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New study finds short-sightedness is becoming more common across Europe
Myopia or short-sightedness is becoming more common across Europe, according to a new study led by King's College London. (2015-05-11)
Scientists discover gene tied to profound vision loss
An exhaustive hereditary analysis of a large Louisiana family with vision issues has uncovered a new gene tied to an incurable eye disorder called retinitis pigmentosa, according to an examination led by scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. (2015-01-15)
International vision and driving experts coming to Detroit
This bi-annual research congress brings authorities on vision and driving together to discuss their research on such topics as autonomous cars, driver distraction and traffic signals for color-blind drivers. (2013-08-15)
The Allergan Foundation donates $2 million to advance eye research and treatment
The University of California, Irvine has received a $2 million gift from The Allergan Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Allergan, Inc. (2006-05-08)
Study Ensures Effective Ways To Measure Macular Pigment Density
Dietary lutein and zeaxanthin are the major determinants to explain macular pigment optical density, according to research presented at the ARVO 1999 annual meeting. (1999-05-08)
Is more, better? Finding the balance between nutritional supplements and eye health
In the past decade, ophthalmologists have been prescribing nutritional supplements to be taken daily to prevent or slow vision loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). (2016-10-27)
American Academy of Ophthalmology launches national initiative to benchmark and improve patient care
The American Academy of Ophthalmology today unveiled the nation's first comprehensive eye disease and condition patient database. (2013-11-17)
Nearsightedness progression in children slowed down by medicated eye drops
Atropine .01 percent eye drops slow down nearsightedness by roughly 50 percent in five-year clinical trial on Singaporean children. (2015-11-16)
Another reason to exercise: Protecting your sight
People who engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity may be able to significantly lower their risk of glaucoma, according to research presented today at AAO 2017, the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. (2017-11-13)
New approach to assessing glaucoma risk may help physicians decide who needs treatment
A new approach for assessing glaucoma risk factors could be the first step in helping ophthalmologists determine the risk of progression from ocular hypertension to glaucoma and blindness, according to an article published today in the September issue of the American Journal of Ophthalmology. (2004-09-13)
Mass. Eye and Ear awarded largest NIH grant in hospital's history
The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary has received an $11 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, the largest National Institutes of Health grant in this hospital's 187-year history, to coordinate the Harvard-wide Project on Antibiotic Resistance. (2011-09-06)
Video games used in new treatment that may fix 'lazy eye' in older children
A new study conducted in an eye clinic in India found that correction of amblyopia, also called (2011-10-23)
University of Granada researchers make the first bioartificial organ in Spain
Researchers extracted pig corneal cells and replaced them with human stem cells. (2011-04-14)
Thirty-five Loyola physicians named to Chicago magazine's 2016 Top Doctors list
Thirty-five Loyola University Medical Center physicians have been named to Chicago magazine's 2016 Top Doctors list. (2016-01-04)
Blacks at greater risk for developing cataracts
For the first time, a nine-year population study has demonstrated that persons of African descent have nearly twice the incidence of cataracts than Caucasians. (2004-03-01)
First corneal transplant with pre-loaded donor tissue performed at Mass. Eye and Ear
The first successful cornea transplant with donor endothelial tissue preloaded by an eye bank has been performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear in Boston, Mass. (2013-05-07)
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. (2016-08-17)
Seeing may be believing -- but is it the same as looking?
If you see something, it's because you're looking at it, right? (2008-03-25)
Researchers identify factors responsible for chronic nature of autoimmune disease
Researchers have uncovered two factors responsible for the chronic, lifelong nature of autoimmune disorders, which tend to flare up intermittently in affected patients. (2017-01-04)
Announcing 3 special sessions during ARVO 2013 Annual Meeting
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology is pleased to host three special sessions during the 2013 Annual Meeting (May 5 - 9) in Seattle, Wash. (2013-04-22)
Can heart disease treatments combat AMD?
