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Diabetes, Health, Vision Loss, Blindness

Study Finds Vision Loss Due to Diabetes Is Rising Globally

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Research published in Diabetes Care found some incredible information regarding Diabetes and vision loss.

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Four Tips to Make Sure Kids’ Eyes and Vision Are ‘Grade A’ This School Year

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With back-to-school time around the corner, parents will be scrambling to buy new school supplies and clothes. As they tick off their long list of school to-dos, ophthalmologists are reminding moms and dads not to neglect one of the most important learning tools: their children’s eyes.

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Vision, Eye Injuries

TSRI Scientists Find Potential Treatment for ‘Painful Blindness’ Form of Dry Eye

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A new study in animal models, led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), suggests that the eye's lacrimal glands can be repaired by injecting a kind of regenerative “progenitor” cell.

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thyroid eye disease, grave's eye disease, Graves Disease, proptosis, eye and vision, eye and vision research, Angiogenesis Inhibition, Angiogenesis

Researchers Shed Light on Vascular Growth Factors in Thyroid Eye Disease

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Researchers from the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear have identified new underlying mechanisms of proptosis, or bulging of the eyes, in patients with acute thyroid eye disease. In a report published online in the journal Ophthalmology, the researchers describe vascular growth factors causing an abnormal proliferation of blood vessels, as well as the rare formation of lymphatic vessels, that may contribute to the dangerous swelling and inflammation that occurs in the orbits of these patients. The findings point to new potential targets for non-surgical therapies to decompress the eye in the acute phase of thyroid eye disease.

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Strabismus, crossed eyes, Ophthalmology, Pediatric ophthalmologist , pediatric ophthalmology, Eye Care, Eye Alignment, Vision Screening, schoolbased vision screening

Low-Income Kids Less Likely to Receive Strabismus Diagnoses

Children with crossed eyes are less likely to get the help they need if they live in poor communities. It's cause for concern because strabismus can lead to permanent vision loss.

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School, Eye Exam, Ophthalmologist, Loyola, Blind, Near Sighted, Far Sighted, Vision, Glasses, test, back-to-school, Elementary, See, Sight, READ, myopic, Myopia, Contact Lens, Eyes, Gable, optometrist, Teacher, eye test, Learn

Are Glasses on Your Back-to-School Supply List?

Can your child read what's on the chalkboard? Or see the teacher from the back of the room? "Glasses may be the most important back-to-school supply many children get this year," said Eileen Gable, OD, an eye specialist at Loyola Medicine. "Vision problems in young children often go undetected and are difficult for family members to identify."

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Medicine And Health, Opthalmology, Pediatrics

Steroid Treatment in Very Low Birth Weight Infants May Contribute to Vision Problems

San Francisco, CA, August 16, 2016 - Because of the beneficial effect of corticosteroids on lung function, especially in infants who are ventilator dependent, corticosteroids are, at times, administered to very low birth weight neonates to treat established or evolving lung disease. However, it has long been suspected that steroids may have negative neurodevelopmental effects on very premature infants. In a study in the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), researchers found that for very premature infants with birth weights of less than 500 grams, there was a 1.6 times increased risk for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and a 1.7 times greater chance for advanced ROP.

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Cell Biology, Genetics, Medicine & Health, Opthamology

High Expression of Short Gene Appears to Contribute to Destructive Eye Pressures in Glaucoma

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Scientists have found a variation of the miR-182 gene in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma that results in this overexpression, said Dr. Yutao Liu, vision scientist and human geneticist in the Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.

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Telemedicine, Telehealth, ophtahlmology, Glaucoma, UAB, University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB Researcher Receives Eye Institute Telemedicine Grant for Glaucoma Work

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Rhodes will study telemedicine as a potential strategy to improve eye disease detection and management.

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Eye Injuries, Childhood Injury, ocular burns, chemical burns

Dangerous Chemical Eye Burns Common in Young Children

One- and two-year-old children are at the highest risk of burning their eyes with chemicals, despite the long held belief that working-age adults were the most at risk from this type of severe eye injury, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests.

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age-related macular degeneration, AMD, Stargardt, Retina, Blind, Photoreceptors, retinal degeneration

Drugs Already on Market Prevent Light-Induced Retinal Degeneration in Mice

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Combinations of Food and Drug Administration-approved drugs protect against the loss of cells required for vision in a mouse model of the damage caused by blinding retinal diseases.

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Optometry and Vision Science, Contact Lenses, Discomfort

What Factors Affect Contact Lens Discomfort? Optometry and Vision Science Presents Research Update

Do you have dry eyes or other symptoms related to wearing contact lenses? If so you're not alone—up to 50 percent of contact lens wearers experience dryness or discomfort at least occasionally. New research aimed at understanding and managing this common and complex problem is presented in the special August 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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Otolaryngology, Rankings, Best Hospitals, Ophthalmogy and vision

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Ranked #1

For the second consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Mass. Eye and Ear as the #1 hospital in the nation for ear, nose and throat care and #1 in New England for eye care.

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Optometry, Optometry & Vision Science, Optometry and Vision Science, Public Health

New Dual Degree Program to Enhance Optometrists’ Ability to Serve the Community

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UAB’s dual Doctor of Optometry and Master of Public Health degree program combines clinical learning with community leadership to improve eye care.

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Glaucoma and Driving Ability

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Safe driving requires clear central vision and adequate peripheral vision. Glaucoma typically leads to constriction of the visual field, sparing the central vision.

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middle ear, Hearing Aid, Hearing Loss, Engineering

Sunil Puria, Ph.D., Leading Hearing Researcher, Named Amelia Peabody Scientist at Mass. Eye and Ear

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Sunil Puria, Ph.D., recently joined Massachusetts Eye and Ear as the second Amelia Peabody Scientist in the Eaton-Peabody Laboratories. Dr. Puria, an electrical engineer who trained as a postdoctoral researcher at Mass. Eye and Ear from 1991 to 1997, brings more than 20 years of experience in mathematical modeling and hearing research in both academia and industry settings back to Mass. Eye and Ear, where he will direct the OtoBiomechanics Group.

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Cell Biology, Biotechnology, Medicine & Health, ophtahlmology, Rehabilitation, Prosthetic, Transplant

Study in Mice Suggests Stem Cells Could Ward Off Glaucoma

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An infusion of stem cells could help restore proper drainage for fluid-clogged eyes at risk for glaucoma. That's the upshot of a study led by a Veterans Affairs and University of Iowa team.

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Blind, Visually Impaired, golf, adaptive sports, Northern Michigan University, leader dogs, Michigan

NMU Student Teaches Visually Impaired Woman to Golf

When a 62-year-old visually impaired woman expressed an interest in learning to hit a ball off a tee for a Leader Dogs for the Blind charity golf tourney, an NMU student was eager to accept the challenge.

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dry eye, Dry eye disease, dry eye research , dry eye treatment, Dry Eyes, eye and vision, Optometry

UAB Optometrist Improves Treatment and Care for Patients with Dry Eye

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Individuals with dry eye have hope as researchers continue to learn more about causes, symptoms and treatments.

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Macular Degeneration, Blindness, Opthalmalogy

Macular Degeneration Insight Identifies Promising Drugs to Prevent Vision Loss

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In a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a University of Wisconsin-Madison research team pinpoints how immune abnormalities beneath the retina result in macular degeneration, a common condition that often causes blindness.







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