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New Drug Offers Hope For Diabetic Retinopathy Patients
One of the most serious complications from diabetes is called diabetic retinopathy. This disease, which causes damage to retinal blood vessels due to high blood sugar, can lead to blindness if... Read more
Florida Researchers Better Understand The Key Role α2δ4 Plays In Eye Health
Although doctors have known about the existence of protein α2δ4 for years, it's only now that eye doctors are getting seriously interested in exploring α2δ4's potential in eye care treatment. The renewed interest in this protein is mainly due to recent research conducted at
Tennessee Researchers Examine Eyes Of Zebrafish To Combat Retina-Related Diseases
One fish could hold the key to helping millions of patients with potentially blinding eye conditions around the world. The fish in question is called a zebrafish, and it's thanks to the researchers at Nashville's Vanderbilt University that eye doctors are hopeful they can soon find a cure for... Read more
Contact Lens Material Used In New Arthritis Implant
A brand new synthetic cartilage implant is offering hope to millions of American arthritis patients. Interestingly, this implant is made out of the same exact material most contact lenses are made of.
Boston Researchers Critique The Use Of Anti-TGF-β In Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment
American researchers are now warning doctors who continue to use anti-TGF-β therapies as a part of their treatment strategy for diabetic retinopathy patients. Rather than cure patients of their disease, new lab tests show that anti-TGF-β therapies can do extreme damage to a diabetic's... Read more
Allergan Funds Editas for Options in Eye Gene Therapy
Northwestern Professors Produce A Small And Transparent Diagnostic Device
No More Need For Reading Glasses: New Surgical Procedure Provides Hope For The Farsighted
A brand new surgical technique could soon obsolesce the need for reading glasses. Called the Raindrop Near Vision Corneal Inlay, this novel procedure was designed by the southern California company Revision Optics.
New Stem Cell Therapy Shows Potential For Regrowing Retinal Ganglion Cells
Stem cell therapy is an extremely promising area of study, especially in the medical field. Today, there's renewed hope in the eye care community that a new form of stem cell therapy might be able to restore sight to those with late stage glaucoma.
New Electronic Glasses In Development For Presbyopia Patients
Are you reading this article with one of your numerous pairs of reading glasses on? If so, here's some good news for you. A high-tech pair of eyeglasses is now in the works that could potentially eliminate the need for both reading and driving glasses.
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