Oncology & Cancer

Innovative treatment restores sight in patient

Innovative treatment has improved the vision of a patient suffering from a rare cancer-related syndrome affecting the eye, new research in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology reports.

Ophthalmology

New help for that bane of middle-age: blurry close-up vision

Squinting while texting? Always losing your reading glasses? An eye implant that takes about 10 minutes to put in place is the newest in a list of surgical repairs for the blurry close-up vision that is a bane of middle age. ...

Neuroscience

Brain plasticity after vision loss has an 'on-off switch'

KU Leuven biologists have discovered a molecular on-off switch that controls how a mouse brain responds to vision loss. When the switch is on, the loss of sight in one eye will be compensated by the other eye, but also by ...

Oncology & Cancer

Tiny device, lots of teamwork save leukemia patient's sight

This is what happens when a persistent eye doctor turns into a detective, a benevolent inventor-entrepreneur works overtime and a federal agency acts a lot faster than federal agencies usually get credit for.

Other

Chinese boy gets implants after eyes gouged out

A 6-year-old Chinese boy whose eyes were gouged out was receiving implants at a hospital Tuesday in southern China from a Hong Kong surgeon who volunteered his services after learning about the brutal attack.

Ophthalmology

Engineer invents bionic eye to help the blind

(Medical Xpress)—For UCLA bioengineering professor Wentai Liu, more than two decades of visionary research burst into the headlines last month when the FDA approved what it called "the first bionic eye for the blind."

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Implantable telescope lens to treat macular degeneration

(Medical Xpress)—Retired entrepreneur Willis "James" Hindman, 77, always enjoyed raising and watching thoroughbred race horses run on his farm in Westminster, Md. "There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a horse in ...

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