Researchers use heart drug to treat eye disease in groundbreaking study
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Researchers in Southampton are leading a groundbreaking study into whether or not a drug used to treat heart failure could save the sight of patients with a currently untreatable eye condition.
Data analysis finds lower risk of infection with LASIK than with contacts over time
Apr 21, 2017
Which causes fewer eye infections - contact lens wear or LASIK surgery? While traditionally contacts were thought to be safer than a surgical procedure, an analysis by ophthalmologists from the Hamilton Eye Institute at the ...
Using CRISPR to reverse retinitis pigmentosa and restore visual function
Apr 21, 2017
Using the gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health, with colleagues in China, have reprogrammed mutated rod photoreceptors ...
Ophthalmology patients interested in online notes
Apr 20, 2017
(HealthDay)—Ophthalmology patients are strongly in favor of accessing doctors' notes online, according to a study published online April 17 in Ophthalmology & Physiological Optics.
Team characterizes the underlying cause of a form of macular degeneration
Apr 19, 2017
Named for Friedrich Best, who characterized the disease in 1905, Best disease, also known as vitelliform macular dystrophy, affects children and young adults and can cause severe declines in central vision as patients age. ...
Zika can harm babies' vision, too
Apr 18, 2017
(HealthDay)—Although Zika virus is most well-known for the devastating neurological damage it can cause in the womb, a new study reports that some babies infected with Zika also may have lifelong vision impairment.
Scientists grow eye cells to fix corneas
Apr 17, 2017
A Stanford University research team has created a potentially powerful new way to fix damaged corneas—a major source of vision problems and blindness.
New research opens a window on eye health
Apr 14, 2017
Poets see the eyes as a window to the soul. Scientists increasingly view the eyes as a window to the inner workings of the body.
Researchers identify new target for abnormal blood vessel growth in the eyes
Apr 11, 2017
A team led by Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers has identified a novel therapeutic target for retinal neovascularization, or abnormal blood vessel growth in the retina, a hallmark of advanced diabetic eye disease (proliferative ...
New chemical composition of 'poppers' linked to retinal damage
Apr 10, 2017
The new chemical composition of the legal high 'poppers' is linked to retinal damage at the back of the eye, finds a small study published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.