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Cardiology

Optical imaging techniques could offer non-invasive method to measure swelling within the brain, new study finds

Imaging techniques ordinarily used by eye doctors to monitor the optic nerve could offer a non-invasive method of measuring and managing potentially dangerous swelling in the skull, a new UK study led by researchers at the ...

Neuroscience

Regeneration of eye cells: Warning lights discovered

Moving around in the half-light is difficult but not impossible. To help us in this undertaking we have the rods, a type of light-sensitive cells (photoreceptors) present in the retina of vertebrates, capable of detecting ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Breakthrough treatment for thyroid eye disease

For those with severe inflammation from thyroid eye disease, the treatment options historically are limited and often require surgical removal of some of the bones or fat in the eye socket.

Ophthalmology

New ocular device helps administer antioxidants in the eye

Due to their sun and oxygen exposure, the eyes are especially susceptible to oxidative stress, which causes several ocular pathologies. One of the antioxidants that is most present in the eyes to fight oxidative stress is ...

Ophthalmology

Exploring the possibilities of smart glasses

Technology is always evolving, and Isa Jahnke is on a research mission to better harness ways for emerging technology to help learners in an educational or workplace setting. As an associate professor in the MU College of ...

Medications

Anti-VEGF therapy may aid visual acuity in some nAMD patients

(HealthDay)—For about 20 percent of patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD), useful visual acuity (VA) is preserved with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) treatment, according to a ...

Ophthalmology

Quarter of partially-sighted have unmet needs

Almost a quarter of people with severe sight loss in the UK are going without the treatment they need, according to a new study being presented at the World Congress on Public Health today.

Ophthalmology

Blindness in the elderly: Finally a treatment in the near future?

The macula accounts for sharp vision and reading but it is affected in many elderly. Age related macular degeneration is the most important cause of blindness in persons over 65 years of age, and almost 30% of people over ...

Immunology

Imaging the secret lives of immune cells in the eye

University of Rochester vision scientist Jesse Schallek can barely contain his excitement as he shares time-lapse videos showing immune cells moving through living retinal tissue at the back of an eye.

Ophthalmology

Blindness and sight loss to double by 2050

Blindness and severe vision impairment is predicted to affect almost 900 million people worldwide by 2050—up from around 338 million today, according to a new pre-print study accepted by The Lancet and highlighted on World ...

Ophthalmology

New research on cataract surgery in order to improve health care

In general, surgeons who perform numerous cataract operations every year encounter relatively few severe cases, and this probably contributes to their lower complication rate, as shown by a study led from the University of ...