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04.11.2014

Asian people "just as vulnerable" to AMD

People of Asian origin may be just as susceptible to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) as caucasians, despite previous suggestions that they had a lower risk, according to a recent study.

A report carried out by Dr Tien Yi Wong and Singapore Eye Research Institute colleagues found that... Read more


04.11.2014

Gene mutations "lead to Usher syndrome"

A new investigation has established a link between certain gene mutations and a condition which affects both the sight and hearing.

Usher syndrome, a genetic disorder characterised by congenital deafness and gradual vision loss, is the leading cause of deafblindness in the world, but... Read more


03.11.2014

"Stage is set" for blindness treatments

The stage is set for the development of new treatments for inherited blindness, according to one expert.

Veterinary vision scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have successfully used a viral vector in targeting a class of photoreceptors of the retina called rods.

According... Read more


03.11.2014

Strategy "will help treat retinopathy"

A new strategy to help doctors determine when to treat the potentially-blinding condition retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) has been developed.

The research, which is published in an online issue of Archives of Ophthalmology and was supported by the National Eye Institute, shows that through... Read more


31.10.2014

AMD medication "may help diabetics"

A medication commonly used to treat people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may also be beneficial in treating people with a common form of diabetic retinopathy, according to new research.

The Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network study, published in Ophthalmology... Read more


30.10.2014

Green tea "is good for the eyes"

People who regularly drink green tea may benefit from improved vision, according to a new study.

Research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry showed that regular consumption of the substance is effective in penetrating the tissues of the eye, which could help fight... Read more


29.10.2014

Gene therapy "may cure day blindness"

A unique type of gene therapy may help to cure a form of eye disease suffered by thousands of people across the globe, according to a new study.

Experts in veterinary ophthalmology from the University of Pennsylvania have used gene therapy to restore retinal cone function and day vision in... Read more


29.10.2014

New contact lens "may reverse hyperopia"

Experts have developed and are now using a new type of Contact lens which may be able to reverse hyperopia.

Jaume Paune, a graduate in Optometry and Vision Sciences at the UPC-Barcelona Tech"s College of Optics and Optometry,... Read more


27.10.2014

Experts identify cause of pink eye

Specialists in the US have identified a portion of the virus which causes viral keratoconjunctivitis, also known as pink eye.

Until now the condition, which can force people into isolation for up to two weeks, has had no known effective treatment, but experts at Howe Laboratory of the... Read more


22.10.2014

New procedure "may stop blindness"

A new procedure may be able to save the sight of children with eye cancer, experts have claimed.

Dr J William Harbour, an ophthalmologist at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri, has been implanting radioactive discs in the eyes of children with a rare cancer in an... Read more


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