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A Rift in the Retina May Help Repair the Optic Nerve

January 14, 2021

In experiments in mouse tissues and human cells, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have found that removing a membrane that lines the back of the eye may improve the success rate for regrowing nerve cells damaged by blinding diseases.

A Niche for the Eye

January 12, 2021

Research from the Stowers Institute suggests that the ciliary body might be key to detecting eye diseases before vision is impaired.
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.

Hydrogel Could Open New Path for Glaucoma Treatment Without Drugs or Surgery

December 7, 2020

Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a potential new treatment for the eye disease glaucoma that could replace daily eyedrops and surgery with a twice-a-year injection to control the buildup of pressure in the eye.
Axon nerve fibers on a red background

Vision Revision

December 2, 2020

Scientists reverse age-related vision loss, glaucoma damage in mice.
Scientist viewed through a laboratory shelf filled with bottles

AGI-supported researchers discover gene pathways that regenerate neurons between the eye and the brain

October 5, 2020

A team of researchers has identified networks of genes that allow neurons to regenerate in animals like zebrafish.
Zebrafish

Could a tiny fish hold the key to curing blindness?

September 25, 2020

NEI-funded scientists are hacking the zebrafish’s innate regenerative capacity to learn how to treat human disease.
Microscopy image in blue and green showing mouse optic nerve

NIH-funded study identifies stem cells in optic nerve

July 31, 2020

A National Eye Institute-funded study has identified a type of stem cell called a neural progenitor cell, in a region of the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain.
Computerized image of an eyeball, optic nerve and brain.

Study points to potential new approach to treating neurodegenerative diseases like glaucoma and Alzheimer’s disease

July 20, 2020

Researchers have shown for the first time that when one optic nerve in the eye is damaged, as in glaucoma, the opposite optic nerve comes to the rescue by sharing its metabolic energy.
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Machine learning helps grow artificial organs

July 7, 2020

Researchers have developed a neural network capable of recognizing retinal tissues during the process of their differentiation in a dish.