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$2 Million Grant Awarded to UAB to Continue Eye Care Research

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Funding from a National Eye Institute award to the UAB School of Optometry will advance eye care research.

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Scientists Shed New Light on How the Brain Processes & Maintains What We Don’t See

A team of scientists has mapped out how our brains process visuals we don’t even know we’ve seen, indicating that the neuronal encoding and maintenance of subliminal images is more substantial than previously thought.

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TSRI Scientists Find Mechanism Behind Side Effects in Vision-Loss Treatment

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A common class of drugs for vision loss may actually add to the problem in some patients, according to new research co-led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI).

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Cataract, Mental Health, Depression, Epidemiology

Cataracts Linked to Increased Odds of Depression in Older Adults

Older adults with cataracts are more likely to have symptoms of depression, reports a study in the December 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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Coach's Detached Retina Could Mean Vision Loss

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Hallucinogenic Drug Psilocybin Eases Existential Anxiety in People with Life-Threatening Cancer

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In a small double-blind study, Johns Hopkins researchers report that a substantial majority of people suffering cancer-related anxiety or depression found considerable relief for up to six months from a single large dose of psilocybin -- the active compound in hallucinogenic "magic mushrooms."

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Audio Accommodation Available for ‘the Pursuit of Happiness’ Exhibit

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Audio will be available for an exhibit at UIC

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Protecting Your Vision: An Overview of Diabetes and Eye Health

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Loss of vision is one of the many dreaded complications of diabetes. Over 5.3 million Americans suffer from diabetes-related retinal disease or diabetic retinopathy. After 20 years of living with diabetes, nearly all type 1 diabetics will have some degree of diabetic retinopathy, as will approximately 60 percent of type 2 diabetics. Some of these patients will experience significant vision loss.

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Translational Research, Vision Research, Retina disease, Telemedicine, Crowdsourcing, imaging, imaging techniques, Ophthalmologist, Ophthalmology, ophthalmology research

Nonprofessionals Successfully Interpret Medical Images of the Eye Online

Scientists have found that with minimal training, members of the general public may be able to match the accuracy of experts in interpreting medical images of the eye. The work, published in Translational Vision Science & Technology (TVST), introduces a world where individuals without medical training could contribute to decisions made in the clinic.

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ophthalmology research, Stem Cell, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Retinal Diseases, Regenerative Medicine, Clinical Trials, California Institute For Regenerative Medicine, Rare Diseases

jCyte Completes Enrollment for Phase I/IIa Safety Trial

Regenerative medicine company jCyte has completed enrollment in a phase I/IIa trial studying the safety of its stem cell therapy for retinitis pigmentosa. Early results are promising.

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Balance, Balance Disorders, Vestibular Dysfunction, Vestibular Disorders, Falls Prevention, Falls, Aging

Vestibular Function Declines Starting at Age 40

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A new study led by researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear found that vestibular thresholds begin to double every 10 years above the age of 40, representing a decline in our ability to receive sensory information about motion, balance and spatial orientation. The report was published online ahead of print in Frontiers in Neurology.

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NSU Optometry Professor Receives National Award

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The American Academy of Optometry (AAO) recently announced Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Optometry Professor Rachel A. "Stacey" Coulter, O.D., M.S.Ed., FAAO, FCOVD, as the recipient of the prestigious 2016 William Feinbloom Award. Dr. Coulter was recognized at the Academy 2016 Anaheim Awards Ceremony on November 11, 2016.

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Eye Care, Vision Loss, nearsigtedness, Keratoconus, keratoconus treatment

Charting a New Course for Keratoconus

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Young adults now have access to an outpatient procedure that can help prevent progressive vision loss and avoid corneal transplants. University of Michigan Health System Kellogg Eye Center has been on the forefront of studying and providing corneal cross-linking.

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Diabetes, Eyesight, Vision, Diabetic Eye Disease, Dilated Eye Exam, floater, Diabetic Retinopathy, Blindness, Retina, High Blood Sugar, Blood Vessels, Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy, vitrectomy, Track, Lucentis, Avastin, Eylea, National Eye Health Education Program, National Eye Institute

Woman Who Lost Vision to Diabetes Shares Experience to Raise Awareness

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It was Labor Day 2015 when Rosetta Ivey-Foster, a 76-year-old retired bank clerk, learned first-hand how quickly diabetes can deteriorate vision. Swift action restored most of her eyesight.

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Mount Sinai Researcher Receives Prestigious Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology Research and Service

Dr. Robert Ritch has been selected to receive the 2017 Joanne G. Angle Service Award from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). This is the highest honor from the leading eye and vision research organization in the world.

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Man Receives Vision-Restoring Retinal Implant at UIC

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Robert Selby, a legally blind 54-year-old man from Hazelwood, Missouri, has retinitis pigmentosa, a rare, inherited condition that progressively robs sight. But with the help of an artificial retina he hopes to be able to get around more independently and safely.

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Biology, Molecular Biology, Visual System

Tasting Light: New Type of Photoreceptor Is 50 Times More Efficient Than the Human Eye

An international team of scientists led by the University of Michigan has discovered a new type of photoreceptor—only the third to be found in animals—that is about 50 times more efficient at capturing light than the rhodopsin in the human eye.

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Finally, a Type of Face That Men Recognize Better Than Women

A study using Barbies and Transformers finds that men are better at recognizing Transformer faces while women are better at recognizing Barbie faces, supporting the theory that experience plays an important role in facial recognition.

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Ophthalmology, Research, Nyu Langone Medical Center, Herpes Zoster, Shingles, Clinical Trial

National Multisite Study Led by NYU Langone Seeks New & Innovative Ways to Treat Shingles of the Eye

NYU Langone receives $15 million for a five-year research grant from the National Eye Institute to evaluate treatment for shingles of the eye.

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Queen’s Researcher Explores Best Treatments for Glaucoma

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast together with University of St Andrews and Aberdeen have found that the procedure used to remove cataracts is more successful than current standard treatments with laser in treating Primary Angle-Closure Glaucoma – a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide.







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