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03.06.2016

First Successful Human Transplant Of Skin To Eye Stem Cells

For the first time in history, researchers have safely and successfully transplanted human skin stem cells into the back of the eye as a means to restore eye sight.

The results of the surgery and the research involved are being presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association... Read more


02.06.2016

Green Light May Help Alleviate Migraines

Many headache migraine sufferers feel that their pain and discomfort get worse when exposed to bright light. This leads to them seeking out darkness in order to feel relief, which can interfere with many day to day activities and responsibilities.

New data shows that exposing light... Read more


02.06.2016

Eye Therapy Tests In Mice Reverse Eye Symptoms Related To Diabetes

Diabetic retinopathy, vision loss due to diabetes, is the number one cause of diabetes for adults living in the developed world.

So many people are afflicted by the condition because there is no known cure, limited treatment options, and even the best prevention methods only provide... Read more


01.06.2016

Cataract Surgery Being Developed That Used A Patient's Own Stem Cells.

A new method of treating cataracts is now being tested on a limited number of human patients, following successful trials on animals.

A collaborative effort between Ameican and Chinese researchers from the University of California-San Diego (UCSD), Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou and... Read more


31.05.2016

Injectable hormone "boosts IOP"

An injectable type of hormone used to treat many children has been associated with a rise in intraocular pressure (IOP) in a new study carried out by experts based in Israel.

In a report published in this month's Pediatrics Journal, researchers at Tel Aviv University revealed how they... Read more


31.05.2016

Caffeine May Help Prevent Cataracts

New data from American Academy of Ophthalmology shows that coffee and other caffeinated beverages may assist in the prevention and delay of cataract development. The alkaloids found in coffee and tea have a direct beneficial affect on the eye's natural lens.

Over time, the UV rays that are... Read more


30.05.2016

Contact Lenses Introduce Skin Bacteria To The Eyes

According to a study published this week in the open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, mBio, contact lenses may alter the natural microbial community of the eyes.

Researchers at New York University School of Medicine performed a study involving 58 adult participants,... Read more


27.05.2016

Drinking tea "can keep the eyes hydrated"

Many people suffer from dry eyes, which can be extremely irritating and uncomfortable and affect people's everyday lives, but what many do not realise is that the condition is avoidable.

The main reason why people suffer from dryness, both of the eyes and other parts of the body, is that... Read more


26.05.2016

New finding may lead to AMD treatment

A key finding by experts in the US may lead to a new treatment being developed for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the leading causes of blindness in the western world.

The development of the disease can involve an over-proliferation of the blood vessels that supply the... Read more


26.05.2016

Chickenpox, Shingles Vaccines Linked To Rare Eye Disease

A study was recently presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Las Vegas indicated that the vaccine for chickenpox and shingles may be linked to keratitis, which is inflammation of the eye's cornea, although only in a very small number of cases.

According to Dr. Frederick... Read more


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