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Tips to Treat Seasonal Dry Eye

If your eyes feel like the Sahara desert or your vision seems blurrier than usual, don’t panic. It may just be seasonal dry eye.

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UT Southwestern Researchers Find Likely Cause – and Potential Way to Prevent – Vision Deterioration in Space

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Vision deterioration in astronauts who spend a long time in space is likely due to the lack of a day-night cycle in intracranial pressure. But using a vacuum device to lower pressure for part of each day might prevent the problem, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers said.

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Glaucoma Risk Increases in Families: Spread the Word

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One way to reduce vision loss from glaucoma is to make sure your family members understand that they are at increased risk - if you have glaucoma.

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Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Research, patient stories

Mass. Eye and Ear Launches Health Blog Related to Ear, Nose, Throat and Eye Care

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear has launched a health blog to provide stories and insight from experts in otolaryngology (ear, nose, throat, head and neck care) and ophthalmology (eye care) to those interested in the hospital’s mission and areas of expertise. The online publication, named Focus, covers a range of topics in the form of expert commentary on common conditions, profiles of medical and research trainees, research findings and patient stories.

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Glaucoma, National Eye Institute (NEI), Vision, Eyes, Optic Nerve, lost vision, Eye Pressure, Blindness, comprehensive dilated eye exam, glaucoma symptoms, glaucoma awareness

10 Things You Should Know About Glaucoma

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. The National Eye Institute, part of NIH, is highlighting key facts about this blinding disease, important tips for prevention and treatment, and research updates you may not know about.

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Cell Biology and Physiology, Neuroscience, Vision, Neurons

The Science of Baby’s First Sight

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UNC scientists found more clues about the evolving brains of baby mammals as eyesight comes online. Using an imaging system to get neuron-level resolution, they showed how one specific brain circuit in mice came online immediately after birth, but another needed visual stimuli in order to mature.

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Vision, eye, Research, Mount Sinai Health System, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Eye Disease, eye disease research, eye disease treatment, Blindness, Genomics, Stem Cell, Biology, Imaging, Genetics, Ophthalmology, ophthalmology research, Ophthalmic Imaging, Ophthalmic Treatment, Ophthalmic Drugs

Mount Sinai Establishes Eye and Vision Research Institute

Institute Will Pursue Cutting-Edge Research to Find Treatments and Cures

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Concussion, Optometry and Vision Science, vision problems, TBI, American Academy of Optometry

Vision Problems After Concussion – Special Issue of Optometry and Vision Science Presents New Research

Vision problems are a common and sometimes lasting consequence of head injuries—from children and teens with sports-related concussions to military personnel with combat-related traumatic brain injury (TBI). New research and perspectives on TBI and vision are presented in the January feature 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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Concussion, concussion awareness, concussion care, concussion detection, concussion diagnosis, Concussion Guidelines, concussion in sport, concussion management, traumatic brain injury (TBI), Traumatic Brain Injury Research, traumatic brain injury rehab, Pediatrics, Vision And Athletic Performance, Vision, Optometry, Optometry & Vision Science, Neurology

Vision Symptoms Following Concussion Can Limit a Child’s Ability to Return to the Classroom

A UAB study shows that evaluation from a vision specialist should be included in return-to-learn concussion protocols.

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New Dry Eye Drug Aims to Treat Cause Rather Than Mask Symptoms

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University of Virginia Health System researchers have developed a potential therapeutic treatment for dry eye, with human testing to start in March. The drug differs from other treatments of dry eye in that it aims to treat the cause of dry eye instead of masking the symptoms. About the drug The drug, Lacripep (TM), is a topical eye drop that functions differently from conventional  approaches.

