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Telescope technology used to take first accurate images of glaucoma-related eye structure
Researchers at the IU School of Optometry have used adaptive optics technology to create the first undistorted microscopic images of the eye's trabecular meshwork, which could help improve treatment for glaucoma. (2019-10-11)
Protein-transport discovery may help define new strategies for treating eye disease
Many forms of vision loss stem from a common source: impaired communication between the eye and the brain. (2019-08-21)
Regenerating human retinal ganglion cells in the dish to inform glaucoma treatment
People have a limited ability to regenerate nerves after injury or illness. (2019-07-02)
Long-term statin use associated with lower glaucoma risk
A new study brings the connection between statin use and risk of glaucoma into sharper focus. (2019-06-26)
Synthetic version of CBD treats seizures in rats
A synthetic, non-intoxicating analogue of cannabidiol (CBD) is effective in treating seizures in rats, according to research by chemists at UC Davis. (2019-05-28)
Inhibition of protein phosphorylation promotes optic nerve regeneration after injury
Research results from a recent study led by a Waseda University-led team suggest that the inhibition of phosphorylation of microtubule-binding protein CRMP2 could be a novel approach to the development of treatments for optic neuropathies, such as glaucoma and traumatic injury. (2019-05-21)
Study looks at association of high cholesterol levels, statin use with glaucoma risk
A study of adults 40 and older suggests high cholesterol levels are associated with increased risk for the most common form of glaucoma, while longer use of a cholesterol-lowering statin, compared with never using, was associated with lower risk. (2019-05-02)
Study merges big data and zebrafish biology to reveal mechanisms of human disease
In a series of studies that volleyed between large databases and research in zebrafish, Vanderbilt investigators have discovered a link between vascular biology and eye disease. (2019-04-24)
Health burden of glaucoma has risen worldwide
The health burden of glaucoma has continuously increased around the globe in the past 25 years, according to an Acta Opthalmologica study. (2019-02-21)
UAlberta scientists first to pinpoint a cause of pigmentary glaucoma
An international team of researchers has identified a gene responsible for the onset of pigmentary glaucoma, which may lead to new therapies for the condition. (2019-01-30)
IUPUI researchers re-create retinal microenvironment in a dish with human stem cells
IUPUI biologists have developed a way to create more-mature models that better mimic the environment in the human retina by creating cells that can be further used to study disease such as glaucoma. (2019-01-24)
Nerve growth factor: Early studies and recent clinical trials
NGF is the first discovered member of a family of neurotrophic factors, collectively indicated as neurotrophins, (which include brain-derived neurotrophic factor, neurotrophin-3 and neurotrophin 4/5). (2019-01-18)
Study suggests CBD may worsen glaucoma, raise eye pressure
A study from researchers at Indiana University has found that CBD -- a major chemical component in marijuana -- appears to increase pressure inside the eye of mice, suggesting the use of the substance in the treatment of glaucoma may actually worsen the condition. (2018-12-17)
Using EHR-linked medication reminders for glaucoma patients
Mobile device reminders have been associated with better medication adherence and linking reminders to patient electronic health records (EHRs) could potentially allow some oversight by clinicians. (2018-12-13)
NTU Singapore scientists develop 'contact lens' patch to treat eye diseases
NTU Singapore scientists have developed a 'contact lens' patch with microneedles that could be a painless and efficient alternative to current methods of treating eye diseases such as glaucoma. (2018-11-20)
A major step toward non-viral ocular gene therapy using laser and nanotechnology
Gold nanoparticles, which act like 'nanolenses,' concentrate the energy produced by the extremely short pulse of a femtosecond laser to create a nanoscale incision on the surface of the eye's retina cells. (2018-11-19)
Traditional glaucoma test can miss severity of disease
The most common test for glaucoma can underestimate the severity of the condition by not detecting the presence of central vision loss, also known as macular degeneration, according to a new Columbia University study. (2018-11-08)
Purdue's giant leap toward personalized medicine helps eyes drain themselves
Purdue University researchers created a new smart drainage device to help patients with glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness in the world, as they try to save their eyesight. (2018-11-08)
Meditation: An effective new therapy to reduce eye pressure in primary open-angle glaucoma
A new era in the management of glaucoma is ushered in by a landmark study published in the Journal of Glaucoma, Official Journal of the World Glaucoma Association. (2018-11-05)
Disarm Therapeutics presents new data validating role of SARM1 in axonal degeneration
Data presented at Neuroscience 2018 demonstrates genetic deletion of SARM1 protects axons in the central and peripheral nervous systems with a corresponding reduction of blood neurofilament-light (NF-L), a clinically validated biomarker of axonal degeneration (2018-11-03)
Biomarkers facilitate early detection of glaucoma
Researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have identified new potential biomarkers that may facilitate early detection of glaucoma in patients. (2018-10-25)
Therapy applied directly inside the eye best for treating uveitic macular edema
Delivery of corticosteroids directly into the eye is more effective than injections adjacent to the eye, according to results from a comparative clinical trial of macular edema in patients with noninfectious uveitis. (2018-09-27)
Focus on aging eyes: Poll finds primary care providers play key role in eye care after 50
A new poll suggests that primary care providers could play an important role in promoting vision care for adults age 50 and older, especially for those most in need of eye exams, and those most sensitive to the cost. (2018-09-05)
UBC study raises the standard for measuring nerve cell death
Researchers at UBC's Okanagan campus have developed a new and improved method to judge the effectiveness of experimental therapies for neurodegeneration--the progressive loss of neurons. (2018-08-27)
Autoimmune response drives vision loss in glaucoma
A research team from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and MIT has shown that immune cells in the eye that developed in response to early exposure to bacteria are a key contributor to progressive vision loss from glaucoma, the second leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world. (2018-08-10)
Study suggests glaucoma may be an autoimmune disease
A new study from MIT and Massachusetts Eye and Ear finds glaucoma may be an autoimmune disorder, mediated by T cells that target heat shock proteins in the retina. (2018-08-10)
Eye conditions provide new lens screening for Alzheimer's disease
A study of 3,877 randomly selected patients found a significant link between three degenerative eye diseases -- age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma -- and Alzheimer' disease. (2018-08-08)
Turmeric eye drops could treat glaucoma
A derivative of turmeric could be used in eye drops to treat the early stages of glaucoma, finds a new study led by UCL and Imperial College London researchers. (2018-07-23)
Altitude sickness drug appears to slow progression of glioblastoma
A drug used to treat altitude sickness may help patients with glioblastoma, according to a study published July 4, 2018, in the journal Science Translational Medicine. (2018-07-09)
Researchers identify genetic variants that may predict glaucoma risk
A study led by scientists from King's College London, University College London, Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School has identified 133 genetic variants that could help predict the risk of developing glaucoma, the world's leading cause of incurable blindness. (2018-05-21)
Keto diet protects optic nerve in glaucoma mouse model
Switching mice destined to develop glaucoma to a low carbohydrate, high fat diet protects the cells of the retina and their connections to the brain from degeneration, according to research published in JNeurosci. (2018-05-14)
New diagnostic technique picks up the S in vision
A new technique that could help improve diagnosis of vision disorders has been successfully tested at the University of Bradford, UK. (2018-05-01)
Butterfly wings inspire light-manipulating surface for medical implants
Nanostructures inspired by transparent butterfly wings help eye implants function better and safely avoid biofouling. (2018-04-30)
New glaucoma treatment could ease symptoms while you sleep
Eye drops developed by UBC researchers could one day treat glaucoma while you sleep -- helping to heal a condition that is one of the leading causes of blindness around the world. (2018-04-11)
Half of vision impairment in first world is preventable
Around half of vision impairment in Western Europe is preventable, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. (2018-03-26)
Toward precision medicine: First comprehensive look at human retinal cell diversity
In work that brings researchers closer to the goal of precision medicine approaches to treating glaucoma and other neurodegenerative vision diseases, a new IUPUI study has, for the first time, been able to identify a wide variety of previously unknown cell subtypes in the human eye. (2018-03-22)
Do racial and gender disparities exist in newer glaucoma treatments?
The American Glaucoma Society today announced that it has awarded a grant to Mildred MG Olivier, MD, to study how often minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) devices and procedures are used in black and Latino glaucoma patients and whether these devices perform similarly across races, ethnicities, genders, ages, and regions. (2018-03-02)
New directions found in understanding, fighting glaucoma
Two distinctive handfuls of short molecules that regulate gene expression have been found in the eye fluid of patients with two distinct types of vision degenerating glaucoma. (2018-02-26)
New glaucoma drugs yield large, lasting reductions in intraocular pressure
Two novel ocular hypotensive agents that have just been approved for use in humans -- netarsudil and latanoprostene bunod (LBN) -- greatly reduce intraocular pressure, with lasting results in various animal models of glaucoma and in humans. (2018-02-21)
Neutron study of glaucoma drugs offers clues about enzyme targets for aggressive cancers
A team of researchers from ORNL's Energy and Transportation Science Division is using neutron imaging to study particulate filters that collect harmful emissions in vehicles. (2018-02-12)
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