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Researchers Find That Nicotinamide May Help Treat Fibrotic Eye Diseases and Mitigate Vision

April 2, 2020

Nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3, can inhibit aggressive cell transformations during wound healing and may be key to the development of therapies to treat fibrotic eye diseases that impair vision.

Lipid helps heal the eye’s frontline protection

March 27, 2020

A species of a lipid that naturally helps skin injuries heal appears to also aid repair of common corneal injuries, even when other conditions, like diabetes, make healing difficult, scientists report.

NIH researchers discover tooth-enamel protein in eyes with dry AMD

March 13, 2020

A protein that normally deposits mineralized calcium in tooth enamel may also be responsible for calcium deposits in the back of the eye in people with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

‘Primitive’ Stem Cells Shown to Regenerate Blood Vessels in The Eye

March 9, 2020

Researchers turn back the biological hands of time, making adult cells revert to a primitive state with the potential to replace and repair retinal blood vessels.

A new model of vision

March 4, 2020

Computer model of face processing could reveal how the brain produces richly detailed visual representations so quickly.

Earliest look at newborns' visual cortex reveals the minds babies are born with

March 2, 2020

According to a study from Emory University, as young as six days a baby’s brain appears hardwired for the specialized tasks of seeing faces and seeing places.

New Method Gives Glaucoma Researchers Control Over Eye Pressure

February 24, 2020

Neuroscientists at the University of South Florida have become the first to definitively prove pressure in the eye is sufficient to cause and explain glaucoma.

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.

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.