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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.

New Treatment for Severe Dry Eye Disease Promising in Early Clinical Trials

May 7, 2019

Participants in a phase I/II clinical trial of a new enzyme-based treatment for severe dry eye disease experienced reduced signs of disease and discomfort, according to a paper in Translational Vision Science and Technology.

Experimental Drug Delivers One-Two Punch to Vision Loss

April 10, 2019

In studies with lab-grown human cells and in mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have found that an experimental drug may be twice as good at fighting vision loss as previously thought.

New Study Reshapes Understanding of How the Brain Recovers from Injury

March 20, 2019

New research, which appears in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, sheds light on how the damage in the brain caused by a stroke can lead to permanent vision impairment for approximately 265,000 Americans each year.

UNH Researchers Create a Hydrogel Contact Lens to Treat Serious Eye Disease

March 12, 2019

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have created a hydrogel that could one day be made into a contact lens to more effectively treat corneal melting.

Electrical Activity Early in Fruit Flies' Brain Development Could Shed Light on How Neurons Wire the Brain

February 12, 2019

Neurons somehow know which of their neighbors to connect with and which to avoid in the crowded environment of the central nervous system. But how?

Findings on eye-signal blending re-examine Nobel-winning research

January 17, 2019

“Our data suggest that the two eyes are merged as they arrive in the neocortex and not at a later stage of brain processing, as previously believed,” said Vanderbilt’s Alexander Maier, assistant professor of psychology.

NIH researchers rescue photoreceptors, prevent blindness in animal models of retinal degeneration

January 16, 2019

Using a novel patient-specific stem cell-based therapy, researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) prevented blindness in animal models of geographic atrophy, the advanced “dry” form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)...

Researchers design technology that sees nerve cells fire

December 12, 2018

Researchers at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, have created a noninvasive technology that detects when nerve cells fire based on changes in shape.

NEI Awards Prize for Progress Toward Developing Lab-Made Retinas

December 4, 2018

The National Eye Institute (NEI) awarded $25,000 to a team led by Wei Liu, Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, for demonstrating progress toward the development of a living model of the human retina...