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Culprit identified as a major cause of vision loss

Finding may lead to treatments for retinal diseases including retinitis pigmentosa ...

World first for robot eye operation

University of Oxford surgeons at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital have performed the world's first operation inside the eye using a robot. ...

Not a dry eye in the house

The eye’s lacrimal gland is small but mighty. This gland produces moisture needed to heal eye injuries and clear out harmful dust, bacteria and other invaders. ... Full story

Humira Provides Effective, Non-Steroid Alternative for Eye Inflammation

By Duke Medicine News and Communications Contact: Amara Omeokwe Phone: 919-681-4239 Email: [email protected]:// DURHAM, N.C. -- Patients suffering from noninfectious uveitis, a group of diseases that causes ... Full story

Researchers find new role for cannabinoids in vision

Chemicals found to improve low-light vision of tadpoles by sensitizing retinal cells A multidisciplinary team including researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute has improved our understanding of how cannabinoids, the active agent in marijuana, affect vision in vertebrates. ... Full story

Video Game Helps combat Lazy Eye in Kids

U students place third in international competition with video game controlled by eye ... Full story

Macular Degeneration Insight Identifies Promising Drugs to Prevent Vision Loss

In a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a University of Wisconsin-Madison research team pinpoints how immune abnormalities beneath the retina result in macular degeneration, a common condition that often causes blindness. ... Full story

Why apnea patients are prone to suffer from glaucoma

Scientists at Hokkaido University have successfully measured the eye pressure of sleeping patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome for the first time, finding an unexpected correlation with glaucoma. ... Full story

Clinical trial tests cord-blood cells to treat macular degeneration

UIC is part of a national phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and tolerability of using cells derived from multipotent umbilical cord cells to treat age-related macular degeneration, the most common cause of vision loss in people over 55. ... Full story

Study suggests humans can detect even the smallest units of light

Just how dark does it have to be before our eyes stop working? Research by a team from Rockefeller University and the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology in Austria has shown that humans can detect the presence of a single photon, the smallest measurable unit of light. Previous studies had established that human subjects acclimated to the dark were capable only of reporting flashes of five to seven photons. ... Full story

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