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Femtosecond Lasers and Robots Increasingly Being Used By Eye Surgeons
Eye surgery has always been one of the most difficult procedures for surgeons to perform. It shouldn't be too hard for a layman to see why eye surgery requires such a high degree of skill. Just one small surgical mistake in the eye could potentially blind a patient for life. To avoid human error,... Read more
Innovations In Smart Contact Lens Market Driven By High Glaucoma and Diabetes Rates
New so-called "smart contact lenses" are now being developed to help the growing number of glaucoma and diabetes patients.
Israeli Researchers Test Injection For Dry AMD
If you or a loved one is suffering from the common eye condition known as dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), scientists may have found a cure. Although this new therapy is still in the beginning phases, it shows great promise to help those struggling with this disease.
Italian Researchers Prove The Brain Can Re-Learn How To See After Years of Blindness
New research suggests that the human brain has the potential to learn how to see again even after a person is diagnosed with clinical blindness. The latest study into this fascinating topic was conducted by researchers at Italy's prestigious
New Research Looks Into Why Marijuana Improves Night Vision
A few remarkable articles have recently been published linking the consumption of marijuana with increased night vision. Fishermen around the world have been telling the medical establishment for years that marijuana helps them navigate their boats at night, but only recently have scientists been... Read more
Oregon State Researchers Device Nanostructured Glucose Sensing Contacts
Nanotechnology experts have become increasingly interested in developing new nanomaterials to help diabetic patients keep track of their blood sugar levels. Most recently, researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) have successfully put a glucose sensor into a pair of contact lenses. Although... Read more
Researchers In Manchester Discover Genetic Mutations in a Specific Strand of Macular Degeneration
British scientists have just discovered two genetic mutations that directly trigger a certain kind of macular degeneration prevalent in men. These researchers are very hopeful that their work will help eye doctors formulate new therapies to help treat this specific strand of macular... Read more
Gene Therapies And Stem Cell Research On The Eyes Is Increasing
Many scientists are now interested in studying possible gene therapies and stem cell treatments on the eyes. A few reasons why these researchers love working with the eyes include the facts that testing an eye is minimally invasive, it is easy to get at the eyes, and the structure of the eyeball... Read more
Researchers Capture Images Of Live Photoreceptors For The First Time
American researchers have published images of cone photoreceptor cells from live human eyes, a first in the history of ophthalmology. Professors at the University of California, Davis, as well as Indiana University's School of Optometry carried out this study. These stunning images were published... Read more
Swedish Researchers Discover an Ancient Part of the Brain Controls Eye Movements
The amount of data from the external world that bombards our brain every single moment is just mind-boggling. For decades now, neuroscientists have been trying to figure out how the human brain can possibly process all of this information.
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