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New biomarkers may detect early eye changes that can lead to diabetes-related blindness

July 28, 2021

New biomarkers found in the eyes could unlock the key to helping manage diabetic retinopathy, and perhaps even diabetes, according to new research conducted at the Indiana University School of Optometry.
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Scientists uncover how decisions about what we see are relayed back through the brain

July 27, 2021

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered that decisions based on visual information is broadcast widely to neurons in the visual system, including to those that are not being used to make the decision.
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NEI-funded technology promises to broaden access to retinal scanning

July 22, 2021

A National Eye Institute-funded project at Duke University has yielded a fully automated optical coherence tomography (OCT) device that does not require a trained operator and promises to broaden access to retinal imaging technology.

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