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Newswise: Gimme Six! Researchers Discover Aye-Aye’s Extra Finger
Released: 21-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Gimme Six! Researchers Discover Aye-Aye’s Extra Finger
North Carolina State University

Aye-ayes possess small “pseudothumbs” – complete with their own fingerprints – that may help them grip objects and branches as they move through trees. This is the first accessory digit ever found in a primate.

Released: 16-Oct-2019 3:00 PM EDT
EPFL and researchers from Mass. Eye and Ear are developing next-generation hearing implants
Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School and a team of EPFL researchers have developed a conformable electrode implant that will allow people with a dysfunctional inner ear to hear again. This new technology would improve existing auditory brainstem implants, which have a number of shortcomings.

13-Oct-2019 4:30 PM EDT
Using AI to Screen for Diabetic Eye Disease Feasible in the Real World
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

New research shows that an automated, artificial intelligence (AI) screening system accurately detects diabetic retinopathy 95.5 percent of the time.

Released: 11-Oct-2019 1:30 AM EDT
World’s Leading Eye Physicians and Surgeons Gather in San Francisco to Inspire the Future of Eye Care
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

More than 25,000 are expected to attend the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s 123rd annual meeting, AAO 2019, from Oct. 12-15 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Newswise: WHO launches first World report on vision
Released: 8-Oct-2019 9:40 AM EDT
WHO launches first World report on vision
World Health Organization (WHO)

More than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment because they do not get the care they need for conditions like short and far sightedness

Newswise:Video Embedded 7-year-old-receives-fda-approved-gene-therapy
Released: 24-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
7-year-old receives FDA-approved gene therapy
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center is helping to save a child's eyesight with gene therapy.

Newswise: Restoring Sight and Function
Released: 19-Aug-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Restoring Sight and Function
American Neurological Association (ANA)

Neuroscience researchers will detail new technologies at the cutting edge of replacing lost sensory and motor functions, at the October 12 Pre-Meeting Symposium of the American Neurological Association 2019 Annual Meeting from 6–9 p.m. at the Marriott St. Louis Grand.

Newswise: Seven Myths About Children’s Eyes
Released: 5-Aug-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Seven Myths About Children’s Eyes
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

There are a lot of myths and misinformation out there about children’s eye health. The American Academy of Ophthalmology debunks seven common myths about children’s eye health.

Released: 30-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Research to Prevent Blindness and American Academy of Ophthalmology Award Grants for Big Data Research to Improve Patient Care
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (the Academy) and Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) today announced this year’s recipients of the Research to Prevent Blindness/American Academy of Ophthalmology Award for IRIS® Registry Research. The grant supports researchers who want to conduct big data research in ophthalmology and blindness prevention.

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