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Newswise: Most COVID-19 Long-Haulers Continue to Experience Neurologic Symptoms, Fatigue, and Compromised Quality of Life 15 Months After Initial Infection
Released: 24-May-2022 6:05 PM EDT
Most COVID-19 Long-Haulers Continue to Experience Neurologic Symptoms, Fatigue, and Compromised Quality of Life 15 Months After Initial Infection
Northwestern Medicine

A new study published in Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology looked at the evolution of neurologic symptoms in non-hospitalized COVID-19 long-haulers at the Northwestern Medicine Neuro COVID-19 Clinic and discovered most long-haulers continue to experience symptoms such as brain fog, numbness/tingling, headache, dizziness, blurred vision, tinnitus and fatigue on average of 15 months after disease onset.

Newswise: World-first discovery of cornea T cells protecting eyes from viral infections
Released: 24-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
World-first discovery of cornea T cells protecting eyes from viral infections
The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

The cornea - the transparent protective outer layer of the eye critical to helping us see – produces a delicate and limited immune response to fight infections without damaging our vision, according to a ground-breaking new study from the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute).

Released: 24-May-2022 11:00 AM EDT
Hans E. Grossniklaus, MBA, MD, FARVO, named 2022 - 23 ARVO President
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

This month the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) welcomed its 2022 - 23 president, Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD, MBA, FARVO. A member for more than 40 years, Grossniklaus is a Gold Fellow of ARVO (FARVO) ― a recognition of individual accomplishments, leadership and contributions to the Association.

Newswise: Javier Pita Lozano, NaviLens CEO, Receives the 2022 Pisart Award for Significant Achievements in Technology
Released: 24-May-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Javier Pita Lozano, NaviLens CEO, Receives the 2022 Pisart Award for Significant Achievements in Technology
Lighthouse Guild

Lighthouse Guild, the leading not-for-profit vision and healthcare organization, announced this year’s Pisart Award recipient, Javier Pita Lozano, CEO of NaviLens.

Newswise: The limits of vision: seeing shadows in the dark
23-May-2022 8:40 AM EDT
The limits of vision: seeing shadows in the dark
Aalto University

A dedicated neural circuit in the retina detects shadows even in near-complete darkness

Newswise: Chula UDC Creates QR Braille: a QR Code Locator for the Blind
Released: 20-May-2022 8:55 AM EDT
Chula UDC Creates QR Braille: a QR Code Locator for the Blind
Chulalongkorn University

The Center of Excellence in Universal Design, Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, now holds a patent for “QR Braille” and given a certificate of invention from the Department of Intellectual Property in Thailand.

Released: 20-May-2022 7:00 AM EDT
Grant from Research to Prevent Blindness and Castle Biosciences Supports Medical Student Research in Ocular Cancer
Research to Prevent Blindness

Research to Prevent Blindness and Castle Biosciences today announced that they are partnering to increase opportunities for medical students to gain research experiences, specifically in the field of ocular cancer.

Released: 17-May-2022 8:00 AM EDT
New Glaucoma Research Grant Available
Research to Prevent Blindness

Research to Prevent Blindness and Aerie Pharmaceuticals are partnering to provide grant opportunities to support novel research in glaucoma.

Released: 13-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Dragonflies Use Vision, Subtle Wing Control to Straighten Up and Fly Right
Cornell University

Cornell University researchers have untangled the intricate physics and neural controls that enable dragonflies to right themselves while they're falling.

Newswise: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Awards Gold Medal to Dr. Katherine High, Gene Therapy Pioneer
Released: 13-May-2022 6:00 AM EDT
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Awards Gold Medal to Dr. Katherine High, Gene Therapy Pioneer
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

In an honor reserved for only the most significant achievements in advancing children’s health, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has awarded its Gold Medal to Katherine High, MD, a gene therapy pioneer and one of the lead developers of the first in vivo gene therapy approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Bestowed only 12 times in CHOP’s 167-year history, the Gold Medal highlights Dr. High’s groundbreaking discoveries at CHOP, which led to a gene therapy treatment for a rare form of inherited blindness and advanced gene therapy for hemophilia to late-stage testing.

Newswise: Novel Cell Atlas for Multiple Human Tissues Reveals Discoveries Underlying Complex Diseases
12-May-2022 2:00 PM EDT
Novel Cell Atlas for Multiple Human Tissues Reveals Discoveries Underlying Complex Diseases
Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Scientists from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have developed a first-of-its-kind cross-tissue cell atlas, and in collaboration with researchers at Mass Eye and Ear, have uncovered new clues for specific cell types and genes involved in complex diseases. In a new study published May 12 in Science, researchers described for the first time how their novel cross-tissue cell atlas derived from an analysis of nuclei from 25 frozen samples from 8 tissue types may increase understanding of the cellular and genetic underpinnings of complex diseases, including heart disease and cancers.

