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Researchers discover a cause of retinal degeneration

A cause of retinal degeneration has been discovered by scientists in Japan.

It is related to cilia - the hair-like structures that jut out from the smooth surfaces of most mammal cells.

Researchers at Hamamatsu University School of Medicine found that if these communication hubs do... Read more


Eye movements reveal how drivers negotiate roads

People driving on the right hand side of the road look further ahead when negotiating a bend to the left than a bend to the right, a study has shown.

When driving on winding roads, drivers tend to look at a specific point on the lane marking called the tangent point, but researchers from... Read more


Two therapies "could slow diabetic retinopathy progression"

A combination of two therapies could slow the progression of diabetic retinopathy in high-risk adults with type 2 diabetes, a recent study has suggested.

This eye disease is the leading cause of vision loss in working-age Americans, so such a development could have a huge impact on the... Read more


Red wine "may prevent blindness"

People who drink red wine may be helping to reduce their risk of blindness thanks to a naturally-occurring ingredient in the drink, a new study has suggested.

Research carried out by experts at the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis shows that resveratrol, which is found... Read more


New procedure "can restore sight"

A new type of procedure may be able to restore sight in people suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, experts suggest.

The study has been carried out on mouse models by researchers from the Friedrich Miescher Institute (FMI) and the Institut de la Vision, who have succeeded in reactivating... Read more


Gabapentin "reduces symptoms of dancing eye syndrome"

The drug gabapentin reduces the symptoms of opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome, commonly known as dancing eye syndrome, a study has shown.

Researchers from the University of L"Aquila in Italy found success in using daily continuous gabapentin therapy in patients with opsoclonus-myoclonus... Read more


US researchers "can prevent blindness"

Researchers in the US have conducted a study which they believe may lead to a cure for blindness.

Experts at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center have found a way to use a new type of gene therapy to prevent blindness caused by retinitis pigmentosa, which may give hope to the... Read more


Cancer drug "could save sight of thousands"

An inexpensive cancer drug may help to save the sight of thousands of people across the globe, experts have suggested.

Research has shown that Avastin improved the sight of patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in the... Read more


Sleep restores colour perception, study suggests

A recent study has suggested that colour perception may be restored during sleep after gradually becoming less neutral throughout the day.

According to a research presented at an annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC, colour perception drifts away from neutrality... Read more


Eye test "can measure MS pain"

A simple new eye test may be able to effectively measure the pain caused by multiple sclerosis (MS), it has been claimed.

In a new study, experts from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center claim that quick, painless eye measurement shows promise as a way to diagnose MS in its... Read more

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