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Vision impairment and eye diseases continue to be concerns for Ebola survivors

The acute outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has subsided in West Africa, but the medical community continues to learn about long-term ...

New transplant technique restores vision in mice

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan have shown that retinal transplants derived from induced pluripotent stem cells ...

The science of baby’s first sight

UNC scientists conduct seminal experiments to unveil how early-in-life visual experiences – simply trying to see – sculpt a particular subnetwork of brain circuitry we need in order to see properly. ... Full story

New dry eye drug aims to treat cause rather than mask symptoms

By Emily Dinning University of Virginia Health System researchers have developed a potential therapeutic treatment for dry eye, with human testing to start in March. ... Full story

Gene Therapy to Prevent Vision Loss: Studies in Primates Needed to Optimize Human Trials

New Rochelle, NY — Many gene therapy-based approaches are in development to combat genetic and other causes of blindness and vision loss, and much can ... Full story

Investigating the Role of microRNAs in Regulating Stem Cells of the Eye

Northwestern Medicine scientists showed how the microRNA-103/107 family (or miRs-103/107) regulate aspects of biological processes in the stem cell–enriched limbal epithelium of the eye. ... Full story

Study shows need for improved, stable eye screening of premature babies

Shift in focus to telemedicine could bridge gap in care ... Full story

Home-based rehabilitation improves daily life of people with low vision

The visual function and daily life of people whose sight can't be corrected with glasses or contact lenses can be significantly improved through home visits by rehabilitation specialists, concludes a study by Cardiff University. ... Full story

Surgery can restore vision in patients with brain injuries

Results promising even when operation delayed several months ... Full story

Zika and glaucoma linked for first time in new study

By Michael Greenwood (© A team of researchers in Brazil and at the Yale School of Public Health has published the first report demonstrating that the ... Full story

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