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Let there be 'circadian' light

February 20, 2020

Researchers at UW Medicine have decoded what makes good lighting – lighting capable of stimulating the cone photoreceptor inputs to specific neurons in the eye that regulate circadian rhythms.

Unlocking the mystery of corneal healing

February 14, 2020

New research by bioengineer David Schmidtke is helping understand how corneal repair cells called keratocytes sometimes result in scarring and blindness.

For Aging Patients, One Missed Doctor’s Visit Can Lead to Vision Loss

February 6, 2020

Missing a single ophthalmology appointment over a two-year period was associated with decreased visual acuity for patients with macular degeneration according to a new Penn Medicine study.

Tech that detects cause of preemie blindness gets federal nod

January 30, 2020

An artificial intelligence algorithm that can detect a potentially devastating cause of childhood blindness better than most human experts has been granted breakthrough status by the FDA.

Potential Way to Halt Blinding Macular Degeneration Identified

January 22, 2020

Researchers at the University of Virginia have successfully treated age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in mice after finding an unexpected link between the two main forms of the blinding eye disease.

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute scientists shed light on surprising visual development patterns

January 20, 2020

In a new study from Virginia Tech, neuroscientists reveal a surprising clue about how the intricate visual processing system forms during early brain development.

Reward improves visual perceptual learning — but only after people sleep

January 17, 2020

A new study from Brown researchers finds that rewards improve performance on a visual perceptual task only if participants sleep after training.

Neuroscientists Discover Brain Pressure Controls Eye Pressure, Revealing New Avenues for Glaucoma Treatment

January 13, 2020

Researchers at the University of South Florida have discovered a novel feedback pathway from the brain to the eye that modulates eye pressure – a significant advancement in the effort to diagnose and treat glaucoma.

How Do Fruit Flies See in Color?

January 9, 2020

Study from Columbia University uncovers human-like brain circuit at work. Their findings lay the groundwork for mapping mechanisms of color vision.

UNH Researchers Solve Protein Structure Associated with Inherited Retinal Diseases

December 23, 2019

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have reported the first structural model for a key enzyme, and its activating protein, that can play a role in some genetically inherited eye diseases like retinitis pigmentosa and night blindness.