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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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