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Video: Protecting your eyesight from glaucoma

Glaucoma is one of the world's leading causes of blindness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Half of people with glaucoma don't even know they have it. If you're ...

Diabetes

Researchers unravel why episodes of low blood sugar worsen eye disease in people with diabetes

People with diabetes who experience periods of low blood sugar—a common occurrence in those new to blood sugar management—are more likely to have worsening diabetic eye disease. Now, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine ...

Health

Tiny beetle causes 'Christmas Eye' agony in Australia

A rare and agonizing affliction dubbed "Christmas Eye", caused by the toxic secretions of a tiny native beetle, has re-emerged to torment residents in a remote part of southeastern Australia.

Ophthalmology

Improved treatment technique for Fuchs' dystrophy shows promise

A newer technique for preparing corneal tissue for transplantation has been shown to be safe and effective, while providing a faster and smoother process than the traditional technique, according to researchers in the Department ...

Ophthalmology

What are eye floaters?

Spots, flashes of light or darkness on any side of your vision could be a sign of eye floaters. Most often noticeable when looking at a plain, bright background, such as a blue sky or a white wall, eye floaters are a symptom ...

Medical research

Zebrafish model helps explain eye development

Scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have developed a zebrafish model of NEDBEH—a rare genetic disorder that can cause coloboma, where parts of the eye are missing due to developmental defects. The model provides ...

Neuroscience

Eye movement science is helping us learn about how we think

For most of human history if you wanted to know what was going on behind someone's eyes you had to make your best guess. But since the 1960s scientists have been studying the way eye movements may help decode people's thoughts. ...

Ophthalmology

Researchers use 3D bioprinting to create eye tissue

Scientists used patient stem cells and 3D bioprinting to produce eye tissue that will advance understanding of the mechanisms of blinding diseases. The research team from the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National ...

Ophthalmology

Utilization of telehealth low in ophthalmology

Ophthalmology had the lowest use of telehealth among clinical specialties during the first 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online Dec. 1 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Ophthalmology

Inequities identified in ophthalmologic care, research

Various inequities have been identified in ophthalmologic care, including negative ophthalmic outcomes for Black and Hispanic patients, according to a review published online Dec. 8 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Ophthalmology

Consensus statement on management of thyroid eye disease

The American Thyroid Association (ATA) and European Thyroid Association (ETA) have collaborated on the "Management of Thyroid Eye Disease: A Consensus Statement by the American Thyroid Association and European Thyroid Association." ...

Neuroscience

Hearing is believing: Sounds can alter our visual perception

Perception generally feels effortless. If you hear a bird chirping and look out the window, it hardly feels like your brain has done anything at all when you recognize that chirping critter on your windowsill as a bird.

Neuroscience

Video: Visual snow, a rare disorder

Winter means snow starts falling in many parts of the country. But there's a different kind of snow that appears year-round for some people across the globe.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New potential mechanism for vision loss discovered

Visual cells in the human retina may not simply die in some diseases, but are mechanically transported out of the retina beforehand. Scientists from the Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen (DZNE) and the ...

Genetics

New genetic mutation behind childhood glaucoma identified

An international team of scientists led by Mass Eye and Ear, a member of Mass General Brigham, and Boston Children's Hospital, has discovered a new genetic mutation that may be a root cause of severe cases of childhood glaucoma, ...

Medical research

Ganglion cells created in mice in bid to fix diseased eyes

While fish, reptiles and even some birds can regenerate damaged brain, eye and spinal cord cells, mammals cannot. For the first time, non-neuronal cells have been induced to mimic specific ganglion cells in the eyes of mice.