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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.

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.
Retinal ganglion cell with a red cell body and green axons spread out over a large area

Real neurons are noisy. Can a retinal prosthetic figure that out?

September 16, 2020

The brain’s visual centers must be adept at filtering out noise from retinal cells to get to the true signal, and those filters have to constantly adapt. Prosthetic retinas are going to need this same filtering to succeed, NEI-funded research shows.
Illuminated neuron projection from visual cortext

Ultra-low power brain implants find meaningful signal in grey matter noise

July 27, 2020

University of Michigan researchers have dramatically reduced the power requirements of neural interfaces while improving their accuracy—a discovery that could lead to long-lasting brain implants.
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Study finds that special filters in glasses can help the color blind see colors better

July 13, 2020

A new study found that special patented glasses engineered with technically advanced spectral notch filters enhance color vision for those with the most common types of red-green color vision deficiency (“anomalous trichromacy”).
Eye scans showing retinal vein occlusion with and without Casp-9 inhibitor

New Eye Drops May Prevent a Common Cause of Blindness

June 29, 2020

Researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center have developed eye drops that could prevent vision loss after retinal vein occlusion, a major cause of blindness for millions of adults worldwide.
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Retinal Texture Could Provide Early Biomarker Of Alzheimer’s Disease

May 14, 2020

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have devised a new imaging device capable of measuring the various layers of the retina at the back of the eye, which could be used to detect Alzheimer's disease.
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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.
David Schmidtke

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.
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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.