Feature Channels:

Vision

Add to Favorites | Subscribe | Share

Filters:

  • (Press "esc" to clear)

Medicine

Channels:

Eclipse, eye protection

Keep an Eye on Safety During Upcoming Solar Eclipse

Vanderbilt Eye Institute experts say proper protective eyewear is crucial for viewing the upcoming total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.

Medicine

Channels:

eye, Regeneration, Muller Cell, Epigenetics, Neurons, Retinal Disease, eye trauma, National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes Of Health (NIH), Zebrafish, ocular trauma, Blindness

Researchers Unlock Regenerative Potential of Cells in the Mouse Retina

TomReh-image.png

Cells within an injured mouse eye can be coaxed into regenerating neurons and those new neurons appear to integrate themselves into the eye’s circuitry, new research shows. The findings potentially open the door to new treatments for eye trauma and retinal disease. The study appears in the July 26 issue of Nature, and was funded in part by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health.

Science

Channels:

dragonfly, Dragonflies, Insects, Insect vision, Robotics, Automation, Neuroscience

Dragonfly Brains Predict the Path of Their Prey

SomatochloraFlavomaculata-large.jpg

New research from Australia and Sweden has shown how a dragonfly's brain anticipates the movement of its prey, enabling it to hunt successfully. This knowledge could lead to innovations in fields such as robot vision.

Medicine

Channels:

Macular Degeneration, macular degeneration treatment, CRISPR-Cas9, CRISPR

Genome Editing with CRISPR-Cas9 Prevents Angiogenesis of the Retina

A research team from the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear has successfully prevented mice from developing angiogenesis of the retina—the sensory tissue at the back of the eye—using gene-editing techniques with CRISPR-Cas9.

Medicine

Science

Channels:

Solar Eclipse, Vision Loss, Retina, solar retinopathy, solar burn, National Eye Institute (NEI), Eclipse

Safely Viewing a Solar Eclipse

AAOsolarburn.jpg

A solar eclipse will be visible across North America for 2 to 3 hours on Monday, August 21, 2017. Watching the moon slowly block out the sun is a rare opportunity but should be attempted with caution.

Medicine

Channels:

Rotator Cuff, rotator cuff repair, rotator cuff surgery, Rotator Cuff Tears, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Patients with Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears May Have Surgical Option, New Research Shows

The arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction (SCR) surgical technique can offer patients with irreparable rotator cuff repairs the opportunity to return to sports and jobs that require heavy physical work, as presented in research today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Medicine

Channels:

Wayne State University, leukodystrophy, Leukodystrophies , Vision Loss

Wayne State Receives $1.9 Million NIH Grant to Research and Find Treatments for Genetic Disease That Causes Blindness

Thummelheadshotweb.jpg

A team of Wayne State University researchers recently received a $1.9 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to better understand leukodystrophies (LD) and genetic Leukoencephalopathies (gLE), rare genetic disorders affecting the white matter – myelin – in the central nervous system. Patients diagnosed with a leukodystrophy experience a gradual decline in development, including a progressive loss in gait, body tone, vision, hearing, swallowing and/or ability to eat.

Medicine

Channels:

The American Dermatological Association will Co-Sponsor the American Academy of Ophthalmology Recommendation on Herpes Zoster (Shingles) Vaccination for Patients 50 Years and Older

The American Dermatological Association joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in their recommendation for Shingles vaccines in appropriate patients over the age of 50.

Medicine

Channels:

Eye Disease, eye freckles, Eye Research, Opthalmology, Sun Exposure, Sun Damage, Dermatologic Diseases, Dermatology

Eye Freckles? Dark Spots on Iris May Be Caused by Sun Exposure

In a study well-timed for summer, vision scientists have found that eye freckles, dark spots on the colored part of the eye (iris), are more frequently found in people with higher lifetime exposure to sunlight. While not malignant, eye freckles could indicate the presence or risk of sunlight-triggered eye diseases like cataract or macular degeneration.

Medicine

Channels:

Vision, What Babies See, Vision Blueprint, Adult Visual System, Visual System, Visual System Development, Human Brain Evolution, Neurobiology, Neurodevelopment, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Babies Visual Maps, Brain Visual System, Eyes, Perception

What Babies See

image002.png

At a glance: ·Newly published research reveals the presence of a blueprint for the complex visual system already present at birth. ·The observations shed light on a long-standing mystery about how and when certain cardinal features of the visual system develop. ·The findings have implications for human brain evolution and could provide explanation for some anomalies in visual activity seen in neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism.







Chat now!