Released: 12-May-2022 8:00 AM EDT
New Vision Science Research Grant for Students of Osteopathic Medicine
Research to Prevent Blindness

Research to Prevent Blindness and the American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation announce a new multi-year partnership to provide opportunities for students of osteopathic medicine to gain research experiences in vision science.

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9-May-2022 4:30 PM EDT
Life After Death For The Human Eye: Vision Scientists Revive Light-Sensing Cells in Organ Donor Eyes
University of Utah Health

Scientists have revived light-sensing neuron cells in organ donor eyes and restored communication between them as part of a series of discoveries that stand to transform brain and vision research.

Newswise: Poor Eyesight Unfairly Mistaken for Brain Decline
Released: 9-May-2022 8:05 PM EDT
Poor Eyesight Unfairly Mistaken for Brain Decline
University of South Australia

Millions of older people with poor vision are at risk of being misdiagnosed with mild brain decline due to cognitive tests that rely on vision-dependent tasks.

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Released: 6-May-2022 3:50 PM EDT
Retinal Cell Map Could Advance Precise Therapies for Blinding Diseases
NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

Researchers have identified distinct differences among the cells comprising a tissue in the retina that is vital to human visual perception. The scientists from the National Eye Institute (NEI) discovered five subpopulations of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE)—a layer of tissue that nourishes and supports the retina’s light-sensing photoreceptors. Using artificial intelligence, the researchers analyzed images of RPE at single-cell resolution to create a reference map that locates each subpopulation within the eye.

Released: 5-May-2022 7:05 AM EDT
Protect Healthy Vision with 7 Habits for Healthy Retinas
American Society of Retina Specialists

Healthy sight allows us to experience all of the world’s wonders. Our retinas make good vision possible. The American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) encourages the public to learn about the healthy habits that can help safeguard your retinas and your sight.

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Released: 4-May-2022 2:30 PM EDT
National Academy of Sciences names two UCI faculty members as fellows
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., May 4, 2022 – Two University of California, Irvine researchers have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the world’s most respected scientific organizations. Svetlana Jitomirskaya, Distinguished Professor of mathematics, and Krzysztof Palczewski, Distinguished Professor of ophthalmology, are among 120 U.

Released: 4-May-2022 1:40 PM EDT
Faecal transplants reverse hallmarks of ageing
University of East Anglia

In the search for eternal youth, poo transplants may seem like an unlikely way to reverse the ageing process.

Released: 4-May-2022 12:40 PM EDT
Hearing and vision impairment linked to serious cognitive impairment in older adults
University of Toronto

A new nationally representative study published online in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease Reports found hearing impairment and vision impairment to be independently associated with cognitive impairment.

Released: 2-May-2022 8:20 AM EDT
Research to Prevent Blindness Opens Applications for up to $4.7 Million in Vision Research Grants
Research to Prevent Blindness

Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) is pleased to open a new round of grant funding, up to $4.7 million, for high-impact vision research. With a focus on scientific excellence, RPB funds grants into research across all sight-threatening conditions.

Newswise: 'Eye-Catching' Smartphone App Could Make It Easy to Screen for Neurological Disease at Home
Released: 29-Apr-2022 1:45 PM EDT
'Eye-Catching' Smartphone App Could Make It Easy to Screen for Neurological Disease at Home
University of California San Diego

UC San Diego researchers developed a smartphone app that could allow people to screen for Alzheimer's disease, ADHD and other neurological diseases and disorders—by recording closeups of their eye. The app uses a smartphone's built-in near-infrared camera and selfie camera to track how a person's pupil changes in size. These pupil measurements could be used to assess a person's cognitive condition.

Newswise: Infants preferentially perceive faces in the upper visual field
Released: 25-Apr-2022 12:55 PM EDT
Infants preferentially perceive faces in the upper visual field
Chuo University

It has previously been reported that the human visual system has an asymmetry in the visual field.

Released: 25-Apr-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Keeping an Eye on Your Child’s Vision: Ten Things to Know
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children's Hospital Los Angeles answers 10 FAQs to help you safeguard your kid’s eyesight, and to know when it’s time to get it checked. From allergies to nearsightedness, to the daily staring at digital screens, the hazards facing kids’ eyes give parents a lot to worry about. Angeline Nguyen, MD, a pediatric ophthalmologist in The Vision Center at CHLA, breaks down the concerns you may have about your child’s vision, including the reason behind increased nearsightedness in kids, whether too much screen time can harm their eyes, and whether your child can outgrow the need for glasses.

