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Drop in temperature may explain the increase in dry eye suffering
Springtime may be just what the doctor orders for individuals suffering from dry eye condition, a disorder resulting from insufficient tear production or altered tear film composition. View News Article (2011-03-04)

Cats' Eye Diseases Genetically Linked to Diseases in Humans
About one in 3,500 people are affected with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a disease of the retina's visual cells that eventually leads to blindness. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has identified a genetic link between cats and humans for two different forms of RP. This discovery will help scientists develop gene-based therapies that will benefit both cats and humans. View News Article (2009-03-05)

Study focuses on relationship between glaucoma and diabetes, hypertension
Many Americans suffer from diabetes and hypertension and, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, these individuals may have an increased risk of developing open-angle glaucoma (OAG). View News Article (2011-08-18)

UC Davis ophthalmologist to examine ancient Chilean mummy eyes
Over the next week, UC Davis ophthalmologist William Lloyd will dissect and examine the eyes of two North Chilean mummies for evidence of various diseases and medical conditions. View News Article (2005-10-19)

Serious vision problems in urban preschoolers rare but not that rare, Hopkins study shows
In what is believed to be the first comprehensive eye disease study among urban pre-schoolers, Johns Hopkins investigators report that while vision problems are rare, they are more common than once thought. Also, they say, a small group of children with easily treatable visions problems go untreated, while others get treatments they don't need. View News Article (2009-04-01)

Advances In Curing Corneal Illnesses Using Stem Cells
The University School of Clinical Medicine has developed a new technique for the treatment of corneal illnesses. It involves transplanting from the cornea stem cells which have previously been grown in the laboratory. According to the explanation provided by Doctor Javier Moreno, director of Ophthalmology and Doctor Felipe Pr'³sper, responsible for Cellular Therapy at the University School... View News Article (2004-02-16)

Researchers find new way to attack inflammation in Graves' eye disease
A small group of patients with severe Graves' eye disease experienced rapid improvement of their symptoms - and improved vision - following treatment with the drug rituximab. View News Article (2009-11-09)

New Method Attacks Bacterial Infections on Contact Lenses
Researchers at National Jewish Health and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have discovered a new method to fight bacterial infections associated with contact lenses.  View News Article (2011-01-26)

No evidence to support stem cell therapy for pediatric optic nerve hypoplasia
A study performed at Children's Hospital Los Angeles found no evidence that stem cell therapy improves vision for children with optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH). View News Article (2013-10-22)

New device may improve vision and mobility for people with tunnel vision
Scientists at Schepens Eye Research Institute, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, say a visual aid they invented promises to improve the visual abilities of people with tunnel vision. View News Article (2006-08-30)

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