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Probability of blindness from glaucoma has nearly halved
The probability of blindness due to the serious eye disease glaucoma has decreased by nearly half since 1980, according to a study published this month in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  View News Article (2014-01-21)

Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary Cataract Surgery Trainer teaches residents cataract surgery
The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Cataract Surgery Trainer, a virtual training tool which helps to train physicians to perform cataract surgery, has been shown to enhance teaching in cataract surgery when compared to traditional teaching methods. View News Article (2010-02-03)

Anti-growth factor drugs raise hope and concern for treatment of children's eye diseases
A new class of antibody drugs may provide a powerful new tool for the treatment of eye diseases in children, but specialists need to be alert for the possibility of serious side effects, according to an editorial in the August Journal of AAPOS (American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus), published by Elsevier. View News Article (2009-08-03)

Bone Marrow Stem Cells May Cure Eye Disease
Adult bone marrow stem cells may help cure certain genetic eye diseases, according to UC researchers. View News Article (2007-05-11)

Stem cells can repair a damaged cornea
A new cornea may be the only way to prevent a patient going blind - but there is a shortage of donated corneas and the queue for transplantation is long. View News Article (2012-03-06)

IOVS publishes consensus findings on meibomian gland dysfunction
The first global consensus report on meibomian gland dysfunction - a major cause of lid disease and evaporative dry eye - has been published in a special issue of the Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS) journal. View News Article (2011-03-31)

Treating eye diseases with anti-VEGF therapies may have side effects
A new Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS) article reveals that increasingly aggressive therapies that block VEGF could cause damage in treating eye diseases. Scientists discovered inhibiting anti-VEGF might have a harmful effect on the tissue responsible for producing the fluid that bathes the eye, medically termed the ciliary body. View News Article (2013-01-14)

Uveal melanoma patients at higher risk for colon cancer
Higher Colon Cancer Risk in Uveal Melanoma Patients and Their Relatives Compared to General Population, will be presented by Frederick H. Davidorf, MD, during the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2007 Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. View News Article (2007-05-09)

Cornea cell density predictive of graft failure at 6 months post-transplant
A new predictor of cornea transplant success has been identified by the Cornea Donor Study (CDS) Investigator Group. View News Article (2010-01-12)

Long-term oral contraceptive users are twice as likely to have serious eye disease
Research presented today, at the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in New Orleans, has found that women who have taken oral contraceptives for three or more years are twice as likely to suffer from glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness which affects nearly 60 million worldwide. View News Article (2013-11-18)

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