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Experts discover clue to retinal regeneration

Experts attempting to discover the cause of a type of blinding condition that affects dogs may have found the clue to retinal regeneration.

After more than 30 years of research, University of Pennsylvania veterinarians and vision-research scientists, along with associates at Cornell... Read more


New study "could increase depth perception understanding"

For years, researchers have struggled to understand how to extract and use information in an individual image to determine how far objects are from the focus distance, with many believing it can only be accomplished by human and animal visual systems.

Now, however, University of Texas at... Read more


Experts find potential treatment for conjunctivitis

For years, experts have been baffled by the spread of conjunctivitis, which has reached almost epidemic proportions in some countries, including the US, with the highly infectious eye disease occurring in 15 to 20 million people annually in the States.

Now, however, scientists have reported... Read more


New research raises questions about eye injections

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness among over-65s in the western world, treatment of which often involves monthly injections of medication into the eye.

This treatment is also being studied for eye problems related to diabetes and retina vein occlusions, but... Read more


Eye reflexes "hold clue to Down syndrome"

Every year, thousands of babies are born with Down syndrome, but scientists know relatively little about the condition in terms of how it develops and progresses.

However, a new study has shed some light on why those with Down syndrome often have poor balance and motor... Read more


Experts find root of common cause of blindness

Every year, millions of people around the world suffer from vision deterioration which eventually leads to blindness, and for many these conditions are incurable, resulting in their quality of life being severely impaired.

However, international eye experts may have found they key to making... Read more


Guide launched on eye processes

A guide is available that aims to make it easier for researchers to explore how the eyes operate, it has been revealed.

The Journal of General Physiology is to publish the Perspectives series, which will also include details on aural, olfactory and tactile processes.

Robert Farley... Read more


Technology "has increased range of available contact lenses"

Technology has substantially improved the quality of contact lenses that are now available, an expert has claimed.
Chidambara Pillai, chairman of the British Society for Refractive Surgery, has told the Express that the quality of lenses... Read more


Experts identify cause of Usher syndrome

Usher syndrome is one of the most common forms of deaf-blindness in humans and can severely impair the lives of sufferers, but new hope has been created in the form of research which sheds light on the cause of the condition.

A study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience suggests... Read more


Study links glaucoma, diabetes and hypertension

A new study has aimed to establish links between the eye condition glaucoma, diabetes and hypertension.

As many people in the western world suffer from diabetes and hypertension, experts at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center aimed to ascertain whether they had an increased risk... Read more

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