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VR game gives users ‘eyes-on’ experience with vision loss

October 3, 2019

In a virtual world, a knight in full armour sits in front of me, expectantly waiting for me…
Can Supplements Improve Eye Health and Vision?

August 20, 2019

You’ve probably heard someone say, “Eat your carrots, they’re good for your eyes.” You may have also seen…
Automated Eyesight Testing May Make “Better One or Better Two” Obsolete

July 25, 2019

Using phoropter technology developed at the UA James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences, startup iCrx aims to…
Study Finds Accuracy Gap in EHRs for Eye Care Patients

May 31, 2019

A patient’s electronic health record may not capture the most accurate, up-to-date information about ophthalmic medications, a new…
Tiny Digital ‘Tags’ Improve Eye Care by Tracking Every Step

January 9, 2019

A popular type of data collection is helping Kellogg providers make visits more meaningful for patients and reduce…
Eyeing AI

December 5, 2018

Eye conditions caused by diabetes (diabetic retinopathy) and deterioration of the macula (age-related macular degeneration) are diagnosed by…
Therapy applied directly inside the eye best for treating uveitic macular edema

October 3, 2018

Delivery of corticosteroids directly into the eye is more effective than injections adjacent to the eye, according to…
Clinical prospects for stem cells begin to emerge

September 24, 2018

Twenty years after the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s James Thomson derived the first human embryonic stem cell lines (ESC),…
Wireless Pressure-Sensing Eye Implant Could Help Prevent Blindness

July 5, 2018

“By bringing together novel packaging and microelectronic technologies, and in close collaborations with ophthalmologists, we were able to…
Study suggests new way to prevent vision loss in diabetics and premature babies

March 23, 2017

Researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, have identified…
Scientists deploy CRISPR to preserve photoreceptors in mice

March 14, 2017

Gene-editing tool rescues photoreceptors from a variety of mutations Silencing a gene called Nrl in mice prevents the…
World-first genetic clues point to risk of blindness

February 27, 2017

Australian scientists have discovered the first evidence of genes that cause Macular Telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel), a degenerative…
A close look at sharp vision in eye structure seen only in humans and other primates

February 22, 2017

What shapes the fovea’s unusual perceptual qualities? Vision scientists have uncovered some of the reasons behind the unusual…
Genome Surgery with CRISPR-Cas9 to Prevent Blindness

February 17, 2017

IBS study proves that CRISPR-Cas9 can be delivered directly into the eye of the living animals and treat…
A first glimpse into disc shedding in the human eye

October 15, 2016

Images of the eye’s light-receptor cycle pave the way for new insights into blinding diseases An elusive biological…
Scientists find potential treatment for ‘painful blindness’ form of dry eye

August 19, 2016

The eye’s lacrimal gland is small but mighty. This gland produces moisture needed to heal eye injuries and…
Electric fields weaker in slow-healing diabetic wounds

June 21, 2016

People with diabetes often suffer from wounds that are slow to heal and can lead to ulcers, gangrene…
How early mammals evolved night vision to avoid predators

June 21, 2016

Early mammals evolved in a burst during the Jurassic period, adapting a nocturnal lifestyle when dinosaurs were the…
Scientists discover potential treatment for adults with lazy eye

February 23, 2016

A new treatment for adults with lazy eye, a condition previously thought to be treatable only in childhood,…
Eye abnormalities in infants with microcephaly associated with Zika virus

February 11, 2016

Vision-threatening eye abnormalities in infants in Brazil with microcephaly (a birth defect characterized by an abnormally small head)…
Researchers discover three glaucoma-related genes

January 11, 2016

NIH-funded genetics analysis of glaucoma is largest to date An analysis funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI),…
Promising USC study focuses on treatment for dry eyes

October 15, 2015

New research by the Fini Lab at Keck Medicine of USC demonstrates for the first time that a…
Yale researchers test drug for Wilson Disease in clinical trial

April 21, 2015

Yale School of Medicine associate professor Dr. Michael Schilsky is leading a clinical trial to test the dosing…
Tiny Needles Offer Potential New Treatment for Two Major Eye Diseases

December 3, 2014

Needles almost too small to be seen with the unaided eye could be the basis for new treatment…
A map for eye disease

August 2, 2014

University of Iowa researchers create most detailed molecular map of eye region associated with vision loss Understanding eye…
Team finds a new structure in dogs’ eye linked to blinding retinal diseases

March 7, 2014

In humans, a tiny area in the center of the retina called the fovea is critically important to…
Planet hunter sharpens eye surgery

February 25, 2014

Physicians in the Netherlands have turned to expertise from a planet-hunting telescope to steady their surgical microscope and…
Cataract surgery helps clear clouds from patient’s vision

January 10, 2014

Suzy Gore spent the last 10 years watching her eyesight decline. Unable to see the vision chart at…
A protein safeguards against cataracts

October 23, 2013

The refractive power of the human eye lens relies on a densely packed mixture of proteins. Special protective…
Another Bump in the Road to Gene Therapy?

February 1, 2013

I am astonished, once again, by the complexity and unpredictability of science. Last week, a paper in the Proceedings…
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