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Yin and yang in retinal degeneration

Mutations in the peripherin-2 gene are among the major causes of retinal degeneration. LMU researchers have now discovered why different mutations in ...

Bascom Palmer Researchers Will Study Prevalence of Glaucoma in Haitian-American Population

Researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute will be launching genetic studies in Miami’s Haitian ...

Largest-ever study of cornea condition reveals hidden risk factors, U-M team reports

Keratoconus -- which makes eye cone-shaped -- associated with African American and Latino heritage, asthma, sleep apnea, Down syndrome ... Full story

Volunteers wanted for study concerning falls in older adults with macular degeneration

QUT Optometrist and PhD candidate Ursula White wants people over 65 with and without macular degeneration to participate in a study examining the association between falls, fear of falling, and activity levels. ... Full story

New Red Flag Discovered for Eye Problems in Infants

The Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Journal – Over the past two decades there has been an increase in metopic craniosynostosis in infants. This condition, which involves premature fusion of the frontal suture in the middle of the forehead, can cause vision problems. It is recommended that this condition be evaluated by an ophthalmologist because the earlier treatment can occur, the less risk there is for decreased vision. ... Full story

USC researchers find way to improve image sharpness for blind people with retinal implants

Increasing the duration of stimulus pulses allows visualization of distinct focal spots of light ... Full story

International Study Offers New Insight for Understanding Leading Cause of Blindness

(Boston)—An international study has identified the number of genetic factors known to play a role in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the worldwide leading cause of blindness in the elderly. This new discovery may help to further research into the biological processes that results in AMD and allow for the development of new therapeutics, including a personalized medicine approach for treating this debilitating disease. ... Full story

Substances found in cornea activate healing of blinding scar tissue

Two substances typically associated with brain neurons are involved in the healing process of the cornea in humans. The discovery suggests that the substances, which are produced naturally in the cornea, could form the basis for a non-invasive treatment of corneal opacity. This according to a doctoral dissertation published at Umeå University. ... Full story

Loneliness rates higher in older people with visual impairments

Loneliness rates higher in older people with visual impairments ... Full story

Treatment for dry eye disease based on McGill research

The new treatment promises to bring relief to over a 100 million people worldwide who suffer from chronic dry eye disease​ ... Full story

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