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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.

New strategy for treating common retinal diseases shows promise

October 27, 2020

Scientists at Scripps Research have uncovered a potential new strategy for treating eye diseases that affect millions of people around the world, often resulting in blindness.

OMRF discovery holds potential for reversing vision loss

October 6, 2020

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientists have identified a compound that could give birth to therapies for a host of eye diseases that include retinopathy of prematurity and diabetic retinopathy.
Colorful confocal image of endothelial cells and microglia

New treatment targets found for blinding retinal disease

August 10, 2020

When the eye isn’t getting enough oxygen in the face of common conditions like premature birth or diabetes, it can result in blindness. Scientists have identified new points where they may be able to enable recovery.
Rods and cones: Photoreceptors in a human retina

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.

Four in 10 US Adults Are at High Risk for Vision Loss

March 12, 2020

In 2017, approximately 93 million US adults aged 18 years or older, or about 4 in 10, were at high risk for vision loss, according to a new study published in JAMA Ophthalmology.
Mouse retinal blood vessels

‘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.
Blood vessels in the retina

Helper protein worsens diabetic eye disease

November 27, 2019

In a recent study using mice, lab-grown human retinal cells and patient samples, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they found evidence of a new pathway that may contribute to degeneration of the light sensitive tissue at the back of the eye.
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Joslin Researchers Uncover Protective Factor in Diabetic Eye Disease

July 3, 2019

Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have shown that a protein found in the eye can protect against and potentially treat diabetic eye disease.