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New procedure "can restore sight"

A new type of procedure may be able to restore sight in people suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, experts suggest.

The study has been carried out on mouse models by researchers from the Friedrich Miescher Institute (FMI) and the Institut de la Vision, who have succeeded in reactivating... Read more


Gabapentin "reduces symptoms of dancing eye syndrome"

The drug gabapentin reduces the symptoms of opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome, commonly known as dancing eye syndrome, a study has shown.

Researchers from the University of L"Aquila in Italy found success in using daily continuous gabapentin therapy in patients with opsoclonus-myoclonus... Read more


US researchers "can prevent blindness"

Researchers in the US have conducted a study which they believe may lead to a cure for blindness.

Experts at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center have found a way to use a new type of gene therapy to prevent blindness caused by retinitis pigmentosa, which may give hope to the... Read more


Cancer drug "could save sight of thousands"

An inexpensive cancer drug may help to save the sight of thousands of people across the globe, experts have suggested.

Research has shown that Avastin improved the sight of patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in the... Read more


Sleep restores colour perception, study suggests

A recent study has suggested that colour perception may be restored during sleep after gradually becoming less neutral throughout the day.

According to a research presented at an annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC, colour perception drifts away from neutrality... Read more


Eye test "can measure MS pain"

A simple new eye test may be able to effectively measure the pain caused by multiple sclerosis (MS), it has been claimed.

In a new study, experts from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center claim that quick, painless eye measurement shows promise as a way to diagnose MS in its... Read more


Exposure to bright light "improves alertness"

Exposure to very brief, millisecond flashes of bright light improves alertness at night, according to the results of a new study.

Research published at an annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC, shows that subjective sleepiness decreased and objective nighttime... Read more


People with risk of vision loss "should be regularly checked"

People who have an increased risk of vision loss should ensure that they regularly have their eyes tested, one expert has stated.

Dr. Emily Chew, deputy director of the National Eye Institute"s Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications, said that people with conditions such as... Read more


Study links antidepressants to cataract risk

A new study has linked antidepressant drugs to an increased risk of developing cataracts.

The investigation, published in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, established a link between the eye disease and two widely-prescribed drugs.

Specialists... Read more


Researchers create retina from embryonic cells

Researchers in the US have successfully created a retina from human embryonic stem cells, which offers hope to millions with degenerative eye disorders.

Experts at the University of California Irvine created an eight-layer, early stage retina from human embryonic stem cells, which is the... Read more

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