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Innovation, Research

Study shows how our eyes recycle vitamin A

May 11, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Many of us will remember been told as kids when we refused to eat our vegetables that ‘carrots are good for your eyes’. Although our parents may not have fully understood it at the time, there is some truth to […]


Innovation, Research

Researchers restore sight in mice by turning skin cells into light-sensing eye cells

April 15, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Researchers have discovered a technique for directly reprogramming skin cells into light-sensing rod photoreceptors used for vision. The lab-made rods enabled blind mice to detect light after the cells were transplanted into the animals’ eyes. The work, funded by the […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Artificial intelligence predicts treatment outcome for diabetes-related vision loss

January 28, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents are widely used as the first line of therapy for diabetic macular edema, but they don’t work for everyone. There’s a need to identify who would benefit from the therapy because it requires multiple […]


Innovation, Research

New genetic test to predict and prevent vision loss from glaucoma

January 21, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Researchers have identified 107 genes that increase a person’s risk of developing the eye disease glaucoma, and now developed a genetic test to detect those at risk of going blind from it. The research, led by QIMR Berghofer Medical Research […]


Innovation, Research

Study shows that eye and brain pressure are physiologically connected

January 13, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) have discovered a novel feedback pathway from the brain to the eye that modulates eye pressure – a significant advancement in the effort to diagnose and treat glaucoma. Glaucoma is associated with […]


News

Survey uncovers key gaps in American’s knowledge of eye health

January 13, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A survey conducted by The Harris Poll has uncovered key gaps in American’s knowledge of eye health, and what they don’t know is putting them at risk of vision loss. With the number of people affected by potentially blinding eye […]


Innovation, Research

Eye Drops Proven To Reverse Vision Loss In Clinical Trial

October 18, 2019

Via: Forbes

Eye drops that can reverse poor vision? It may sound like science fiction, but one Israeli company is aiming to bring this product to market. The drops passed their Phase 2b clinical trial earlier this month, meaning they’ve proven to […]


Innovation, Research

Even diet drinks increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, finds study

October 4, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Insulin resistance is a driving factor that leads to type 2 diabetes, which in itself can lead to a plethora of complications including cardiovascular disease, kidney damage, vision loss, and neuropathy. There are many factors that can contribute to the […]


Innovation, Research

Poor diet can lead to blindness, case study shows

September 3, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The University of Bristol researchers who examined the case recommend clinicians consider nutritional optic neuropathy in any patients with unexplained vision symptoms and poor diet, regardless of BMI, to avoid permanent vision loss. Nutritional optic neuropathy is a dysfunction of […]


Innovation, Research

New insights into protein transport could help define strategies for treating eye disease

August 22, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Many forms of vision loss stem from a common source: impaired communication between the eye and the brain. And at the root of all eye-to-brain communication are the hundreds of proteins generated by the retina’s nerve cells. A new study […]


Innovation, Research

How the brain adapts to hear better after vision loss

April 25, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 1.3 billion people worldwide have a form of vision impairment, which ranges from mild eyesight problems to legal blindness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) note that over 3.4 million […]