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Lowering risk of a major eye disease

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a chronic, progressive disease, is a leading cause of blindness among people aged 65 and older. Vision impairment due to advanced AMD significantly reduces quality ...

May 20, 2015
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Smart microchips may optimise human vision

To date, chip-based retinal implants have only permitted a rudimentary restoration of vision. However, modifying the electrical signals emitted by the implants could change that. This is the conclusion of ...

May 11, 2015
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Team develops novel gene therapy for achromatopsia

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Michigan State University presented new preclinical data this week that evaluates the efficacy of a gene therapy treatment for achromatopsia, a rare inherited retinal disease ...

May 08, 2015
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Agomelatine cuts ocular pressure with glaucoma

(HealthDay)—Oral systemic agomelatine has a hypotensive effect that decreases intraocular pressure (IOP) in both eyes of treatment-resistant primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) patients, according to a study ...

Healing indicators after pterygium excision proposed

(HealthDay)—After pterygium excision, the sequence of tissue restoration appears to start in the cornea and end in the limbal area, according to a study published online March 31 in Ophthalmic & Physiological Op ...

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