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Genes related to pediatric glaucoma contribute to future stroke

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:00am
Every year in Canada about 50,000 people suffer from a stroke, caused either by the interruption of blood flow or uncontrolled bleeding in the brain.
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New clinical applications for assessing 'higher-order' visual abnormalities

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 3:00am
A technique developed by astronomers seeking a clear view of distant objects in space is being intensively studied as a new approach to measuring and correcting visual abnormalities.
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Retinal tumors in young children caused by a single, genetic change

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 2:00am
Retinoblastoma is a childhood retinal tumor usually affecting children one to two years of age. Although rare, it is the most common malignant tumor of the eye in children.
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Novartis announce licence change for leading sight loss treatment Lucentis® (ranibizumab)

medicalnewstoday eye health - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 4:00am
Novartis has announced a change to the licence of Lucentis® (ranibizumab), which means treatment can now be offered without the need for monthly monitoring in patients with stable disease...
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New scheme to raise sight loss awareness in UK care homes

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 4:00am
With 'Sight after Sixty' a major focus for this year's National Eye Health Week (22nd - 28th September), the sight loss charity Thomas Pocklington Trust is offering free training to local sight...
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Americans rate losing eyesight as having greatest impact on their lives

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 2:00am
Many Americans across racial and ethnic groups describe losing eyesight as potentially having the greatest impact on their day-to-day life, more so than other conditions including: loss of limb...
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Personalised treatment on horizon for rare genetic disease patients

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 4:00am
UK researchers have identified the most serious genetic mutations responsible for a rare condition that causes blindness, opening the door for personalised treatment and tailored gene therapies.
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Suggested change to patient care after glaucoma laser surgery

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 3:00am
New research led by Queen's University professor Robert Campbell (Ophthalmology) has revealed using anti-inflammatory medications after glaucoma laser surgery is not helpful or necessary.
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The eyes of flies reveal abnormal properties of cancer protein

medicalnewstoday eye health - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 2:00am
Mutations in the human retinoblastoma protein gene are a leading cause of eye cancer.
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Vitamin E, selenium supplements unlikely to effect age-related cataracts in men

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:00am
Taking daily supplements of selenium and/or vitamin E appears to have no significant effect on the development of age-related cataracts in men.
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Pupil size shows reliability of decisions

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:00am
The precision with which people make decisions can be predicted by measuring pupil size before they are presented with any information about the decision, according to a new study published in PLOS...
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Preventing blindness in premature babies at risk of retinopathy

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:00am
According to a study conducted by pediatricians and researchers at Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center (Sainte-Justine) and Universite de Montreal published online in the prestigious...
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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrating the cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrating the cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

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How do I smell? Much the same as how you see

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:00am
A collaboration between researchers from the Institute for Medical Physics and Biophysics (IMPB) at the Charité in Berlin and the European Synchrotron (ESRF) in Grenoble has uncovered a new common...
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Three-year data from Oraya Therapeutics' INTREPID study continue to show favorable safety profile of non-invasive wet AMD therapy

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:00am
Oraya Therapeutics Inc. has announced that full results of three-year safety follow-up data from the INTREPID study of Oraya Therapy™ for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) further...
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Italian research provides preliminary evidence from an international study on the treatment of neurotrophic keratitis

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:00am
Study ObjectivesThe poster presented during the EuCornea Congress describes the preliminary results of the Phase I segment of the REPARO Study, a randomized, double-masked, placebo controlled...
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Roche initiates phase III trials for lampalizumab, first potential treatment for geographic atrophy (GA)

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:00am
Roche has announced that phase III clinical studies have been initiated for lampalizumab, an investigational drug for geographic atrophy (GA), the advanced form of age-related macular degeneration...
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Glaucoma cure may lie in targeting 'stiff cells' that impede fluid drainage

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 5:00am
Study shows for first time if cells in a barrier that allows fluid to drain from the eye via Schlemm's canal are too stiff, pressure builds up in the eye, a hallmark of glaucoma.
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Cheaper alternative to licensed drug for treating eye disease has similar side-effects says new Cochrane Review

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 2:00am
Health policies which favour using ranibizumab for treating eye disease in older people over safety concerns for a cheaper alternative should take account of a new Cochrane Review.
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