Released: 22-Apr-2022 2:20 PM EDT
Surgeon and anesthesiologist satisfaction found to be an unreliable indicator of patient satisfaction during ocular surgery
Boston Medical Center

New research findings suggest that providers are poor predictors of patient satisfaction with anesthesia and perioperative comfort.

Newswise: Vision improvement is long-lasting with treatment for blinding blood vessel condition
Released: 21-Apr-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Vision improvement is long-lasting with treatment for blinding blood vessel condition
NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

New research shows that a treatment for retinal vein occlusion yields long-lasting vision gains, with visual acuity remaining significantly above baseline at five years. However, many patients require ongoing treatment.

Released: 13-Apr-2022 7:05 AM EDT
Newborns’ brains already organized into functional networks
Ohio State University

Right from birth, human brains are organized into networks that support mental functions such as vision and attention, a new study shows.

Released: 12-Apr-2022 3:45 PM EDT
Ultrasound gave us our first baby pictures can it also help the blind see?
University of Southern California (USC)

The number of Americans with visual impairment or blindness is expected to jump to more than 8 million by the year 2050, according to research led by the USC Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute conducted back in 2016.

Newswise: Advancing a Treatment for a Common Eye Disease That Lacks One
Released: 11-Apr-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Advancing a Treatment for a Common Eye Disease That Lacks One
NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

The road from discovering a potential drug to getting the therapy into the hands of patients is a long and uncertain one. An NIH program offers researchers a smoother path from basic science to clinical testing and regulatory approval.

Newswise: Knight Campus researchers develop gene therapy for eye disease
Released: 5-Apr-2022 4:45 PM EDT
Knight Campus researchers develop gene therapy for eye disease
University of Oregon

The therapy could eventually provide an alternative treatment for Fuchs’ dystrophy, an eye disease that is the leading cause of corneal transplant surgery.

Newswise: New UCI-led study lays foundation for establishing base editing as a one-time, durable treatment for inherited retinal degeneration
Released: 5-Apr-2022 3:05 PM EDT
New UCI-led study lays foundation for establishing base editing as a one-time, durable treatment for inherited retinal degeneration
University of California, Irvine

A new University of California, Irvine-led study indicates base editing may provide long-lasting retinal protection and prevent vision deterioration in patients with inherited retinal degeneration, specifically in Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) patients.

Newswise: Attention to objects in peripheral vision is not driven by tiny eye movements
Released: 25-Mar-2022 2:00 PM EDT
Attention to objects in peripheral vision is not driven by tiny eye movements
NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

New research by National Eye Institute (NEI) investigators shows that while microsaccades seem to boost or diminish the strength of brain signals underlying attention, the eye movements are not drivers of those brain signals.

Released: 24-Mar-2022 4:50 PM EDT
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Physicians Recognized in Northshore Magazine's 2022 'Top Doctors'
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

Northshore Magazine has named 125 physicians and surgeons from 32 medical specialties affiliated with Lahey Hospital & Medical Center to its annual ‘Top Doctors’ guide. Drawing from a Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Physician database, the list consists of Northshore-area physicians and is available in the printed version or online subscription of Northshore Magazine.

Newswise: Correcting night blindness in dogs
Released: 23-Mar-2022 3:30 PM EDT
Correcting night blindness in dogs
University of Pennsylvania

People with congenital stationary night blindness (CSNB) are unable to distinguish objects in dim-light conditions. This impairment presents challenges, especially where artificial lighting is unavailable or when driving at night.

Released: 23-Mar-2022 7:05 AM EDT
The Medical Minute: Diabetes diagnosis demands close eye on vision
Penn State Health

More than half of people with diabetes will develop diabetic retinopathy, one of the leading causes of legal blindness in the U.S., yet fewer than half of patients with diabetes get their annual screenings.

Released: 22-Mar-2022 2:40 PM EDT
Seen and ‘herd’: Collective motion in crowds is largely determined by participants’ field of vision
Brown University

Like flocks of birds or schools of fish, crowds of humans also tend to move en masse — almost as if they’re thinking as one. Scientists have proposed different theories to explain this type of collective pedestrian behavior.

14-Mar-2022 5:20 PM EDT
When the Brain Sees a Familiar Face
Cedars-Sinai

Researchers have uncovered new information about how the area of the brain responsible for memory is triggered when the eyes come to rest on a face versus another object or image.

Newswise: Haider’s Window System Allows for Long-Term Studies of Brain Activity
Released: 11-Mar-2022 3:55 PM EST
Haider’s Window System Allows for Long-Term Studies of Brain Activity
Georgia Institute of Technology

Bilal Haider is studying how multiple areas of the brain work together for visual perception. This could help researchers understand if neural activity “traffic jams” underlie all kinds of visual impairments: from running a red light when visual attention is elsewhere, to shedding light on the autism-affected brain.

