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Short-sightedness becoming more common across Europe

Myopia or short-sightedness is becoming more common across Europe, according to a new study led by King’s College London. The meta-analysis of ...

As Life Slips by: Why Eye Movement Doesn’t Blur the Picture

Two specific proteins bind during development to stabilize the brain cells that allow us to see things clearly, even as we move ...

Penn Study Indicates that Gene Therapy Efficacy for LCA is Dynamic: Improvement is Followed by Decline in Vision

New study demonstrates that the groundbreaking treatment peaks in efficacy at one to three years followed by a decline, and pinpoints methods to expand the therapy's benefits ... Full story

NIH launches research to gaze deeply into your eyes

Five projects pave the way for the audacious goal of restoring vision to the blind ... Full story

Photovoltaic retinal implant could restore functional sight, researchers say

So far, the researchers have tested the device only in animals, but a clinical trial is planned next year in France. ... Full story

Rise in Spring Allergens Linked to Increased Dry Eye Cases

Study shows springtime is peak for pollen, cases of corneal dryness and irritation ... Full story

Rare Mutation Causes Vitamin A Deficiency and Eye Deformities

Altered protein highlights unique form of genetic inheritance ... Full story

Study shows new technology may improve management of leading causes of blindness

New non-invasive OCT technology invented by OHSU allows ophthalmologists to detect blood vessel abnormalities in the eye ... Full story

Epilepsy Drug May Preserve Eyesight for People with MS

WASHINGTON, DC – A drug commonly taken to prevent seizures in epilepsy may surprisingly protect the eyesight of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, April 18 to 25, 2015. ... Full story

Ophthalmologists uncover autoimmune process that causes rejection of secondary corneal transplants

DALLAS UT Southwestern Medical Center ophthalmologists have identified an important cause of why secondary corneal transplants are rejected at triple the rate of first-time corneal transplants. ... Full story

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