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Therapy could improve, prolong sight in those suffering vision loss

March 13, 2020

Millions of Americans are progressively losing their sight as cells in their eyes deteriorate, but a new therapy developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, could help prolong useful vision and delay total blindness.

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.

‘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.

Scientists successfully test new way to deliver gene therapy​

March 6, 2020

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have used a unique method to safely deliver gene therapy to fight a rare, but irreversible, genetic eye disorder known as Stargardt disease.

AI may help spot newborns at risk for most severe form of blinding disease

March 4, 2020

An artificial intelligence (AI) device that has been fast-tracked for approval by the Food and Drug Administration may help identify newborns at risk for aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity (AP-ROP). AP-ROP is the most severe form of ROP.

A new model of vision

March 4, 2020

Computer model of face processing could reveal how the brain produces richly detailed visual representations so quickly.

Earliest look at newborns' visual cortex reveals the minds babies are born with

March 2, 2020

According to a study from Emory University, as young as six days a baby’s brain appears hardwired for the specialized tasks of seeing faces and seeing places.

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.

Let there be 'circadian' light

February 20, 2020

Researchers at UW Medicine have decoded what makes good lighting – lighting capable of stimulating the cone photoreceptor inputs to specific neurons in the eye that regulate circadian rhythms.

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.