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Children’s Brains Reorganize After Epilepsy Surgery to Retain Visual Perception

June 4, 2019

Children can keep full visual perception – the ability to process and understand visual information – after brain surgery for severe epilepsy, according to a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health.

A Step Closer to Identifying Cause of a Blinding Disease

May 22, 2019

Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is an inherited form of vision loss that causes people to have trouble with their colour vision and difficulty seeing in the centre of their visual field.

A Road Map to Stem Cell Development

May 22, 2019

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report they have created a method of mapping how the central nervous system develops by tracking the genes expressed in cells.

Research Suggests Revision to Common View on How Retinal Cells in Mammals Process Light

May 16, 2019

Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say that new experiments with mouse eye tissues strongly suggest that a longstanding “textbook concept” about the way a mammal’s retina processes light needs a rewrite.

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.

Putting Vision Models to the Test

May 2, 2019

MIT neuroscientists have performed the most rigorous testing yet of computational models that mimic the brain’s visual cortex.

Watchful Waiting Reasonable for Patients with Diabetic Macular Edema and Good Vision

April 29, 2019

People with good vision despite having center-involved diabetic macular edema can safely forego immediate treatment of their eye condition as long as they are closely monitored, and treatment begins promptly if vision worsens, according to clinical trial.

Brains of Blind People Adapt to Sharpen Sense of Hearing, Study Shows

April 22, 2019

Research has shown that people who are born blind or become blind early in life often have a more nuanced sense of hearing, especially when it comes to musical abilities and tracking moving objects in space (imagine crossing a busy road using sound alone)

Microglia, the Immune Cells of the Central Nervous System, Shown to Regulate Neuroinflammation

April 22, 2019

A research team at Massachusetts Eye and Ear has shown that microglia, the primary immune cells of the central nervous system—including the retina of the eye—serve as “gatekeepers,” or biosensors and facilitators, of neuroinflammation...

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.