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Treatment for common vision disorder does not improve children’s reading skills

October 28, 2019

Results from a clinical trial funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) show that while vision therapy can…
Is treatment forever? Success of gene therapy for inherited blindness depends on timing

September 11, 2019

Nearly two decades ago, a gene therapy restored vision to Lancelot, a Briard dog who was born with…
When a fix for one vision problem causes another

July 30, 2019

As we age, our eyes lose their ability to focus up close. It’s a condition called presbyopia, and…
A step closer to identifying cause of a blinding disease

May 28, 2019

Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is an inherited form of vision loss that causes people to have trouble with…
New study highlights “alarmingly high” rate of visual problems in stroke survivors

March 13, 2019

A new University study, published in PLOS One, highlights the high incidence and prevalence of visual problems in acute stroke…
Lazy eye requires a brain treatment

October 25, 2018

Bad vision is not a tragedy these days. You can always wear glasses and there are certain surgical…
NIH study finds donor corneas can be safely preserved for longer period

November 13, 2017

Results from a large, national clinical trial show that corneal donor tissue can be safely stored for 11…
Simulations say bio-inspired retinal implants should work

July 28, 2017

Computer simulations confirm that efforts by UO scientists to develop retinal implants based on fractal geometry are worth…
NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge (3-D ROC)

June 27, 2017

Insights wanted: leveraging mini-retinas for big breakthroughs in eye disease! The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the…
Fewer exams and better eye health? Aye-aye, finds type 1 diabetes study

April 21, 2017

Adjusting the frequency of eye screenings for people with type 1 diabetes based on their risk of severe…
Team Characterizes the Underlying Cause of a Form of Macular Degeneration

April 21, 2017

Named for Friedrich Best, who characterized the disease in 1905, Best disease, also known as vitelliform macular dystrophy,…
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…
Portable Vision Testing Kit

January 10, 2017

Nowadays people spend most of the day in front of a computer or mobile devices that weaken eyes.…
Corneal Cross-Linking Helps Maintain Sight

November 24, 2016

The University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center is one of first eye centers in the nation to offer a…
Visual impairment, blindness cases in U.S. expected to double by 2050

May 20, 2016

With the youngest of the baby boomers hitting 65 by 2029, the number of people with visual impairment…
Nerve injury appears to be root of diabetes-related vision loss

March 25, 2016

Diabetes-related vision loss most often is blamed on blood vessel damage in and around the retina, but new…
New Stem Cell Technique Regenerates Human Lens After Cataract Surgery, Restoring Vision

March 10, 2016

Congenital cataracts – lens clouding that occurs at birth or shortly thereafter – is a significant cause of…
Eylea outperforms Avastin for diabetic macular edema with moderate or worse vision loss

March 1, 2016

A two-year clinical trial that compared three drugs for diabetic macular edema (DME) found that gains in vision…
This video game can help treat and diagnose lazy eye in children

December 11, 2015

For the second year in a row, student video game developers from the University of Utah’s Entertainment Arts…
Researchers grow retinal nerve cells in the lab

December 2, 2015

Work could eventually lead to cell transplants for people blinded by glaucoma, MS Johns Hopkins researchers have developed…
Penn study stops vision loss in late-stage canine X-linked retinitis pigmentosa

October 13, 2015

Three years ago, a team from the University of Pennsylvania announced that they had cured X-linked retinitis pigmentosa,…
Are Mobile Devices Ruining Our Eyes?

July 29, 2015

Robert DiMartino, OD, Professor of Clinical Optometry and Vision Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and a…
New Color Blindness Cause Identified

June 3, 2015

A rare eye disorder marked by color blindness, light sensitivity, and other vision problems can result from a…
NIH-funded study points way forward for retinal disease gene therapy

May 6, 2015

Gene therapy for Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), an inherited disorder that causes vision loss starting in childhood, improved…
Gene Therapy for Vision Loss Might Only Be Temporary, Scientists Say

May 5, 2015

One of the most widely acclaimed successes of gene therapy was recently found to fade with time: a…
New pathways discovered to prevent blindness

February 17, 2015

Scientists have made a major new discovery detailing how areas of the brain responsible for vision could potentially…
Simulator Evaluates How Eye Diseases Affect Driving

June 16, 2014

The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is the first ophthalmology department in the nation to…
Melanoma of the Eye Caused by Two Gene Mutations

May 29, 2014

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a therapeutic target for treating…
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