Ophthalmology

Drug treatment for cataracts moves a step closer

A revolutionary new treatment for cataracts has shown extremely positive results in laboratory tests, giving hope that the condition, which currently can only be cured with surgery, could soon be treated with drugs.

Genetics

A step closer to treatment for the most common form of blindness

Scientists at The University of Manchester have taken an important step towards finding a treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common form of adult blindness in the developed world. The researchers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Retina is not spared by SARS-CoV-2

The list of diseases caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection is growing and now includes the retina. This is what is suggested by a prospective study by the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) and the University of Geneva (UNIGE), in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study shows sleep deprivation impairs stem cells in the cornea

Sleep deprivation, which means getting too little high-quality sleep, is a serious health problem. More than one-third of people in the U.S. report getting less than the recommended minimum of seven hours sleep per night. ...

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