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Retinal microvascular changes linked to disability

Research has revealed that microvascular changes appear to be associated with the development of disability, which could pave the way for new preventative therapies to be created.

According to a report published Online First by Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals,... Read more


New study "may change retinoblastoma treatment"

Research carried out by experts in the US may lead to the formulation of new therapies for retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye tumour that can cause blindness and death if not treated.

According to a report in the Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, integrating... Read more


Low GI diet "may delay AMD"

Every year thousands of people all over the world are affected by age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which can ruin people"s sight and severely impair their everyday lives, but few treatments for the condition exist.

However, a recent study by experts in the US, based on mouse models... Read more


Diode lasers "can be tolerated by human eyes"

The human eye is as comfortable with white light generated by diode lasers as with that produced by increasingly popular light-emitting diodes (LEDs), according to tests conceived at Sandia National Laboratories which could result in diode lasers eventually challenging LEDs for home and industrial... Read more


New viral vector "can treat blindness"

A recent study in the US has resulted in the development of viral vector which is designed to deliver a gene into the eyes of people born with an inherited, progressive form of blindness.

Researchers at Ohio State University Medical Center and Nationwide Children"s Hospital have developed... Read more


Space flight "impacts astronauts" vision"

Although the results of space missions are often well documented, the effects of these flights on the astronauts themselves is often not reported, though recent research has shed some light on this.

A new study sponsored by NASA shows that space flights lasting six months or more can cause... Read more


Eye disease gene "may also cause cancer"

A mutated gene which causes the rare eye disease Schnyder"s corneal dystrophy may also lay a major role in the development of bladder cancer, according to a team of experts in the US.

Research carried out by Dr Jayne Weiss, professor and chair of ophthalmology at the LSU Health Sciences... Read more


Optic nerve damage "can be reversed"

For decades, it has been thought that blindness experienced after brain lesions is irreversible, with the damage to the optic nerves leading to permanent impairments affecting the everyday activities of those who suffer them.

However, a recent study published in Elsevier"s Brain... Read more


Videogames "can treat lazy eyes"

Although many parents tell their children to stop playing videogames and get outside, it appears that the pastime may actually be beneficial for certain youngsters.

A recent study carried out in an eye clinic in India found that correction of amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, can be... Read more


New study "could change cataract treatment"

A study in the UK could change the way in which people with glaucoma is assessed and treated, it has been claimed.

The results of the research, published in the Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science journal, could alter the way that healthcare professionals measure eye pressure and... Read more

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