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Glassy protein solution may cause eyesight deterioration

Viscosity increases by 6 orders of magnitude upon an increase of the lens protein concentration ...

Old drugs offer new treatment hope for leading cause of blindness

An established class of drugs, traditionally used to control HIV/AIDS infections, could soon be harnessed to treat the leading cause of blindness ...

Smartphone eye examinations using Peek offer new hope for tackling blindness

Community health worker using Peek to test a patient’s eyesight outside their home in KenyaThe team behind Peek, the Portable Eye Examination Kit, are calling on the public to help provide a solution to avoidable blindness by increasing access to potentially life-changing new eye health testing equipment. ... Full story

New laser therapy helps slow macular degeneration

New laser treatment may improve eye health in those with AMD. www.silaser.com ... Full story

New insight into common cause of blindness

Scientists at The University of Manchester have identified an important new factor behind one of the major causes of blindness, which they hope could lead to new treatments. ... Full story

Nearly one million doctor visits for eye infections annually in US

Improper contact lens habits pose major risk for serious infections ... Full story

Iowa State University graduate student searches for plant extracts to treat devastating river blindness in Cameroon

AMES, Iowa – An Iowa State University graduate student has unearthed some promising results in her quest to identify plant extracts to combat a devastating parasitic disease in Cameroon and other African countries. ... Full story

Diabetes and Eyes: What People Don't Know Could Leave Them Blind

Recent studies show low awareness of diabetic eye disease among African-Americans and Hispanics, low uptake of sight-saving exams among Medicare beneficiaries ... Full story

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