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New Study Finds Federally-Funded Technology Saved Medicare $9 Billion

A new study quantifying a 21-fold return on investment suggests an efficient — and non-partisan — method to cut healthcare spending is to invest in basic research. The paper tracks how a new technology aids doctors in reducing the number of...
1-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Eye Freckles? Dark Spots on Iris May Be Caused by Sun Exposure

In a study well-timed for summer, vision scientists have found that eye freckles, dark spots on the colored part of the eye (iris), are more frequently found in people with higher lifetime exposure to sunlight. While not malignant, eye freckles...
19-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ebola Lingers in Survivors’ Eyes

Three years after an Ebola epidemic swept across West Africa, researchers have found a clue to how the virus may live on in the eyes of survivors suffering from uveitis – one of the more serious and common complications of the disease.
16-Jul-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

3D-Printed Implant Helps Children Born with Small or Missing Eyes

A new, personalized and noninvasive treatment using 3-D printed implants has been developed to help children born with abnormally small or missing eyes (microphthalmia/ anophthalmia, or MICA). The research is being presented at the 2017 Annual...
1-May-2017 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Repurposed Glaucoma Drug Halts Myopia Progression

A generic glaucoma drug has been shown to halt the progression of myopia (nearsightedness), potentially offering rapid approval for a new treatment of an incurable condition. The research is being presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the...
1-May-2017 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Predatory Bacteria Kills Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria on Eyes

Scientists have developed a new method to clear antibiotic resistant bacteria from the surface of the eye – introducing a new strain of bacteria that preys on other microorganisms. The research is being presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the...
1-May-2017 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

One in Five Patients in Eye Clinics Have Depression, Study Suggests

A survey of adult participants seen in an urban eye hospital revealed that one-in-five study participants had clinically significant depressive symptoms. The research is being presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in...
1-May-2017 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cell Replacement Could Restore Vision Lost to Neurodegeneration

Scientists have demonstrated the capacity to grow specialized neurons that relay visual data to the brain, creating a source of cells for future treatments of glaucoma and other optic neurodegenerative diseases. The research is being presented...
1-May-2017 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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