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ARVO Kupfer Award to Research to Prevent Blindness chairman
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology announced today that David F. (2007-05-03)
Harlem Hospital Center, Columbia affiliate, recognized for efforts to fight glaucoma
Harlem Hospital Center, an affiliate of Columbia University Medical Center, was awarded a $176,650 grant from the Friends of the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus Foundation for glaucoma screenings in the Harlem and upper Manhattan communities. (2004-12-15)
U of M researcher says Viagra may cause permanent vision loss in some men
Ophthalmologists at the University of Minnesota say that a condition that causes permanent vision loss has been diagnosed in a small group of men who have taken the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra. (2005-03-30)
Research to Prevent Blindness awards $5.3 million in grants to support eye research
Research to Prevent Blindness, the world's leading voluntary health organization supporting eye research, has awarded 43 grants totaling $5,308,000 for research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of all blinding diseases. (2013-07-17)
Glaucoma leading cause of blindness in Hispanics
Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness among U.S. Hispanics, while cataracts are the leading cause of visual impairment, according to results of a national study led by Johns Hopkins researchers. (2002-04-05)
USC Eye Institute study shows Native American ancestry a risk factor for eye disease
New research from the University of Southern California Eye Institute, part of Keck Medicine of University of Southern California, shows for the first time that Native American ancestry is a significant risk factor for vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy among Latinos with type 2 diabetes. (2014-08-21)
Research provides insight into new drug resistance in hospital microbes
Hospitals struggle to prevent the infections that complicate treatment for cancer, joint replacement, heart surgery and other conditions. (2011-07-13)
Daily vitamins could prevent vision loss among thousands
If every American at risk for advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) took daily supplements of antioxidant vitamins and zinc, more than 300,000 people could avoid AMD-associated vision loss over the next five years, according to results of a new government study led in part by researchers at Johns Hopkins' Wilmer Eye Institute. (2003-11-10)
A lifetime of outdoor activity may contribute to common eye disease; sunglasses may help
Residential geography, time spent in the sun, and whether or not sunglasses are worn may help explain why some people develop exfoliation syndrome, an eye condition that is a leading cause of secondary open-angle glaucoma and can lead to an increased risk of cataract and cataract surgery complications, according to a study published on Sept. (2014-09-04)
Scientists successfully awaken sleeping stem cells
Scientists at Schepens Eye Research Institute have discovered what chemical in the eye triggers the dormant capacity of certain non-neuronal cells to transform into progenitor cells, a stem-like cell that can generate new retinal cells. (2008-03-18)
Transgenic Mice With Widest Known Range Of Vision Among Mammals Created To Investigate Human Vision Problems, Evolution Of Sight
Researchers have created transgenic mice with the widest known spectral range of vision of any mammal by introducing a gene that produces a human photopigment into mice embryos. (1998-05-11)
Researchers discover glaucoma not just in the eyes
Researchers at the University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hospital believe there's more to glaucoma than meets the eye -- they have discovered that the disease associated with blindness affects not only the eyes but the entire visual system, including the brain. (2000-03-19)
Elsevier announces publishing the Ocular Surface
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce newly acquiring the Ocular Surface, a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the external eye and vision. (2012-01-19)
Editorial: Eye cancer research becomes a collaborative pursuit
Research on ocular cancer has expanded in recent years to involve well-designed, multicenter collaborative studies that help continue the advancement of knowledge in the field, according to an editorial in the March issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2010-03-08)
Innovation in medical and surgical eye care takes center stage at AAO 2016
Chicago will become the global epicenter of the latest discoveries in ophthalmology this week as thousands of eye physicians and surgeons attend AAO 2016, the American Academy of Ophthalmology's 120th annual meeting. (2016-10-13)
OHSU researchers first to use new technology to spot rare eye infection
Researchers at Oregon Health Sciences University have used a confocal microscope to locate an organism called acanthamoeba in the eye. (2000-03-20)
American Academy of Ophthalmology announces outstanding humanitarian service award recipients
The American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Eye M.D. Association, has announced its Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award recipients for 2003. (2003-08-28)
Significant global shortfall of trained eye doctors now and in future
Despite more than 200 000 eye doctors in practice around the globe, capacity is not keeping pace with the growing demands of aging populations and the current needs of developing countries, finds research published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. (2012-03-26)
New 'implanted contacts' designed to fix nearsightedness
UT Southwestern Medical Center ophthalmologists will be the first in the area to insert a new type of implanted lens to fix nearsightedness. (2006-02-27)
Preserving photoreceptor cells following retinal injury