Can treatments that reduce risks for cardiovascular disease also help combat age-related macular degeneration, an eye disease that affects millions of Americans? (2009-12-01)
May 2005 Ophthalmology journal
Studies from the May 2005 issue of Ophthalmology, the clinical journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, are now available. (2005-05-01)
Scientists find potential target for dry AMD
Scientists have good news for patients who suffer from currently untreatable dry age-related macular degeneration (dry AMD). (2015-11-03)
Dyson Foundation gives $5 Million for ophthalmology research at Weill Cornell Medical College
The Dyson Foundation has given $5 million to Weill Cornell Medical College towards the Dyson Family Ophthalmology Floor in the Weill Greenberg Center, the new ambulatory care and medical education building. (2007-05-23)
HSP72 confers protection in retinal ganglion cells and lateral geniculate nucleus neurons
Optic nerve transection increased the expression of heat shock protein 72 in the lateral geniculate body, indicating that this protein is involved in the prevention of neuronal injury. (2014-08-16)
New study suggests the brain predicts what eyes in motion will see
When the eyes move, objects in the line of sight suddenly jump to a different place on the retina, but the mind perceives the scene as stable and continuous. (2009-08-25)
Children's eye injuries from nonpowder guns on the rise
Over 3,000 children were treated in US emergency departments in 2012 for eye injuries related to paintball guns, airsoft guns, BB guns and pellet guns, which are popular nonpowder guns. (2015-04-27)
First evidence of gene therapy for abnormal blood vessel growth in newborns
The first evidence of the potential for gene therapy to treat eye disease that stems from abnormal blood vessel growth is revealed in research published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. (2001-07-18)
Retinopathy of prematurity: New developments are cause for hope
A mini-symposium published in the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) provides important insights into new techniques and treatments that show promise for eliminating retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) throughout the world. (2017-01-17)
Researchers find that inhibiting microRNAs may help prevent degenerative eye disorders
Blocking two tiny molecules of RNA -- a chemical cousin of DNA -- appears to suppress the abnormal growth of blood vessels that occurs in degenerative eye disorders, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found. (2011-06-07)
Anti-HIV drugs save vision, improve outlook for AIDS patients
A new study from Johns Hopkins researchers shows the multiple anti-HIV drug regimen called highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) saves eyesight as well as lives. (2003-05-13)
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)
Wearable device helps vision-impaired avoid collision
Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Schepens Eye Research Institute used an obstacle course to evaluate a wearable collision warning device they developed for patients with peripheral vision loss. (2015-03-26)
UK researcher finds 'switching' compound for angiogenesis
For the second time in a week Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, UK HealthCare physician and associate professor and vice chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, announced a discovery from his lab that will affect the future of macular degeneration treatment and research. (2006-02-02)
Researchers elucidate cause of death of photoreceptor cells in retinitis pigmentosa
Research conducted at the Angiogenesis Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, has for the first time, identified the mode of death of cone photoreceptor cells in an animal model of retinitis pigmentosa. (2012-08-20)
Laser treatment not effective in preventing vision loss for people with early AMD
According to a study that appears in the November 2006 issue of the journal Ophthalmology, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and 21 other clinical centers have found that low-intensity laser treatment -- thought to be potentially beneficial in slowing or preventing the loss of vision from age-related macular degeneration -- is ineffective in preventing complications of AMD or vision loss. (2006-11-01)
June 2005 Ophthalmology journal
Studies from the June 2005 issue of Ophthalmology, the clinical journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, are now available. (2005-06-01)
Peripheral prism glasses help hemianopia patients get around
Mass. Eye and Ear led research shows Peripheral prism glasses provide a simple and inexpensive mobility rehabilitation intervention for hemianopia (blindness in one half of the visual field in both eyes). (2013-11-07)
Halloween can be dangerous for those wearing illegal costume contact lenses
They can turn brown eyes blue or human eyes to monster eyes. (2003-10-27)
Home measurement of eye pressure in children may improve management of glaucoma
Measurement of pressure within the eye, or intraocular pressure (IOP), is known to fluctuate throughout the day, and wide swings in patients with glaucoma are believed to be related to the progression of the disease. (2012-03-06)
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