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Neuroscience

Unique Schwann cells: The eyes have it

The insulation around nerve cell components in our corneas have unique properties, and little is known about them. But UConn School of Medicine neuroscience professor Royce Mohan believes his lab is on the verge of uncovering ...

Ophthalmology

Point of care imaging can help patients receive sight saving treatments faster

Simple, non-invasive imaging at the point of care can aid the diagnosis of corneal infections, reducing the risk of sight loss and helping patients' vision return to pre-infection levels.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Female hormone therapy not tied to retinal vascular occlusion

(HealthDay)—Filling a prescription for female hormone therapy (FHT) is not associated with an increased risk for retinal artery occlusion (RAO) or retinal vein occlusion (RVO), according to a study published online Nov. ...

Genetics

Scientists speed up artificial organoid growth and selection

The method currently used to produce stem cell-derived tissues has a very limited throughput. By semi-automating tissue differentiation, researchers from MIPT and Harvard have made the process nearly four times faster without ...

Ophthalmology

Drug-linked endogenous endophthalmitis hospitalizations up

(HealthDay)—From 2003 to 2016, there was a considerable increase in drug-related endogenous endophthalmitis hospitalizations in the United States, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Oncology & Cancer

The natural artistry of disease: A wintry landscape in the eye

Leukemias and lymphomas are life-threatening malignancies affecting white blood cells and the immune system; fortunately, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, combined with stem cell therapy, can improve survival significantly. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cornea appears to resist infection from novel coronavirus

New findings from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggest the eye's cornea can resist infection from the novel coronavirus. Although the herpes simplex virus can infect the cornea and ...

Ophthalmology

Rubber bullets, pepper spray rob vision

(HealthDay)—Last summer, the American Academy of Ophthalmology condemned the use of rubber bullets as a law enforcement tactic for crowd control during protests that rocked the United States. The argument: rubber bullets ...

Health

Vitamin D3, omega-3 fatty acids have no impact on AMD

(HealthDay)—For initially healthy men and women, supplementation with vitamin D3 and marine omega-3 fatty acids have no significant impact on age-related macular degeneration (AMD) incidence or progression, according to ...