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In Diabetic Eye Disease, Peripheral Lesions in the Retina Point to Higher Risks of Progression

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Investigators at the Joslin Diabetes Center now have shown that eyes with diabetic retinal lesions predominantly in peripheral areas of the retina that are seen in UWF images but not in traditional retinal photographs show surprisingly higher risks of progressing to advanced stages of vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy.

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Neuroscientists Make Surprising Discovery About Visual Connections in the Brain

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Research may lead to reevaluation of the current understanding of information flow and neural circuit maturation in the visual system.

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Dry Eyes—Researchers Report Progress in Diagnosis and Treatment

Do you have problems with dry eyes? If so, you're not alone—it's one of the most common reasons for patient visits to eye care professionals. Recent years have seen significant progress in management of patients with dry eyes, according to the September special issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Brief Postnatal Blindness Triggers Long-Lasting Reorganization in the Brain

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A brief period of postnatal visual deprivation, when early in life, drives a rewiring of the brain areas involved in visual pr

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The Amazing Adaptability of the Brain’s Vision Center

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By early childhood, the sight regions of a blind person’s brain respond to sound, especially spoken language, a Johns Hopkins University neuroscientist has found

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In Uveitis, Bacteria in Gut May Instruct Immune Cells to Attack the Eye

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The inflammatory eye disorder autoimmune uveitis occurs when a person’s immune system goes awry, attacking proteins in the eye. What spurs this response is a mystery, but now a National Eye Institute study on mice suggests that bacteria in the gut may provide a kind of training ground for immune cells to attack the eye.

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Retinal Changes May Serve as Measures of Brain Pathology in Schizophrenia

Tracking specific structural changes in the eye may provide new measures of risk for, and progression of schizophrenia, according to a literature review published by researchers at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai and Rutgers University.

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Can Your Brain Control How It Loses Control?

A new study may have unlocked understanding of a mysterious part of the brain — with implications for neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s. The results, published in Translational Vision Science & Technology (TVST), open up new areas of research in the pursuit of neuroprotective therapies