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Newswise: Cell Therapy That Repairs Cornea Damage with Patient’s Own Stem Cells Achieves Positive Phase I Trial Results
Released: 18-Aug-2023 2:10 PM EDT
Cell Therapy That Repairs Cornea Damage with Patient’s Own Stem Cells Achieves Positive Phase I Trial Results
Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Cultivated autologous limbal epithelial cells (CALEC) transplant, in which stem cells from the healthy eye and transplanted into the injured eye, for significant cornea injuries was found safe and led to gains in preliminary phase I clinical trial.

Newswise: “Eggsplosions” and eyes don’t mix
Released: 31-Jul-2023 5:00 PM EDT
“Eggsplosions” and eyes don’t mix
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Microwaving hard-boiled eggs is one of the latest TikTok trends that can harm your eyes

Newswise: Breaking Into Tears with Microrheology to Design Custom Eye Drops
6-Jul-2023 4:05 PM EDT
Breaking Into Tears with Microrheology to Design Custom Eye Drops
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

In Physics of Fluids, Vega et al. researched human tears at the micron level to reveal new ways of customizing artificial tears to address individual symptoms of dry eye disease. The detailed insights they gained about the composition and behavior of tears could also apply to the study of ocular pathogens as well as other biological fluids. The authors collected healthy human tears and tested 10 different formulations of artificial tears and applied microrheology methods using dynamic light scattering.

   
Newswise: Experimental Drug Inhibits or Prevents Diabetic Eye Disease in Wilmer Eye Institute Study
Released: 25-May-2023 2:00 PM EDT
Experimental Drug Inhibits or Prevents Diabetic Eye Disease in Wilmer Eye Institute Study
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Researchers at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have evidence that an experimental drug may prevent or slow vision loss in people with diabetes. The results are from a study that used mouse as well as human retinal organoids and eye cell lines.

Newswise: New Insights: Eye Damage in Alzheimer’s Disease Patients
Released: 3-Mar-2023 10:05 AM EST
New Insights: Eye Damage in Alzheimer’s Disease Patients
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai investigators have produced the most extensive analysis to date of changes in the retina—a layer of tissue at the back of the eye where visual information originates—and how those retinal changes correspond to brain and cognitive changes in Alzheimer’s disease patients.

Newswise: Mount Sinai Researchers First to Identify That Two Separate Eye Diseases May Contribute to Common Blinding Eye Condition
Released: 9-Jan-2023 9:55 AM EST
Mount Sinai Researchers First to Identify That Two Separate Eye Diseases May Contribute to Common Blinding Eye Condition
Mount Sinai Health System

Two separate eye diseases may contribute to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in the United States, according to a new study from New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

29-Nov-2022 10:45 AM EST
New Genetic Mutation Behind Childhood Glaucoma Identified
Massachusetts Eye and Ear

An international team of researchers led by Mass Eye and Ear discovered a new genetic mutation that leads to childhood glaucoma, and in the process uncovered a new mechanism for causing the disease.

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2-Dec-2021 5:35 PM EST
Study: Cataract surgery linked with lessened dementia risk
University of Washington School of Medicine

In this study of 3,000 adults with cataracts, the risk of developing dementia was lower in participants who underwent cataract removal compared with those who didn’t.

Released: 15-Nov-2021 10:45 AM EST
New Eye Cancer Therapy Shown to Target Cancer Cells, Spare Vision
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

A new laser-activated nanoparticle promises to target and destroy eye cancer cells and preserve vision.

Newswise: New Research Shows Virtual School Can Harm Children’s Vision
Released: 13-Nov-2021 1:05 PM EST
New Research Shows Virtual School Can Harm Children’s Vision
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

New research confirms that increased screen time did lead to more eye strain in children, as well as a more troubling eye condition called convergence insufficiency, which can cause difficulty reading.

Newswise: Retinoid Therapy May Improve Vision in People with Rare Genetic Disorder, According to Study in Mice from University of Maryland School of Medicine and NIH
Released: 9-Nov-2021 12:25 PM EST
Retinoid Therapy May Improve Vision in People with Rare Genetic Disorder, According to Study in Mice from University of Maryland School of Medicine and NIH
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Using data generated from patients and mice with genetic mutation for the disorder Usher syndrome, researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health documented the natural history of vision impairment in patients and identified the cell mechanism behind progressive vision loss.

Released: 19-Oct-2021 1:45 PM EDT
Genomic Study Revealing Among Diverse Populations with Inherited Retinal Disease
UC San Diego Health

An international team of researchers has broadened and deepened understanding of how inherited retinal dystrophies (IRDs) affect different populations of people and, in the process, have identified new gene variants that may cause the diseases.

Released: 13-Oct-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Evidence Links the Carotenoid Lutein with Eye Health
Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences

IAFNS-supported review focuses on carotenoid intake impact on a key aspect of eye health.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 9:30 AM EDT
Scientists Uncover How Decisions About What We See Are Relayed Back Through the Brain
NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered that decisions based on visual information, which involve a complex stream of data flowing forward and backwards along the brain’s visual pathways, is broadcast widely to neurons in the visual system, including to those that are not being used to make the decision.

