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Study seeks to improve diabetic eye health

While diabetes is the most common cause of blindness in the working-age population in the U.S., only about 55% of lower income adults living with the disease undergo the retinal screening needed to detect and help prevent ...

Oct 11, 2016
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Brain diseases manifest in the retina of the eye

Diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) may manifest as pathological changes in the retina of the eye. Research from the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) shows that retinal changes may be detected earlier than brain ...

Oct 03, 2016
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New insight into eye diseases

Many diseases that lead to blindness, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, are caused by the death of certain cells in the human retina that lack the ability to regenerate. But in species such as zebrafish these cells, ...

Sep 28, 2016
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Eyeing a cure for baby blindness

Dalhousie Medical School researchers believe they've discovered a drug that will prevent babies born with a genetic blinding disease called Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) from losing their vision.

Sep 14, 2016
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