Ophthalmology

Neural stimulation offers treatment for 'dry eye'

Scientists have developed a device that electronically stimulates tear production, which will offer hope to sufferers of dry eye syndrome, one of the most common eye diseases in the world.

Ophthalmology

Team creates device to alleviate dry eye

A search for medical needs in eye clinics led Stanford Biodesign fellows to develop an implantable neurostimulator that painlessly increases natural tear production.

Genetics

Researchers find six new Sjogren's syndrome genes

With the completion of the first genome-wide association study for Sjögren's syndrome, an international coalition of researchers led by scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation has identified six new disease-related ...

Medical research

In lab dish, scientists make tear and saliva glands

Researchers said on Tuesday they had created saliva glands and tear glands using stem cells from mice, marking a further advance in the quest to grow replacement bio-engineered organs.

Medical research

Small shrew could make a big difference in dry eye research

Breakthroughs in health care can come from unusual places. Jianzhong Chen, Ph.D., assistant professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham's School of Optometry, and his colleagues may have discovered a new one for ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dry eye and migraines might be linked: study

(HealthDay)—People with migraines may be at higher odds of also having chronic dry eye disease, and that's especially true for seniors, new research shows.

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