News tagged with visual impairment
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The brain's capacity for memory, reasoning and comprehension skills (cognitive function) can start to deteriorate from age 45, finds research published in the British Medical Journal today.
Health Jan 06, 2012 | 3.2 / 5 (9) | 36 |
Restoring vision might sometimes be as simple as turning out the lights. That's according to a study reported on February 14 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, in which researchers examined kitten ...
Neuroscience Feb 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—Doctors may one day treat some forms of blindness by altering the genetic program of the light-sensing cells of the eye, according to scientists at Washington University School of Medicine ...
Ophthalmology Jan 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
An international team of scientists led by King's College London has discovered 24 new genes that cause refractive errors and myopia (short-sightedness).
Genetics Feb 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Eating cocoa flavanols daily may improve mild cognitive impairment, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension.
Cardiology Aug 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
It has long been thought that blindness after brain lesions is irreversible and that damage to the optic nerves leads to permanent impairments in everyday activities such as reading, driving, and spatial orientation. A new ...
Neuroscience Oct 31, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
iPhones and other smartphones can be a huge help to the visually impaired, but few vision doctors are recommending them to patients, according to a study co-authored by a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine ...
Health May 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Prenatal and early childhood exposure to the chemical solvent tetrachloroethylene (PCE) found in drinking water may be associated with long-term visual impairments, particularly in the area of color discrimination, a new ...
Health Jul 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
By growing new retinal cells to replace those that have malfunctioned, scientists hope to one day create and fuse entire layers of fresh cells –– a synthetic patch akin to a contact lens –– as a treatment ...
Medical research Oct 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A cure for congenital sight impairment caused by lens damage is closer following research by scientists at Monash University.
Ophthalmology Jan 31, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
A research team led by Dr. Robert Hess from McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has used the popular puzzle video game Tetris in an innovative approach to treat adult ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Visually impaired children could benefit from a revolutionary new computer game being developed by a team of neuroscientists and game designers.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0