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Rare Mutation Causes Vitamin A Deficiency and Eye Deformities

Altered protein highlights unique form of genetic inheritance ...

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 ...

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

Unnecessary Preoperative Testing Still Done on Cataract Patients

UCSF Researchers Find Testing Based on Provider Behavior, Not Patient Traits ... Full story

Study finds eyeliner application may cause eye problems

People who apply eyeliner on the inner eyelid run the risk of contaminating the eye and causing vision trouble, according to research by a scientist at the University of Waterloo. This is the first study to prove that particles from pencil eyeliner move into the eye. ... Full story

Cost-effective eye treatment bubbles to the surface

Bubbles invisible to the naked eye could provide the next breakthrough in treating heart and eye problems – and present an alternate treatment for cancer and cellulite as well. ... Full story

Carnival game mimics eye growth

Cells replace coins in “Penny Pusher” model ... Full story

Our Eyes Multi-Task Even When We Don’t Want Them to, Researchers Find

Our eyes are drawn to several dimensions of an object—such as color, texture, and luminance—even when we need to focus on only one of them, researchers at New York University and the University of Pennsylvania have found. The study, which appears in the journal Current Biology, points to the ability of our visual system to integrate multiple components of an item while underscoring the difficulty we have in focusing on a particular aspect of it. ... Full story

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