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"Stage is set" for blindness treatments

The stage is set for the development of new treatments for inherited blindness, according to one expert.

Veterinary vision scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have successfully used a viral vector in targeting a class of photoreceptors of the retina called rods.

According... Read more


Strategy "will help treat retinopathy"

A new strategy to help doctors determine when to treat the potentially-blinding condition retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) has been developed.

The research, which is published in an online issue of Archives of Ophthalmology and was supported by the National Eye Institute, shows that through... Read more


AMD medication "may help diabetics"

A medication commonly used to treat people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may also be beneficial in treating people with a common form of diabetic retinopathy, according to new research.

The Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network study, published in Ophthalmology... Read more


Green tea "is good for the eyes"

People who regularly drink green tea may benefit from improved vision, according to a new study.

Research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry showed that regular consumption of the substance is effective in penetrating the tissues of the eye, which could help fight... Read more


Gene therapy "may cure day blindness"

A unique type of gene therapy may help to cure a form of eye disease suffered by thousands of people across the globe, according to a new study.

Experts in veterinary ophthalmology from the University of Pennsylvania have used gene therapy to restore retinal cone function and day vision in... Read more


New contact lens "may reverse hyperopia"

Experts have developed and are now using a new type of Contact lens which may be able to reverse hyperopia.

Jaume Paune, a graduate in Optometry and Vision Sciences at the UPC-Barcelona Tech"s College of Optics and Optometry,... Read more


Experts identify cause of pink eye

Specialists in the US have identified a portion of the virus which causes viral keratoconjunctivitis, also known as pink eye.

Until now the condition, which can force people into isolation for up to two weeks, has had no known effective treatment, but experts at Howe Laboratory of the... Read more


New procedure "may stop blindness"

A new procedure may be able to save the sight of children with eye cancer, experts have claimed.

Dr J William Harbour, an ophthalmologist at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri, has been implanting radioactive discs in the eyes of children with a rare cancer in an... Read more


Vitamin E contact lenses "could improve glaucoma treatment"

Contact lenses could be the key to improving glaucoma treatment, according to new research.

A study by scientists at the University of Florida in Gainesville found that specially medicated contact lenses loaded with the dietary supplement vitamin E can keep glaucoma medicine near the eye,... Read more


New genes associated with AMD

A recent study has linked additional genes with the onset of age-related macular degeneration, one of the main causes of blindness among adults.

According to the research, conducted the National Eye Institute and published online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of... Read more

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