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Article ID: 705575

CBD may worsen glaucoma, raise eye pressure

Indiana University

A study from researchers at Indiana University has found that CBD -- a major chemical component in marijuana -- appears to increase pressure inside the eye of mice, suggesting the use of the substance in the treatment of glaucoma may actually worsen the condition.

Released:
17-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 705543

Injection Improves Vision in a Form of Childhood Blindness

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A new treatment for patients with a form of congenital retinal blindness has shown success in improving vision, according to results published today in led by researchers at the Scheie Eye Institute in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Released:
17-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 705384

Make Sure Protective Eyewear is on Your Christmas Shopping List

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

A new study in Ophthalmology Retina – a journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology – shows that BB and pellet guns do blind children every year. And, the number of eye injuries related to such nonpowder guns are increasing at an alarming rate. Another study published earlier this year showed an increase of almost 170 percent over the last 23 years.

Released:
13-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 705371

Researchers Design Technology That Sees Nerve Cells Fire

NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

Researchers at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, have created a noninvasive technology that detects when nerve cells fire based on changes in shape. The method could be used to observe nerve activity in light-accessible parts of the body, such as the eye, which would allow physicians to quantitatively monitor visual function at the cellular level.

Released:
12-Dec-2018 4:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 705345

Questions & Answers: Normal-Tension Glaucoma

Glaucoma Research Foundation

What is Normal-tension glaucoma? Also called low-tension or normal-pressure glaucoma, normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) is a condition in which the optic nerve is damaged without eye pressure exceeding the average range (usually between 12-21mm Hg).

Released:
12-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 705344

Questions & Answers: Normal-Tension Glaucoma

Glaucoma Research Foundation

What is Normal-tension glaucoma? Also called low-tension or normal-pressure glaucoma, normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) is a condition in which the optic nerve is damaged without eye pressure exceeding the average range (usually between 12-21mm Hg).

Released:
12-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 705133

Wealthy patients flock to clinics that offer free healthcare to the poor

Cornell University

A new study by a Cornell University marketing expert upends that assumption. And it offers new insights into optimal resource allocation at health care nonprofits not only in low- and middle-income countries but also in higher-income countries.

Released:
7-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 704927

NEI awards prize for progress toward developing lab-made retinas

NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

The National Eye Institute (NEI) awarded $25,000 to a team led by Wei Liu, Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, for demonstrating progress toward the development of a living model of the human retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. The prize money was awarded for the first of two phases of the NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge 2020 (3-D ROC 2020), a national initiative to generate human retina organoids from stem cells. NEI is part of the National Institutes of Health.

Released:
4-Dec-2018 5:05 PM EST

Article ID: 704565

Single cell sequencing sheds light on why cancers form in specific cell types

University of Illinois at Chicago

While many cells in our bodies can accumulate oncogenic mutations, the majority of these events do not lead to tumor formation as these abnormal cells are eliminated by defense mechanisms. Instead, tumors arise when a mutation happens in a particular cell type that is uniquely sensitive to it. Identifying such cancer cells of origin is essential to properly target cancer.

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28-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST

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