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 2:00am
Mass. Eye and Ear researchers have designed technology to improve upon the built-in zoom feature of smartphones, which many low-vision users find difficult to use due to a loss of context.
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New neurodevelopmental syndrome identified

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 7:00am
A multicenter research team led by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has discovered a new neurodevelopmental syndrome and the genetic mutations that cause it.
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New genetic risk factors for myopia discovered

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 3:00am
Genes and environment determine short-sightedness. Myopia, also known as short-sightedness or near-sightedness, is the most common disorder affecting the eyesight and it is on the increase.
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A better understanding of bananas could help prevent blindness

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 5:00am
Carotenoids, which are found at various levels in different banana cultivars, are important vitamin precursors for eye health.
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Promising new compound protects neurons and vision in mice with glaucoma

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 9:00am
Early tests of a novel compound in mice with glaucoma should come as welcome news to millions of people around the world now suffering with this leading cause of vision loss.
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Laser pointers 'do not damage the eyesight of aircraft pilots'

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 2:00am
Directing a laser pointer at an aircraft will not harm a pilot's eyesight, say the authors of a new editorial, but it can still pose danger by causing significant distraction.
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How much do we really see?

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 11:00am
Glance out the window and then close your eyes. What did you see? Maybe you noticed it's raining and there was a man carrying an umbrella. What color was it? What shape was its handle?
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Largest eye study among Chinese Americans identifying more effective ways to prevent and treat blinding eye diseases for this racial group

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 7:00am
The University of Southern California (USC) Roski Eye Institute researchers and clinicians published the results of the National Eye Institute-funded "Chinese American Eye Study (CHES)," the...
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Combination therapy may offer better outcomes for patients with retinoblastoma

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 7:00am
Researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have demonstrated that targeting survivin -- a protein that inhibits apoptosis or cell death -- enhances the...
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Trachomatous trichiasis surgery improves quality of life regardless of vision outcomes

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 1:00pm
Trachomatous trichiasis (TT, inturning of the eyelashes to touch the eye following longterm infection with Chlamydia trachomatis) affects over seven million people world-wide.
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Rescuing human light-sensors in a common form of Leber congenital amaurosis

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 11:00am
Scientists at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology have identified the mechanism behind a common inherited cause of severe sight loss in young children.
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Immunosuppressive medication effectively treats ocular graft-versus-host-disease

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 3:00am
Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School have conducted a clinical trial comparing the safety and efficacy of topical tacrolimus, an immunosuppressive therapy, and topical...
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MS vision loss could be helped by OTC drug

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 2:00am
Vision damage in people with MS has been partially reversed by an over-the-counter drug used to treat allergies. Results of the study are being presented at AAN's annual meeting.
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Angiogenesis factor found to promote three age-related diseases of the eye

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 3:00am
A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigator has found that increased expression of the angiogenic factor VEGF-A promotes three common aging-related eye conditions - both versions of...
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Inflammatory factors cause damage to back of eye following keratoprosthesis implantation

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 2:00am
Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School have identified inflammatory factors that cause optic neuropathy in the back of the eye following implantation of a...
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