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Mathematical simulations to aid glaucoma treatment

A team of researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine has partnered with mathematicians in order to develop a mathematical modelling method to analyse glaucoma.

The team, led by Drs Giovanna Guidoboni, associate professor of mathematics in the School of Science, and Alon Harris,... Read more


Majority of glaucoma care costs "split between small groups"

Every year, thousands of people are diagnosed with glaucoma, but fortunately for many this occurs at an early enough stage that they are able to receive treatment to halt or slow the progression of the debilitating condition. However, this therapy does not come cheap and a new study has highlighted... Read more


Proteins in cornea "protect against bacterial infection"

It is a well-known fact among healthcare professionals that exposed tissue surfaces including skin and mucous membranes are under constant threat of attack from microorganisms in the environment.

It is a particular concern in the eyecare industry, where for many years experts have known... Read more


Atorvastatin Shown to be Effective in Treating Macular

Phase I and II clinical trials have been conducted, at both the Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School and the University of Crete, on the efficacy of certain cholesterol-lowering medication in the treatment of patients with dry macular degeneration.

Macular degeneration (AMD)... Read more


Trifocal lenses to help cataract surgery patients

One of the most common treatments of cataracts is the insertion of lens implants.

After cataract surgery patients often find that they have good near vision and can see far away, but their middle-distance vision, for instance when looking at a computer screen, is blurry. Glasses or Read more


Using Gene Therapy to Restore Eye Sight to the Blind

RetroSense Therapeutics in Ann Arbor, Michigan are pioneering a method of genetic manipulation that could give back sight to people affected by retinal degenerative conditions, including retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and dry macular degeneration (AMD).

Photoreceptors in the back of our eyes,... Read more


Experts find night blindness gene

Specialists in the US have found a new type of genetic mutation responsible for deafness and hearing loss associated with Usher syndrome type 1, a defect that causes night-blindness and a loss of peripheral vision through the progressive degeneration of the retina.

Researchers... Read more


Stem cells "boost visual function"

The elimination of eye diseases has taken a step closer after experts in the US reported that an experimental treatment for blindness was a success. The therapy, developed from a patient's skin cells, was seen to improve the vision of blind mice in a study conducted by Columbia University... Read more


Kaposi sarcoma findings could lead to AMD treatment

New scientific findings related to a rare cancer could pave the way for new treatments to be developed for age-related macular degeneration, one of the world's leading causes of sight loss, it has been suggested.

In a study published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine, experts explain... Read more


Statins "reduce glaucoma risk"

Patients who take statins to limit their risk of cardiovascular disease are also less likely to be diagnosed with glaucoma, the most common form of a leading cause of sight loss, it has been claimed.

According to a US study of more than 300,000... Read more

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