Newswise: Glaucoma Research Foundation Announces $1.3 Million in 2022 Research Grants
Released: 9-Mar-2022 4:05 PM EST
Glaucoma Research Foundation Announces $1.3 Million in 2022 Research Grants
Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) today announced a total of $1.3 million in annual research grants to support 10 investigators at prominent universities across the United States.

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Released: 9-Mar-2022 1:55 PM EST
Oluwatosin U. Smith, MD joins Glaucoma Research Foundation Board of Directors
Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma Research Foundation, the nation’s most experienced foundation dedicated solely to glaucoma research and education, recently elected Oluwatosin “Tosin” Smith, MD to its Board of Directors.

Released: 3-Mar-2022 12:05 PM EST
ARVO Foundation Announces Recipient of 2022 Ludwig Von Sallmann Clinician-Scientist Award
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) announced today that Robert P. Finger, MD, MIH, PhD, of the University of Bonn, Germany, is the 2022 recipient of the Ludwig Von Sallmann Clinician-Scientist Award.

Newswise: New Research Suggests Alcohol May Not Be Safe 
for People with Age-related Macular Degeneration
Released: 28-Feb-2022 4:35 PM EST
New Research Suggests Alcohol May Not Be Safe for People with Age-related Macular Degeneration
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

A recent study published in Current Eye Research evaluated seven studies looking at the relationship between alcohol consumption and AMD. The researchers found that moderate to high alcohol consumption was linked to a higher incidence of early AMD, compared with people who didn’t drink or who drank occasionally.

Released: 15-Feb-2022 11:15 AM EST
NYU team releases open-source database from Woven Planet to help visually impaired pedestrians navigate cities
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

A new dataset released by a New York University Tandon School of Engineering research team and Woven Planet Holdings, Inc., a Toyota subsidiary dedicated to building the safest mobility in the world, promises to help visually impaired pedestrians and autonomous vehicles (AVs) alike better navigate complex urban settings.

Released: 3-Feb-2022 11:05 AM EST
Exercise can provide relief for dry, itchy eyes
University of Waterloo

A team led by researchers from the University of Waterloo discovered that a significant increase in tear secretion and tear film stability after participating in aerobic exercise can be another remedy for relieving dry, itchy eyes.

Released: 1-Feb-2022 8:05 AM EST
Know the ABCs of AMD Symptoms to See for a Lifetime
American Society of Retina Specialists

During February’s AMD Awareness Month, America’s retina specialists urge everyone to pay special attention to their vision, learn more about AMD, and understand the ABCs of AMD symptoms which warrant an immediate visit with a retina specialist for a comprehensive dilated retina exam.

Released: 31-Jan-2022 9:55 AM EST
Study shows visual stimulation influences cell formation
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Neuroscientists at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in collaboration with scientists at UC Berkeley have discovered that visual stimulation not only guides the way brain cells connect, but actually influences the types of cells that form in the first place – something that was thought to be genetically programmed.

Newswise: Glaucoma Research Foundation Hosts 11th Annual Glaucoma 360 New Horizons Forum in San Francisco
Released: 28-Jan-2022 2:00 PM EST
Glaucoma Research Foundation Hosts 11th Annual Glaucoma 360 New Horizons Forum in San Francisco
Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) will host the 11th Annual Glaucoma 360 New Horizons Forum on February 11th at the Grand Hyatt Union Square in San Francisco. Offered both in person and virtually, this important meeting brings together leaders in glaucoma research and industry to speed the translation of new ideas to improved treatments for glaucoma patients.

Newswise: Glaucoma Research Foundation to Honor and Celebrate Glaucoma Innovators at Annual Gala
Released: 28-Jan-2022 1:05 PM EST
Glaucoma Research Foundation to Honor and Celebrate Glaucoma Innovators at Annual Gala
Glaucoma Research Foundation

Ronald L. Fellman, MD, David Calkins, PhD, and Steven and Michele Kirsch will be honored at the Glaucoma Research Foundation's Annual Gala on February 10, 2022.

Newswise: Glaucoma Research Foundation to Honor Vanderbilt’s David Calkins, PhD with President’s Award at their Annual Gala
Released: 28-Jan-2022 12:45 PM EST
Glaucoma Research Foundation to Honor Vanderbilt’s David Calkins, PhD with President’s Award at their Annual Gala
Glaucoma Research Foundation

David Calkins, PhD, a leading authority on the neurobiological basis of vision loss in blinding eye disease, will be honored at the Glaucoma 360 Annual Gala on February 10, 2022.


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