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Cell death (green) is observed cross-section of a retinal organoid exposed to deoxysphingolipids. Photoreceptors are red, cell nuclei are blue. Image credit: Kevin Eade/University of Utah
John A. Moran eye center researcher, patients, play key role in genetic discovery linked to rare eye disease

September 13, 2019

John A. Moran Eye Center physician-researcher Paul S. Bernstein and his patients at the University of Utah played…
New type of visual filter discovered in an unlikely place

September 2, 2019

A University of Minnesota-led research team recently discovered a new way animals can modify their vision. Crystal-like structures…
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…
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…
Simple ‘smart’ glass reveals the future of artificial vision

July 9, 2019

The sophisticated technology that powers face recognition in many modern smartphones someday could receive a high-tech upgrade that…
Why can we see moving objects against their backgrounds?

July 3, 2019

Visual motion is an important source of information for separating objects from their backgrounds. A spider camouflaged against…
Could playing computer games improve your peripheral vision?

June 12, 2019

Playing computer games could help improve people’s peripheral vision, new research reveals. Researchers have found a significant improvement…
Colour vision in complete darkness? Scientists made a surprising discovery in the deep ocean

May 11, 2019

There is no colour without light. Different things in your environment reflect light differently and appear to be…
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Watchful waiting reasonable for patients with diabetic macular edema and good vision

May 2, 2019

People with good vision despite having center-involved diabetic macular edema can safely forego immediate treatment of their eye…
Seeing the world through a biophysicist’s lens

April 18, 2019

Biophysicist Philip Nelson kicked off Science Café lecture with an unexpected physics demonstration. The lights inside the packed room at…
NIH study finds no evidence that calcium increases risk of AMD

March 25, 2019

Eating a calcium-rich diet or taking calcium supplements does not appear to increase the risk of age-related macular…
How the brain distinguishes between objects

March 18, 2019

As visual information flows into the brain through the retina, the visual cortex transforms the sensory input into…
Surprise Discovery Reveals Second Visual System in Mouse Cerebral Cortex

January 4, 2019

The visual system is probably the best understood part of the brain. Over the past 75 years, neuroscientists…
Mountain splendor? Scientists know where your eyes will look

December 6, 2018

Using precise brain measurements, Yale researchers predicted how people’s eyes move when viewing natural scenes, an advance in…
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…
Multidisciplinary team to develop stem cell-based approaches to restore vision

October 19, 2018

A team from the University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are launching a project to develop…
Earth-like gravity may solve astronaut vision ailment

September 14, 2018

A Florida State University scientist may have discovered a partial antidote to a problem facing many astronauts —…
A Trained Eye Of A Radiologist

August 22, 2018

We humans are pros at category learning — the process by which we classify things, whether objects, concepts…
Tiny, light-sensitive chips could one day restore sight to the blind

April 25, 2018

Age-related macular degeneration, a disease that slowly degrades light-sensitive cells in the retina, is the leading cause of…
Treating Vision Loss

April 16, 2018

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects more than 1.75 million individuals in the United States. Because the population is aging, that…
Waves of Touch

April 13, 2018

Touch: We use it all the time to interact with the world around us. Yet the sense of…
Stem cell-based retinal implant tested for common cause of vision loss

April 5, 2018

hysicians and researchers at the USC Roski Eye Institute have collaborated with other California institutions to show that a first-in-kind…
Immune cells in the retina can spontaneously regenerate

March 26, 2018

Immune cells called microglia can completely repopulate themselves in the retina after being nearly eliminated, according to a…
Infants are able to learn abstract rules visually

March 1, 2018

Three-month-old babies cannot sit up or roll over, yet they are already capable of learning patterns from simply…
UVA discovers trigger for macular degeneration that robs millions of vision

November 28, 2017

In a major step forward in the battle against macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss among the…
Breakthrough Discovery Provides Glimmer Of Hope To Prevent Blindness

September 27, 2017

Macquarie University researchers have discovered that a naturally occurring protein in the body protects the eye from the…
Quadcast: Rebooting the brain for better vision after a stroke

September 18, 2017

Maybe you’ve recently suffered a stroke and are now starting therapy, trying to regain speech, motor functions, and…
4D Camera Gives Better Robotic Vision

September 12, 2017

Researchers at Stanford University and UC San Diego developed a 4D camera that improves robotic vision. It uses…
Superhuman “night” vision during the total eclipse?

September 7, 2017

If you were fortunate enough to witness the recent total solar eclipse in all its glory, you might…
Study Identifies How Squid Have Evolved to See in Dim Ocean Water

August 21, 2017

In a new paper published in Science, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania provided a detailed look into…
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