Ophthalmology

New eye treatment effective in laboratory tests

A promising technique for treating human eye disease has proven effective in preclinical studies and may lead to new treatments to prevent blindness, according to experiments conducted at The Scripps Research ...

Oct 23, 2013
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Steve Wynn: University on path to blindness cure

Las Vegas casino tycoon Steve Wynn said Friday that he gave $25 million to support blindness research at the University of Iowa after becoming convinced that its scientists were leading the way in the search ...

Oct 19, 2013
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Your eyes are half a billion years old

Look after your eyes – they are at least half a billion years old, and a good deal older than your brain. The eyes are one of our most remarkable and precious organs, yet their origins have been shrouded ...

Jul 30, 2013
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Can a contact lens help treat glaucoma?

While an undergraduate in biochemistry at McMaster, Michelle Fernandes worked as a researcher for a biotech company. Now a master's candidate in chemical engineering, she credits that co-op work experience with sparking her ...

Jun 28, 2013
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