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Safety, efficacy of corneal transplant procedure confirmed; an antibiotic can cause double vision
Highlights of September's Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (Academy), include a 2009 review by the Academy of the safety and efficacy of a widely used corneal transplant procedure and a warning about an unusual but serious reaction to systemic fluroquinolones, a class of antibiotics used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. View News Article (2009-09-01)


Childhood vaccination may protect adult eyes
Childhood vaccination for the rubella virus may have also almost entirely eliminated an inflammatory eye disease from the U.S.-born population, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. View News Article (2007-09-20)


UNC study suggests new approach to common cause of blindness
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine in collaboration with lead investigators at the University of Kentucky have identified a new target for the diagnosis and treatment of age-related macular degeneration, the most common cause of blindness in older Americans.  View News Article (2009-06-15)


Ohio State researchers discover hereditary predisposition of melanoma of the eye
Ohio State University researchers have discovered a hereditary cancer syndrome that predisposes certain people to a melanoma of the eye, along with lung cancer, brain cancer and possibly other types of cancer. View News Article (2011-12-16)


Experts examine causes, treatment and prevention of glaucoma
Although scientists know progressive degeneration of retinal ganglion cells and their axons is the primary cause of glaucoma, researchers have yet to identify a way to stop or prevent the degeneration. View News Article (2009-03-05)


HydroEye® benefits post-menopausal dry eye sufferers in new clinical research
Study findings published in the October issue of Cornea show that daily dietary supplementation with a unique combination of omega fatty acids (GLA, EPA and DHA) for six months is effective in improving ocular irritation symptoms and halting the progression of inflammation that characterizes moderate to severe dry eye.  View News Article (2013-10-03)


Severe retinal hemorrhaging is linked to severe motor vehicle crashes
The severity of retinal hemorrhaging for young children in motor vehicle crashes is closely correlated to the severity of the crash, according to a new study by researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. View News Article (2008-06-24)


AMD risk on the rise for Asians; retinal vein 'bypass' may help many CRVO patients
The May issue of Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, includes a surprising, first report on increasing rates of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) among Asians, and describes an innovative "bypass" laser surgery that may help many people with central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) avoid serious vision loss. View News Article (2010-05-03)


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)

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