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Study Shows Inconsistent Dosages of Widely Used Eye Disease Drug

Findings Add to Public Health Debate About Pharmacy Compounding ...

Stem Cells Have Potential to Repair Diseased Corneas

Corneal transplant (keratoplasty) is a known means of successfully treating corneal disease. ...

A new therapeutic target may prevent blindness in premature babies at risk of retinopathy

According to a study conducted by pediatricians and researchers at Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center (Sainte-Justine) and Université de Montréal published online in the prestigious medical journal Nature Medicine on September 14, 2014, the activation of a receptor that migrates to the nucleus of nerve cells in the retina promotes the growth of blood vessels. ... Full story

“Are My Eyes Changing Because I’m Just Getting Older? When Should I See an Eye Doctor?”

American Academy of Ophthalmology explains common eye symptoms for adults in support of Healthy Aging Month ... Full story

Twins help unravel glaucoma genes

Scientists at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute – and twins from across Queensland - have helped to identify genes associated with the most common form of glaucoma, the world’s leading cause of irreversible blindness. ... Full story

Perfect Focus through Thick Layers May Bring Better Vision to Medicine

WASHINGTON —Zooming in on diseased tissue or scanning fragile biological samples are essential tools in medicine and biological research, but this often requires peering through layers of tissue and other materials that can blur and distort the image. Certain modern microscopes can compensate for this, but only for weak aberrations or by using invasive “guide stars,” imaging aids that provide a stable reference point. ... Full story

New Glaucoma Cause Discovered

Scientists are developing eye drops to treat molecular basis of the blindness ... Full story

Researchers see potential in stem cells to fight cornea transplant rejection

New research from NUI Galway is using adult stem cells in the fight against cornea transplant rejection. The research has been published in the American Journal of Transplantation, and underpins a pan-European project which hopes to help the 100,000 people worldwide who undergo cornea transplant procedures each year. ... Full story

Flinders researchers find new marker for glaucoma

by Marketing and Communications - Flinders researchers have discovered three new genes linked to glaucoma – the world’s leading cause of blindness. ... Full story

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