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Promising cell protein may play role in infection and dry eye
Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor Type 2 (PAI-2), a protein found in various cell types including the skin, has been discovered in the tissue covering the eye and may have future clinical implications in various pathologies of the ocular surface such as eye infection or dry eye. View News Article (2006-05-17)

Amblyopia, not strabismus, identified as key contributor to slow reading in school-age children
Children with amblyopia, commonly known as "lazy eye," may have impaired ocular motor function.  View News Article (2015-11-24)

A map for eye disease
Understanding eye diseases is tricky enough. Knowing what causes them at the molecular level is even more confounding. View News Article (2014-08-04)

More oxygen in eyes of African-Americans may help explain glaucoma risk
Measuring oxygen during eye surgery, investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered a reason that may explain why African-Americans have a higher risk of glaucoma than Caucasians. View News Article (2011-07-12)

Soothing sounds during cataract surgery reduces patient anxiety
New research shows that the use of an audio therapy known as binaural beats can significantly reduce patients' anxiety during cataract surgery.  View News Article (2012-11-12)

Clue to normal-tension glaucoma; herpes infection and corneal transplants
The July issue of Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, includes two studies that may influence clinical treatment of serious eye conditions. View News Article (2009-07-01)

New drug could help AMD sufferers
There is no cure for age-related macular degeneration, an eye disease that is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in older Americans. View News Article (2013-06-19)

Children's eye injuries from nonpowder guns on the rise
Over 3000 children were treated in U.S. emergency departments in 2012 for eye injuries related to paintball guns, airsoft guns, BB guns and pellet guns, which are popular non-powder guns. View News Article (2015-04-28)

Researchers show beneficial role of risk calculator in fighting progression of glaucoma
A new glaucoma risk calculator, which estimates a patient's risk of converting from high eye pressure, or ocular hypertension, to glaucoma, will help physicians determine whether to initiate therapy for patients. View News Article (2005-10-17)

New inherited eye disease discovered
University of Iowa researchers have found the existence of a new, rare inherited retinal disease. Now the search is on to find the genetic cause, which investigators hope will increase understanding of more common retinal diseases. View News Article (2009-12-14)

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