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Eye diagram showing the uvea, optic nerve, retina, sclera, cornea and pupil.

International coalition classifies 25 subtypes of uveitis, an inflammatory eye disease

June 7, 2021

An international coalition of eye researchers used machine learning to develop classification criteria for 25 of the most common types of uveitis, a collection of over 30 diseases characterized by inflammation inside the eye.
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Vision researchers at Wayne State discover new therapy to treat eye infections

May 20, 2021

Researchers at the Wayne State University School of Medicine have discovered that a metabolite called itaconate produced during cellular metabolism plays a role in protecting the eye from abnormal inflammation during infection.

University of Maryland School of Medicine study identifies new mechanism that may cause blindness in older adults

April 12, 2021

Using laboratory-grown roundworms as well as human and mouse eye tissue, researchers have identified a new potential mechanism for age-related macular degeneration—the leading cause of blindness among older adults.

Yale team finds dozens of genes that block regeneration of neurons

March 2, 2021

In a massive screen of 400 mouse genes, Yale School of Medicine researchers have identified 40 genes actively involved in suppression of axon regeneration in central nervous system cells.

A new vision for AAV-delivered gene therapies

February 10, 2021

A broadly applicable AAV genome-coupled immunomodulation strategy helps cloak the AAV virus from unwanted immune responses, and offers important insights into ocular inflammation.

Cold Sores: Here’s How Stress, Illness and Even Sunburn Trigger Flareups

February 10, 2021

Researchers at the UVA School of Medicine have shed light on what causes herpes simplex virus to flare up, explaining how stress, illness and even sunburn can trigger unwanted outbreaks.

HIV Drugs May Help Prevent Blinding Macular Degeneration

February 1, 2021

Scientists have identified a group of drugs that may help stop a leading cause of vision loss after making an unexpected discovery that overturns a fundamental belief about DNA.

Discovery Of New Cell May Be Key To Treating Incurable Neurological Diseases

October 26, 2020

Researchers at Ohio State and the University of Michigan discovered a new type of immune cell that not only rescues damaged nerve cells from death, but partially reverses nerve fiber damage.

Therapy using immune system cells preserves vision in mice implanted with rare eye cancer

October 12, 2020

A treatment that uses immune system T-cells, combined with an immune-boosting drug packaged in an injectable gel, was found to preserve the vision of mice implanted with tissue from a human eye cancer known as retinoblastoma.
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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.