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Latest Advances in Eye and Vision Research Featured at ARVO 2018 Annual Meeting

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of eye and vision researchers in the world, with over 11,000 attendees from more than 75 countries. The five-day meeting will feature more than...
9-Apr-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

International Conference to Bring Together World Leaders in Eye Cancer

The most recent basic and clinical research developments related to the diagnosis and treatment of eye cancer will be the focus of a scientific meeting convened by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARV0) in partnership with...
13-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Leaders in Vision Science Highlight Benefits of Federally-Funded Research

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...
6-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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

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...
1-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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...
19-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ebola Lingers in Survivors’ Eyes

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.
16-Jul-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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...
1-May-2017 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Repurposed Glaucoma Drug Halts Myopia Progression

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...
1-May-2017 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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