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UK medical student ophthalmology teaching falling short
UK medical schools are failing to comply with the recommended curriculum for ophthalmology, set out by the International Council of Ophthalmologists (ICO), suggests a survey published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.  View News Article (2010-12-14)

Eye tissue shortage endangers clinical research's future
The future of clinical ophthalmology may be endangered by the decline in the number of human donor eyes provided by U.S. eye banks. View News Article (2006-07-12)

Glaucoma treatment time and costs increase as disease progresses
Delaying the progression of the eye disease glaucoma from advancing to later stages is associated with lower cost of care, according to a study in the January issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. View News Article (2006-01-10)

A second look at glaucoma surgery
New research led by Queen's University professor Robert Campbell (Ophthalmology) has revealed using anti-inflammatory medications after glaucoma laser surgery is not helpful or necessary. View News Article (2014-09-19)

Leicester breakthrough in eye disease
Researchers at the University of Leicester have identified for the first time a gene which causes a distressing eye condition. Their discovery, as reported in the journal Nature Genetics, is expected to lead to better treatments for the condition. View News Article (2006-12-13)

Interferon-treated hepatitis C patients likely to experience retinopathy
Persons with chronic hepatitis C being treated with Interferon (IFN) are at risk of developing retinopathy as early as two weeks into treatment according to the results of a new study published in the January 2007 issue of Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS). View News Article (2007-01-04)

Grape-enriched diet supports eye health
New research presented this week at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology conference in Orlando, Florida suggests that regular grape consumption may play a role in eye health by protecting the retina from deterioration. View News Article (2014-05-30)

Physical fitness could have a positive effect on eye health
Physical activity may be what the doctor orders to help patients reduce their risk of developing glaucoma. According to a recently published scientific paper, higher levels of physical exercise appear to have a long-term beneficial impact on low ocular perfusion pressure (OPP), an important risk factor for glaucoma. View News Article (2011-10-25)

UK researcher finds 'switching' compound for angiogenesis
For the second time in a week Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, UK HealthCare physician and associate professor and vice chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, announced a discovery from his lab that will affect the future of macular degeneration treatment and research. View News Article (2006-02-03)

British study may improve glaucoma assessment and treatment
Results from a recent scientific study in the U.K. may change the way that healthcare professionals measure eye pressure and allow them to assess the risk of glaucoma with greater accuracy. Glaucoma is the second most common cause of irreversible loss of vision worldwide.  View News Article (2011-10-25)

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