Mass. Eye and Ear/HMS Researchers discovered that there was a significant increase in the immune system's 'alternative complement pathway' following retinal detachment and that this pathway facilitated early photoreceptor cell death after injury. (2015-07-22)
Brain injury and stress disorder strong indicators of vision problems for veterans
Many veterans of the United States armed forces who have traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder also have undiagnosed, chronic vision problems, according to two studies presented today at the 116th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, jointly conducted this year with the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology. (2012-11-11)
Promising cell protein may play role in infection and dry eye
A protein found in various cell types including the skin, has been discovered in the tissue covering the eye and may have future clinical implications in various pathologies of the ocular surface such as eye infection or dry eye. (2006-05-16)
Good news for aging eyes
Today's senior citizens are reporting fewer visual impairment problems than their counterparts from a generation ago, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. (2012-06-28)
Trained nurses and laypersons perform well as preschool vision screeners
Trained nurses and laypersons can be as adept at conducting vision screenings of preschoolers as optometrists and ophthalmologists according to the results of a recent study published in the August 2005 issue of Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS). (2005-07-26)
August 2004 Ophthalmology journal
Studies from the August 2004 issue of Ophthalmology, the clinical journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, are now available. (2004-08-01)
Bungee Cords Can Cause Severe Eye Damage, Doctor Warns
Bungee cords, elastic devices used for securing equipment, can cause serious damage to the eye that may result in future vision problems if not used carefully. (1998-04-22)
LASIK works well, according to long-term study of highly myopic patients
Although over 18 million LASIK procedures have been performed worldwide, there is still some controversy regarding the maximum correction possible and efficacy with this technique. (2007-12-28)
Researchers develop magnifying smartphone screen app for visually impaired
Researchers from the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School have developed a smartphone application that projects a magnified smartphone screen to Google Glass, which users can navigate using head movements to view a corresponding portion of the magnified screen. (2016-04-22)
Joan W. Miller, M.D., FARVO, elected to the National Academy of Medicine
Joan Whitten Miller, M.D., Henry Willard Williams Professor of Ophthalmology and Chair of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, and Chief of Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital, has been elected to membership in the prestigious National Academy of Medicine. (2015-10-19)
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. (2009-06-14)
Ophthalmologists uncover autoimmune process that causes rejection of secondary corneal transplants
UT Southwestern Medical Center ophthalmologists have identified an important cause of why secondary corneal transplants are rejected at triple the rate of first-time corneal transplants. (2015-04-16)
USC ophthalmologists announce launch of permanent retinal implant study
Ophthalmologists at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California have implanted a permanent retinal prosthesis-also known as a microelectronic retinal implant-into their first patient, as part of an FDA-approved feasibility trial. (2002-04-30)
New DNA test for diagnosing diseases linked to childhood blindness
Researchers in the United Kingdom have demonstrated that advanced DNA testing for congenital cataracts can quickly and accurately diagnose a number of rare diseases marked by childhood blindness, according to a study published online today in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. (2014-08-21)
Researchers show beneficial role of risk calculator in fighting progression of glaucoma
A new glaucoma risk calculator, which estimates a patient's risk of converting from high eye pressure, or ocular hypertension, to glaucoma, will help physicians determine whether to initiate therapy for patients. (2005-10-17)
New contact-lens materials will revolutionize the industry, UT Southwestern researchers report
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas report that contact lenses, both rigid and soft, made from new hyper-oxygen transmissible materials are expected to reduce the possibility of bacterial infection better than contact lenses currently on the market. (2002-01-05)
Contact lens discomfort: What is it, why does it occur and how can it be treated?
Contact lens discomfort may be the leading cause of patient dissatisfaction with, and discontinuation of, contact lens wear throughout the world -- but there is little agreement among vision researchers and eye care professionals about how to define and manage its causes. (2013-10-21)
Don't want to wear reading glasses? Now you may not have to
It is an inevitable part of aging many baby boomers face. (2004-08-17)
New device finds early signs of eye disease in preemies
Tell-tale signs of a condition that can blind premature babies are being seen for the first time using a new handheld device in a study at Duke University Medical Center. (2009-09-21)
Not just your imagination: The brain perceives optical illusions as real motion
Ever get a little motion sick from an illusion graphic designed to look like it's moving? (2009-02-02)
Pioneers in field of functional genomics work toward gene therapy for vision defects
For millennia anglers have wondered how fish see colors, and the rainbow of lures in every bait shop reveal that we're still guessing. (2006-12-11)
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