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Autoimmunity, Autoimmune Disorders, Dry eye disease

Researchers Identify Factors Responsible for Chronic Nature of Autoimmune Disease

Researchers from Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear have uncovered two factors responsible for the chronic, lifelong nature of autoimmune disorders, which tend to “flare up” intermittently in affected patients. These two factors are cell-signaling proteins called cytokines—specifically Interleukin-7 and -15 (IL-7 and IL-15)—that are secreted by cells of the immune system and help modulate memory Th17 cells, a subset of T cells which are known to contribute to autoimmune disorders. Until now, it was unclear how Th17 cells maintained memory; the study results show that IL-7 and IL-15 signal the Th17 cells to chronically reside in the body.

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month - Free Glaucoma Information from Glaucoma Research Foundation

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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month -- Learn about this sight-stealing eye disease and how to spread the word and help speed the cure.

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Two Eyes, One Surgery

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Simultaneous Bilateral Cataract Surgery (SBCS) lets patients have cataract surgery on both eyes, on the same day. But this procedure sparks debate in the professional community. While frequently performed in Europe, it is still a rarity in the U.S.—and MedStar Washington Hospital Center ophthalmologists Jay Lustbader, MD, and Mark Gonzalez, MD, say the lack of popularity of the procedure in this country is well-deserved.

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Pioneer in Corneal Surgery Receives Cornea Society’s Highest Honor

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Jonathan Lass, MD, has been awarded the Castroviejo Medal, the Cornea Society's highest honor. Dr. Lass, an ophthalmologist at University Hospitals Eye Institute at UH Cleveland Medical Center and Charles I Thomas Professor of Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine received the award in recognition of his lifetime contributions to research and advancements in corneal transplant and surgery.

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Glaucoma Research Foundation to Honor Renowned Ophthalmologist Eugene De Juan, Jr., MD and Opera Singer Janette MáRquez at 11th Annual Gala

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The Catalyst Award, Glaucoma Research Foundation’s highest honor, will be presented to Eugene de Juan, Jr., MD, Founder and Vice-Chairman of ForSight Labs and the Jean Kelly Stock Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California San Francisco, in recognition of his outstanding leadership and commitment to advancing ophthalmology.

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Glaucoma Research Foundation to Host 6th Annual Glaucoma 360

This unique three-day event dedicated to highlighting innovation in glaucoma kicks off with a fundraising Gala, followed by the New Horizons Forum and educational symposia for Clinicians.

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Peripheral Vision, Vision Loss, Blindness, Eye Glasses, Vision Research, Hemianopia, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Usher Syndrome, Pedestrian Accidents, Partial Blindness

New Glasses May Help Minimize Peripheral Vision Loss

Vision scientists may have discovered how to reduce pedestrian collisions in crowded and chaotic open space environments like bus terminals, shopping malls and city plazas involving individuals with partial blindness. Researchers have determined from which direction collisions with partially blind pedestrians are most likely to originate. This understanding will guide the development of new glasses that expand the sight of a person with limited peripheral vision.

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zika, Birth Defects, microcephaly , Miscarriages, Stillbirths, Brain Lesions, brain calcifications, Blindness, Deafness, retinal lesions

Zika-Linked Birth Defects More Extensive Than Previously Thought, UCLS-Led Research Finds

Research finds that Zika-linked abnormalities that occur in human fetuses are more extensive and severe than previously thought, with 46 percent of 125 pregnancies among Zika-infected women resulting in birth defects in newborns or ending in fetal death.

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Vision Restoration, Brain Plasticity, Partial Blindness, low vision rehabilitation , Patient Education

New Book Offers Help and Hope for People Suffering from Low Vision

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A new book by the world’s leading expert on vision restoration, Professor Bernhard A. Sabel, PhD, delivers information about how to better understand the impact of vision loss and new treatment options that could potentially help the more than 150 million people worldwide who suffer from partial blindness.

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Vision, Vision Recovery, retinal cell transplantation, retinal cells, Retina, Photoreceptors, Krembil Neuroscience Centre, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network

Krembil Research Prompts Rethink on Established Vision Recovery Theory

A team of researchers at the Krembil Research Institute has published a paper that is expected to change the way scientists think about vision recovery after retinal cell transplantation.







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