22-Jun-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Recycling of the Eye’s Light Sensors Is Faulty in Progressive Blindness of Older Adults
University of Maryland School of Medicine

With the National Eye Institute reporting that about 11 million older adults in the U.S. endure a condition that leads to progressive blindness, known as age-related macular degeneration, University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers are starting to understand what goes wrong in the disease, in order to develop new therapies to treat it.

20-Apr-2021 11:50 AM EDT
Micro-molded ‘ice cube tray’ scaffold is next step in returning sight to injured retinas
University of Wisconsin–Madison

New advances by medical researchers and engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison may provide hope for those suffering from vision loss.

Released: 22-Mar-2021 8:30 AM EDT
CooperVision Joins American Academy of Ophthalmology Initiative to Address Worldwide Myopia Epidemic
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

A recently announced initiative from the American Academy of Ophthalmology to protect children from the vision-threatening consequences of high myopia (nearsightedness) has attracted major financial support from CooperVision.

   
Released: 2-Mar-2021 1:05 PM EST
Heart Disease is in the Eye of the Beholder
UC San Diego Health

Researchers at UC San Diego Health see a possible way to detect heart disease through the eye.

20-Oct-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Scientists use gene therapy and a novel light-sensing protein to restore vision in mice
NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

A newly developed light-sensing protein called the MCO1 opsin restores vision in blind mice when attached to retina bipolar cells using gene therapy. The National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, provided a Small Business Innovation Research grant to Nanoscope, LLC for development of MCO1. The company is planning a U.S. clinical trial for later this year.

Released: 15-Jul-2018 9:05 AM EDT
Sunglasses: Your Prescription for Eye Health
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

This summer, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds you that sunglasses are more than a bold fashion statement, they are a smart health choice.

Released: 7-Dec-2017 9:05 AM EST
Cold Weather Woes and Dry Eyes
University of Alabama at Birmingham

It is easy to remember steps to prevent the body from getting cold, but what can be done to protect the eyes when cold weather hits?

Released: 10-Nov-2017 6:05 AM EST
USC Roski Eye Institute Experts Present Breakthrough Research at AAO 2017
Keck Medicine of USC

USC Roski Eye Institute experts will present advances in stem cell–based therapy, biopsy techniques, diabetic retinal detachment repair and more at the American Academy of Ophthalmology 2017 meeting in New Orleans, Nov. 10-14.

Released: 17-Oct-2017 3:45 PM EDT
NIH Researchers Unleash Therapeutic Potential of IL-35
NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

NIH scientists have simplified manufacturing and dosing of a potential drug candidate for the autoimmune eye disease uveitis—a vision-threatening condition that accounts for about 15 percent of blindness in the U.S. The protein in question, part of the immune system signaling molecule interleukin-35 (IL-35), also shows efficacy in treating a mouse model of multiple sclerosis. The research was conducted at the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health.

Released: 25-Aug-2017 4:30 PM EDT
As Eye Donations Decline, Family Unknowingly Leaves Legacy in Vision Research
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

When Tim Anegon became an eye tissue donor after his death in 2014, it wasn’t just one person he would touch with his eyes — it was millions as University of Michigan researchers use donated tissue in the fight against diabetic eye disease.

Released: 29-Jun-2017 7:00 AM EDT
Why You're Probably Getting the Wrong Pink Eye Treatment
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

New nationwide look by University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center suggests most people with acute conjunctivitis, or pink eye, are getting the wrong treatment. Antibiotics are often helpful for the common eye infection.

Released: 3-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT
St. Jude Maps Genome Organization to Link Retinal Development and Retinoblastoma
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

A map of the genome organization and DNA modifications that control growth of normal and cancerous retinal cells offers scientists a new path to understanding retinoblastoma and degenerative retinal diseases.

Released: 17-Apr-2017 3:45 PM EDT
Eye Expressions Offer a Glimpse Into the Evolution of Emotion
Cornell University

New research by Adam Anderson, professor of human development at Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology, reveals why the eyes offer a window into the soul. According to the recent study, in Psychological Science, we interpret a person’s emotions by analyzing the expression in their eyes – a process that began as a universal reaction to environmental stimuli and evolved to communicate our deepest emotions.

   
Released: 12-Apr-2017 6:05 PM EDT
Making Prosthetic Eyes That Look Like the Real Thing
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Thanks to Greg Dootz, an ocularist at the University of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Center, more than 3,000 patients have received prosthetic eyes that are every bit as beautiful — and complex — as the real thing.

Released: 11-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Tunable Electric Eyeglasses Bend to the Will of the Wearer
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Engineers funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) have developed glasses with liquid-based lenses that “flex” to refocus on whatever the wearer is viewing.

Released: 30-Mar-2017 5:05 PM EDT
Researchers Find New Genetic Links Underlying Progressively Blinding Eye Disease
UC San Diego Health

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues at Case Western University, Duke University, the National Institutes of Health and elsewhere, have identified three novel genomic loci — distinct stretches of genetic material on chromosomes — linked to Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD), which often clusters in families and is roughly 39 percent heritable.

30-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST
Scientists Shed New Light on How the Brain Processes & Maintains What We Don’t See
New York University

A team of scientists has mapped out how our brains process visuals we don’t even know we’ve seen, indicating that the neuronal encoding and maintenance of subliminal images is more substantial than previously thought.



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