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Two boys smile at the camera. Asymmetric dark spots block parts of the image, representing vision loss from diabetic retinopathy.

AI algorithms detect diabetic eye disease inconsistently

January 5, 2021

Researchers from UW Medicine have found that artificial intelligence-based screening algorithms to diagnose diabetic retinopathy do not perform as well as they claim.
Dr. Emily Chew of the National Eye Institute examines a patient’s eyes. Photo credit: National Eye Institute.

Routine eye scans may give clues to cognitive decline in diabetes

January 4, 2021

Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center now have shown that routine eye imaging can identify changes in the retina that may be associated with cognitive disorders in older people with type 1 diabetes.
Fundus photo showing medium drusen

VisionQuest Gains FDA 510(k) Clearance for the Image Quality Analyzer Software

December 30, 2020

The IQA is a software system intended for use in importing, displaying, analyzing and managing images acquired with digital fundus cameras. The patented software detects the most common causes of retinal imaging artifacts.
Image shows eye globe, optic nerve, lens, cornea, pupil, meshwork, angle, and were fluid forms and exits the front of the eye.

Cataract surgery in infancy increases glaucoma risk

December 17, 2020

Children who undergo cataract surgery as infants have a 22% risk of glaucoma 10 years later, whether or not they receive an intraocular lens implant. The findings come from the National Eye Institute (NEI)-funded Infant Aphakic Treatment Study.

Surgical and drug treatment options lead to similar outcomes for diabetic eye disease

December 15, 2020

Surgical and injectable drug approaches are equally effective for treatment of bleeding inside the eye from proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR), according to a National Eye Institute (NEI)-supported clinical study from the DRCR Retina Network .
3D printed model of Sars-CoV-2

COVID-19 Found in The Cornea: Are Transplants a Transmission Risk?

December 10, 2020

A multi-institutional study finds that COVID-19 can be found in post-mortem corneal tissue, highlighting the importance of the donor screening process.
Stem cell illustastration

New stem cell technique offers hope for those with corneal damage

September 1, 2020

Harvard Medical School surgeons at Massachusetts Eye and Ear have replaced the ocular surface of four patients who each experienced chemical burns to one eye.
person leaping across rock crevice. Credit: Sammie Vasquez Upsplash

Scientists Identify the Cognitive Limitations that Hamper Our Decision-Making

August 26, 2020

How do we weigh risks? A new study from New York University and Peking University found that our cognitive limitations distort our notions of probability.
Multifocal contact lenses.

Multifocal contact lenses slow myopia progression in children

August 11, 2020

Children wearing multifocal contact lenses had slower progression of their myopia, according to results from a clinical trial funded by the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.
An illustration of a human brain with stimulated neurons.

Study helps to settle debate on roles of REM and non-REM sleep in visual learning

July 20, 2020

A study by a team of Brown University researchers sheds new light on the complementary roles of REM and non-REM sleep in visual perceptual learning.