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Schirmer's test: What to expect with the dry eye test

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 2:00am
What is the Schirmer's test, why is the test used, and who should have a Schirmer's test? What should be expected and what do the results mean?
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Best contact lenses for people with dry eyes

medicalnewstoday eye health - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 8:00am
What type and brand of contact lens may be best for people with dry eyes? Are there any lifestyle changes that may help and are there any associated risks?
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Best eye drops for people with itchy eyes

medicalnewstoday eye health - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 8:00am
In this article, learn about what eye drops are available for itchy eyes, when eye drops should be used, and when people should see a doctor.
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Video: Dr. Larry Benowitz discusses Optic Nerve Regeneration

In this video interview with Larry Benowitz, PhD at the 2016 Glaucoma 360 New Horizons Forum in San Francisco, Dr. Benowitz discusses how far the field of optic nerve regeneration has come in the past 10 years. Dr. Benowitz moderated...

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Dr. Richard Libby Awarded 2017 Shaffer Prize for Innovative Glaucoma Research

For his research project “Understanding Axonal Degeneration Pathways in Glaucoma,” Richard T. Libby, PhD from the University of Rochester Medical School in Rochester, New York was awarded the 2017 Shaffer Prize for Innovative Glaucoma Research.

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Glaucoma Market Sees Raft of Hot New Tech

Kicking off the sixth annual Glaucoma 360 - New Horizons Forum, co-founder and co-chair Adrienne Graves, PhD proclaimed that “glaucoma is hot.”

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Catalyst for a Cure: 2017 Research Progress

The Catalyst for a Cure Biomarker Initiative funded by Glaucoma Research Foundation is a collaborative research effort designed to accelerate the pace of discovery toward better treatments and ultimately a cure for glaucoma.

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Natural remedies for dry eyes

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 8:00am
What causes dry eye, what home remedies may help to reduce symptoms, and how might it be prevented? Learn about the lifestyle changes that could help.
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Which eye drops are best for dry eyes?

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 2:00am
In this article, learn about what causes dry eye, which eye drops are available, what to consider when choosing eye drops, and alternative treatments.
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Vitamin B-3 successfully prevents glaucoma in mice

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 2:00am
New mouse study finds a way to prevent glaucoma in genetically predisposed mice. This could pave the way for safer treatments for glaucoma patients.
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Many GPs are ill-informed and unsupportive when tackling Britain's leading cause of blindness, new research reveals

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 2:00am
New research published in the BMJ Open has found that patients experiencing degenerative eye disease are not receiving the information and support needed to manage, understand and treat their...
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International team of researchers develop new model for earlier treatments for AMD

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 8:00am
An international team of researchers from Queen's University Belfast, University College London and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA have developed a cell culture model that could help...
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Zapping between channels in the retina

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 2:00am
Visual information is processed long before it reaches the brain. As early as in the retina, numerous types of cells are responsible for decomposing images into their diverse components, and for...
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Anti-cell death agent a potential treatment for vision loss associated with MS

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 4:00am
A new therapeutic agent tested in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS) produced anti-inflammatory activity and prevented loss of cells in the optic nerve, according to a new study by...
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Innovations Harness New Technologies for People with Visual Impairment, Blindness

During Low Vision Awareness Month, Glaucoma Research Foundation is sharing this news from the National Eye Institute about innovations that aim to help people with vision loss to more easily accomplish daily tasks.

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Best Eye Drops for People With Red Eyes

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 2:00am
What are the main causes of red eye and when should red eye be treated with eye drops? What drops are available and who should avoid eye drops?
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Myopia cell discovered in retina

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 8:00am
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a cell in the retina that may cause myopia when it dysfunctions.
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Sign language users have better reaction times and peripheral vision

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 2:00am
People who use British Sign Language (BSL) have better reaction times in their peripheral vision, a new study from the University of Sheffield has found.
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Large increase in eye injuries linked to laundry detergent pods among young children

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 2:00am
Between 2012 and 2015, the number of chemical burns to the eye associated with laundry detergent pods increased more than 30-fold among preschool-aged children in the U.S.
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