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Article ID: 689114

Leaders in Vision Science Highlight Benefits of Federally-Funded Research

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Leading vision scientists from the U.S. and around the world will gather in Washington, DC on Feb. 9 to discuss federal research funding with members of Congress. The researchers will share examples of how investing taxpayer dollars into basic science has resulted in cost savings for patients and for the Medicare program overall.

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6-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST
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Government/Law, Healthcare, Public Health, Local - Maryland, Local - DC Metro

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    7-Dec-2017 12:00 PM EST

Article ID: 686046

New Study Finds Federally-Funded Technology Saved Medicare $9 Billion

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

A new study quantifying a 21-fold return on investment suggests an efficient — and non-partisan — method to cut healthcare spending is to invest in basic research. The paper tracks how a new technology aids doctors in reducing the number of unnecessary drug injections used to treat a blinding condition called wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

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1-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 678136

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

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

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.

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19-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT
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Dermatology, Vision, Local - Maryland, Local - DC Metro, All Journal News

Article ID: 677926

Ebola Lingers in Survivors’ Eyes

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Three years after an Ebola epidemic swept across West Africa, researchers have found a clue to how the virus may live on in the eyes of survivors suffering from uveitis – one of the more serious and common complications of the disease.

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16-Jul-2017 10:00 AM EDT
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Infectious Diseases, Vision, Ebola, Local - Maryland, Local - DC Metro, All Journal News

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    11-May-2017 10:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 673846

3D-Printed Implant Helps Children Born with Small or Missing Eyes

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

A new, personalized and noninvasive treatment using 3-D printed implants has been developed to help children born with abnormally small or missing eyes (microphthalmia/ anophthalmia, or MICA). The research is being presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Baltimore, Md.

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1-May-2017 10:30 AM EDT
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Children's Health, Surgery, Technology, Transplantation, Vision, Local - Maryland, Local - DC Metro, Medical Meetings

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    11-May-2017 10:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 673850

Repurposed Glaucoma Drug Halts Myopia Progression

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

A generic glaucoma drug has been shown to halt the progression of myopia (nearsightedness), potentially offering rapid approval for a new treatment of an incurable condition. The research is being presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Baltimore, Md.

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1-May-2017 10:30 AM EDT
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Pharmaceuticals, Vision, Local - Maryland, Local - DC Metro, Medical Meetings

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    10-May-2017 11:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 673843

Predatory Bacteria Kills Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria on Eyes

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Scientists have developed a new method to clear antibiotic resistant bacteria from the surface of the eye – introducing a new strain of bacteria that preys on other microorganisms. The research is being presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Baltimore, Md.

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1-May-2017 10:30 AM EDT
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    8-May-2017 10:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 673834

One in Five Patients in Eye Clinics Have Depression, Study Suggests

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

A survey of adult participants seen in an urban eye hospital revealed that one-in-five study participants had clinically significant depressive symptoms. The research is being presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Baltimore, Md.

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1-May-2017 10:30 AM EDT
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Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, Vision, Local - Maryland, Local - DC Metro, Medical Meetings

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    8-May-2017 10:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 673848

Cell Replacement Could Restore Vision Lost to Neurodegeneration

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Scientists have demonstrated the capacity to grow specialized neurons that relay visual data to the brain, creating a source of cells for future treatments of glaucoma and other optic neurodegenerative diseases. The research is being presented during a press conference at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in Baltimore, Md., on Monday, May 8 from 9:30 – 10:15am.

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1-May-2017 10:30 AM EDT
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Biotech, Cell Biology, Vision, Local - Maryland, Local - DC Metro, Medical Meetings

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    8-May-2017 10:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 673851

Augmented Reality May Extend Treatment Window for Adult Lazy Eye

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Using augmented-reality (AR) display systems, scientists have restored visual function in the amblyopic (lazy) eyes of patients outside of the currently accepted window for treatment. The research is being presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Baltimore, Md.

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1-May-2017 10:30 AM EDT
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