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Study investigates age-related vision loss and driving performance

Older drivers with age-related vision loss will be the focus of a new QUT study designed to test their on-the-road performance. ...

Nighttime Hypotension Predicts Vision Loss in Glaucoma Patients

New research shows that having significantly lower systemic blood pressure in your body at night compared to during the day predicts vision ...

Looking Ahead: Whole Eye Transplant Under Development

The concept of a whole eye transplant seems futuristic, if not impossible. But with a $1million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine hope to someday make implantation of an entire, functional eye a reality. ... Full story

Study Shows Inconsistent Dosages of Widely Used Eye Disease Drug

Findings Add to Public Health Debate About Pharmacy Compounding ... Full story

Stem Cells Have Potential to Repair Diseased Corneas

Corneal transplant (keratoplasty) is a known means of successfully treating corneal disease. ... Full story

A new therapeutic target may prevent blindness in premature babies at risk of retinopathy

According to a study conducted by pediatricians and researchers at Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center (Sainte-Justine) and Université de Montréal published online in the prestigious medical journal Nature Medicine on September 14, 2014, the activation of a receptor that migrates to the nucleus of nerve cells in the retina promotes the growth of blood vessels. ... Full story

“Are My Eyes Changing Because I’m Just Getting Older? When Should I See an Eye Doctor?”

American Academy of Ophthalmology explains common eye symptoms for adults in support of Healthy Aging Month ... Full story

Twins help unravel glaucoma genes

Scientists at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute – and twins from across Queensland - have helped to identify genes associated with the most common form of glaucoma, the world’s leading cause of irreversible blindness. ... Full story

Perfect Focus through Thick Layers May Bring Better Vision to Medicine

WASHINGTON —Zooming in on diseased tissue or scanning fragile biological samples are essential tools in medicine and biological research, but this often requires peering through layers of tissue and other materials that can blur and distort the image. Certain modern microscopes can compensate for this, but only for weak aberrations or by using invasive “guide stars,” imaging aids that provide a stable reference point. ... Full story

New Glaucoma Cause Discovered

Scientists are developing eye drops to treat molecular basis of the blindness ... Full story

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