Medical research

Blinking eye-on-a-chip used for disease modeling and drug testing

People who spend eight or more hours a day staring at a computer screen may notice their eyes becoming tired or dry, and, if those conditions are severe enough, they may eventually develop dry eye disease (DED). DED is a ...

Ophthalmology

Nothing to cry about: The development of tear duct organoids

Advancements in cell culture methods have allowed for the development of organoids—stem cell-derived mini-organs that mimic the tissue organization of our body. Now, researchers in Japan have developed a new organoid system ...

Ophthalmology

Generation of conjunctivae in a dish

Conjunctival tissue is perhaps most recognizable to the average person in relation to conjunctivitis—but it's a vital part of the eye's functionality and protection. In a new study, researchers from Osaka University generated ...

Medical research

Researchers discover tooth-enamel protein in eyes with dry AMD

A protein that normally deposits mineralized calcium in tooth enamel may also be responsible for calcium deposits in the back of the eye in people with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a study from ...

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.

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