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Surprise discovery in the blink of an eye
The scientists have discovered a new type of eye movement which they have called blink-associated resetting movement. (2016-08-23)

Many stroke patients experience delays in seeking and receiving care
A new study reveals that many patients are not aware that they are having a stroke when they are experiencing symptoms. (2016-08-22)

UA biomedical engineer sheds light on the mysteries of vision
University of Arizona biomedical engineer Erika Eggers examines how eyes adapt to light and retinal signaling pathways that may lead to blindness in people with diabetes, with $2.8 million from the National Science Foundation and National Eye Institute. (2016-08-22)

Increased eye cancer risk linked to pigmentation genes that dictate eye color
New research links specific inherited genetic differences to an increased risk for eye (uveal) melanoma, a rare form of melanoma that arises from pigment cells that determine eye color. scientists report the first evidence of a strong association between genes linked to eye color and development of uveal melanoma. Reported data suggests that inherited genetic factors associated with eye and skin pigmentation could increase a person's risk for uveal melanoma. (2016-08-19)

TSRI scientists find potential treatment for 'painful blindness' form of dry eye
A new study in animal models, led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute, suggests that lacrimal glands can be repaired by injecting a kind of regenerative 'progenitor' cell. (2016-08-18)

Low-income kids less likely to receive strabismus diagnoses
Back to school eye exams may not be the norm for all kids. A large study by Kellogg Eye Center shows strabismus is diagnosed much less in poor communities which puts kids at risk for permanent vision loss. (2016-08-17)

Researchers shed light on vascular growth factors in thyroid eye disease
Researchers have identified new underlying mechanisms of proptosis in patients with acute thyroid eye disease. In a report published in the journal Ophthalmology, the researchers describe vascular growth factors causing an abnormal proliferation of blood vessels, as well as the rare formation of lymphatic vessels, that may contribute to the dangerous swelling and inflammation that occurs in the orbits of these patients. (2016-08-17)

High expression of short gene appears to contribute to destructive eye pressures in glaucoma
Too much of a short gene that normally has the tall order of helping the eye continuously clear fluid and regulate intraocular pressure appears instead to have the opposite effect and contribute to the most common form of glaucoma. (2016-08-15)

Greenland sharks live for hundreds of years
The 5 meter long Greenland shark's general biology and way of life have been a mystery to biologists for many years. However, marine biologists at the University of Copenhagen have now deployed an epoch-making method to unveil one of the greatest of the mysteries surrounding this enigmatic shark -- and have come to an amazing revelation: with a life expectancy of at least 272 years, the Greenland shark has the longest life expectancy of all vertebrate animals known to science. (2016-08-12)

Army medicine opens the door for vision prosthetic prototypes
'When the eye and optic nerve are severely damaged, the hope of a cortical visual prosthetic is that by directly stimulating the brain's visual cortex, it can restore sight,' said Dr. Kenneth Bertram, Principal Assistant for Acquisition, USAMRMC. 'We are very pleased that the initial funding brings us three different approaches to the development of visual prostheses.' (2016-08-09)

Survey: Vision health a priority
Most respondents across all ethnic and racial groups surveyed described loss of eyesight as the worst ailment that could happen to them when ranked against other conditions including loss of limb, memory, hearing, or speech, and indicated high support for ongoing research for vision and eye health, according to a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology. (2016-08-04)

Dangerous chemical eye burns common in young children
One- and two-year-old children are at the highest risk of burning their eyes with chemicals, despite the long held belief that working-age adults were the most at risk from this type of severe eye injury, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests. (2016-08-04)

Vitamin A metabolism is linked to eye tissue fibrosis and scarring
In this issue of JCI Insight, two related studies report on the underlying cause of fibrosis in the eye and implicate an important role for vitamin A metabolism. (2016-08-04)

Alcohol abuse drug can be repurposed to treat a blinding disorder
Disulfiram prevents scars forming in a mouse model of scarring conjunctivitis. Human scar making cells, from patients with scarring conjunctivitis, are returned to normal by disulfiram. Disulfiram is currently licensed to treat alcohol abuse (sold as Antabuse). Disulfiram works by blocking the pathway that generates Vitamin A. (2016-08-04)

Three new species identified amongst the Tegu lizard family
The golden tegu lizard, previously thought to be a single species, may actually comprise four distinct clades, including three new cryptic species, according to a study published Aug. 3, 2016, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by John Murphy from the Field Museum of Natural History, USA and colleagues. (2016-08-03)

University of Leicester discovery sheds light on how vertebrates see
Discovery identifies details in eyes of 300-million-year-old lamprey and hagfish fossils. (2016-08-02)

Handheld device takes high-resolution images of children's retinas
Engineers and physicians at Duke University have developed a handheld device capable of capturing images of a retina with cellular resolution. The new probe will allow researchers to gather detailed structural information about the eyes of infants and toddlers for the first time. (2016-08-01)

NIH awards $2.4 million to MPFI scientist to investigate role of astrocytes in neural circuits
Dr. James Schummers, Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, has been awarded a $2.4 million five-year grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to study the properties of astrocytes, a prominent non-neuronal cell type in the brain, and what role they play in neural circuit function. (2016-07-28)

Gene therapy in a droplet could treat eye diseases, prevent blindness
Eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration are among the leading causes of irreversible vision loss and blindness worldwide. Currently, gene therapy can be administered to treat these conditions -- but this requires an injection. Now researchers report in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces a new way to deliver the treatment topically, without a needle. (2016-07-27)

