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Iodine Supplementation May Alleviate Swelling in Retinas of People with RP

Findings described online in JAMA Ophthalmology ...

Age-related macular degeneration occurs much earlier than previously assumed

Even individuals under the age of 50 years can suffer early forms of AMD ...

Improving Driver Safety: How to Prevent Streetlight Glare in the New World of LED Lighting

Researchers develop tool to predict the level of driver discomfort caused by modern, energy-efficient lights ... Full story

New treatment for a form of childhood blindness

An international research project, led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal, reports that a new oral medication is showing significant progress in restoring vision to patients with Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA). Until now, this inherited retinal disease that causes visual impairment ranging from reduced vision to complete blindness, has remained untreatable. The study is published today in the scientific journal The Lancet. ... Full story

Acute Glaucoma Discovered to be an Inflammatory Disease

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Sun Yat-sen University in China have shown that acute glaucoma in mice is largely an inflammatory disease and that high pressure in the eye causes vision loss by setting in motion an inflammatory response similar to that evoked by bacterial infections. ... Full story

MUHC researcher unveils novel treatment for a form of childhood blindness

The study is published today in the scientific journal The Lancet ... Full story

Depression in Age-Related Macular Degeneration Patients with Low Vision Can be Halved by Integrated Therapies

First clinical trial of integrated approach underlines need for inclusion of behavior activation therapy in low vision rehabilitation ... Full story

Technology and Tools Can Help Seniors with Low Vision Maintain Their Independence

American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds older adults to have a comprehensive eye exam if they notice signs of low vision ... Full story

Vision of Graves' eye disease patient restored after nonsurgical treatment

Advice to switch to low-carb, gluten-free diet made the difference ... Full story

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