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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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