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30-Mar-2020 2:00 PM EDT
Researchers Find That Nicotinamide May Help Treat Fibrotic Eye Diseases and Mitigate Vision Loss
Mount Sinai Health System

Nicotinamide can inhibit aggressive cell transformations during wound healing and may be key to the development of therapies to treat fibrotic eye diseases

26-Mar-2020 10:10 AM EDT
First FDA-approved drug for thyroid eye disease effective regardless of age, gender
Endocrine Society

Teprotumumab, the first FDA-approved medicine for thyroid eye disease, provides significant improvement in eye bulging, regardless of patient gender, age or smoking status, according to a study accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Released: 31-Mar-2020 11:20 AM EDT
New electrically activated material could improve braille readers
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Researchers now report an improved material that could take braille displays to the next level, allowing those who are blind or who have low vision to more easily understand text and images, while lowering cost.

25-Mar-2020 11:10 AM EDT
Loss of gland in eyelids may be a biomarker for elevated blood glucose in diabetes
Endocrine Society

In patients with diabetes, loss of the gland that helps lubricate the eye may be a sign of elevated blood glucose levels, according to research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting. The study will be published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Released: 26-Mar-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Research Suggests Eyes Reflect Upcoming Decisions
American Physiological Society (APS)

New research suggests that eye movements may come before hand movements in actions that require a two-step decision-making process. The study is published ahead of print in the Journal of Neurophysiology (JNP).

Released: 25-Mar-2020 6:05 PM EDT
Regeneron to Extend Payment Terms for EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Regeneron will temporarily extend physician payment terms for EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection purchases from authorized distributors to 150 days.

Released: 25-Mar-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Low Risk of Coronavirus Spreading Through Tears
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Study published today in the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology found no virus in tears of COVID-19 infected patients

Released: 19-Mar-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Coronavirus and Your Macular Degeneration Care
American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF)

Answers from trusted sources regarding macular degeneration care during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Released: 17-Mar-2020 5:40 PM EDT
Glaucoma 360 Gala Raises Nearly $700,000 for Glaucoma Research and Education Programs
Glaucoma Research Foundation

The annual Glaucoma 360 Gala at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco honored leaders in glaucoma research innovation and visionary glaucoma advocates helping to raise awareness.

Newswise: NIH researchers discover tooth-enamel protein in eyes with dry AMD
Released: 13-Mar-2020 12:45 PM EDT
NIH researchers discover tooth-enamel protein in eyes with dry AMD
NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

A protein that normally deposits mineralized calcium in tooth enamel may also be responsible for calcium deposits in the back of the eye in people with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a study from researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI).

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