The eyes are the window into the brain
Insight into how neurons in the cerebellum respond to rapid eye movements may provide clues for modern medical technology. (2016-07-26)

Study in mice suggests stem cells could ward off glaucoma
An infusion of stem cells could help restore proper drainage for fluid-clogged eyes at risk for glaucoma. That's the upshot of a study led by a Veterans Affairs and University of Iowa team. (2016-07-26)

NASA spies major Hurricane Georgette
Hurricane Georgette is a major hurricane in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of the powerful storm that showed a clear eye. (2016-07-25)

Ancient eye in the sky
An international team of researchers have discovered an extremely rare, double source plane gravitational lensing system, in which two distant galaxies are simultaneously lensed by a foreground galaxy, as part of the on-going Subaru Strategic Survey with Hyper Suprime-Cam. The discovery was made not in an astronomer's office, but in a classroom. The team dubbed the system 'Eye of Horus'. Such a rare system is a unique probe of fundamental physics of galaxies and cosmology. (2016-07-25)

UAB optometrist improves treatment and care for patients with dry eye
Individuals with dry eye have hope as researchers continue to learn more about causes, symptoms and treatments. (2016-07-21)

Why apnea patients are prone to suffer from glaucoma
Scientists at Hokkaido University have successfully measured the eye pressure of sleeping patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome for the first time, finding an unexpected correlation with glaucoma. (2016-07-21)

New method reconstructs highly detailed 3-D eyes from a single photograph
A digitally created face can have the most realistic looking skin imaginable and still look fabricated to audiences if the eyes aren't quite right. But a new technique developed by Disney Research can capture the crucial, yet subtle details of the eyes with just a single facial scan, or even a single photo. (2016-07-20)

Clinical trial tests cord tissue to treat macular degeneration
UIC is part of a national phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and tolerability of using cells derived from multipotent umbilical cord cells to treat age-related macular degeneration, the most common cause of vision loss in people over 55. (2016-07-20)

NASA's Aqua satellite sees an almost symmetrical Tropical Storm Estelle
NASA's Aqua satellite saw an almost well-rounded Tropical Storm Estelle and identified the locations of the strongest convection in the developing eyewall. (2016-07-19)

Model helps identify drugs to treat cat eye infections
A new model of eye infections in cats can be used to test drugs to treat these conditions. Early tests of the model have pointed to a new drug for treating feline herpesvirus-1 that will soon head to clinical trials. (2016-07-19)

NASA sees the hint of an eye in Tropical Storm Estelle
Tropical Storm Estelle continues to strengthen in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and NASA satellite imagery showed what appears to be a developing eye in the storm. (2016-07-18)

NASA looks at Hurricane Darby's cloud-filled eye, winds
NASA satellite imagery revealed a cloud-filled eye in a weaker Hurricane Darby. Although obscured by clouds in previous days, the eye was apparent in wind data from NASA's RapidScat instrument. (2016-07-18)

NASA sees Darby's clouded eye
The Suomi NPP satellite passed over Hurricane Darby and saw clouds in its eye as the storm continued tracking west in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. (2016-07-15)

Butterflies' diet impacts evolution of traits
A new study led by University of Minnesota researcher Emilie Snell-Rood finds that access to some nutrients may be a star player in shaping traits related to fitness such as fecundity and eye size over the long term. Given drastic increases in the availability of many nutrients due to the widespread use of fertilizers and road salts, the finding has important implications for agriculture and ecology. (2016-07-14)

Co-invented by OHSU's Dr. David Huang 25 years ago, OCT technology helps stop blindness
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology today published a special anniversary edition in their journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science with more than 70 articles to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the invention of Optical Coherence Tomography technology, co-invented by Oregon Health & Science University Casey Eye Institute's David Huang, M.D., Ph.D. while Huang was a Ph.D. student with James Fujimoto, Ph.D. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (2016-07-14)

NASA looks into Tropical Cyclone Celia's winds and rainfall rates
Tropical Cyclone Celia continued to generate heavy rains as it moved through the Eastern Pacific Ocean. NASA's RapidScat analyzed surface wind speeds while the GPM core satellite measured rainfall rates occurring within the storm. (2016-07-13)

Simple procedure could improve treatment for common eye disease
A new, minimally invasive procedure appears to be effective for many patients with the common eye disease Fuchs endothelial dystrophy, without the potential side effects and cost of the current standard of care, a cornea transplant. (2016-07-13)

Mantis shrimp roll their eyes to improve their vision
Imagine rolling your eyes to help you see more clearly. Although it wouldn't work for humans, new research published today in Nature Communications has shown mantis shrimp use eye rotations to enhance their polarization vision. (2016-07-12)

New eye test could detect glaucoma years earlier
UNSW Australia scientists have developed a testing protocol that identifies the blinding eye disease glaucoma four years earlier than current techniques. (2016-07-12)

Use it or lose it: Visual activity regenerates neural connections between eye and brain
A study in mice funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of NIH, shows for the first time that visual stimulation can help damaged retinal neurons regrow optic nerve fibers (retinal ganglion cell axons). In combination with chemically induced neural stimulation, axons grew further than in strategies tried previously. Treated mice partially regained visual function. The study demonstrates that adult regenerated CNS axons are capable of navigating to correct targets in the brain. (2016-07-11)

First-ever restoration of vision achieved in mice, Stanford researcher says
Experiments conducted under the leadership of a Stanford University School of Medicine investigator have succeeded, for the first time, in restoring multiple key aspects of vision in mammals. (2016-07-11)

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