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Macular degeneration is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving.
TSRI scientists reveal how vision-loss treatment may leave the eyes, kidneys vulnerable to cellular damage

TSRI scientists reveal how vision-loss treatment may leave the eyes, kidneys vulnerable to cellular damage

A common class of drugs for vision loss may actually add to the problem in some patients, according to new research co-led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI). [More]
Persavita’s flagship natural eye health product Saffron 2020 receives U.S. patent

Persavita’s flagship natural eye health product Saffron 2020 receives U.S. patent

Persavita Inc. is pleased to announce the successful issue of the United States patent for its flagship natural eye health product, Saffron 2020. [More]
Noninvasive biomedical imaging technology uses light to map the brain

Noninvasive biomedical imaging technology uses light to map the brain

Scientific progress has provided a solid understanding of the anatomy of the brain. However, there is still no reliable way to examine neuron to neuron communication, as it happens--a key to understanding the correlation between brain structure and brain function. [More]
Researchers call sun avoidance as emerging health problem in the U.S.

Researchers call sun avoidance as emerging health problem in the U.S.

A landmark study published Friday in the Journal Dermato-Endocrinology has world-renowned researchers calling insufficient sun exposure an emerging health problem in the United States. [More]
Research provides new insight into possible causes of AMD among older people

Research provides new insight into possible causes of AMD among older people

Research from the University of Southampton gives new insight into possible causes of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss among people aged 50 and older. [More]
Education has greater influence on development of myopia than cognitive ability, study finds

Education has greater influence on development of myopia than cognitive ability, study finds

Environmental factors such as education and leisure activities have a greater influence on the development of short-sightedness or myopia than the ability to think logically and solve problems. [More]
Gut microbiota may play important role in influencing onset of blinding wet AMD

Gut microbiota may play important role in influencing onset of blinding wet AMD

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the industrialized world, affecting over 10 million individuals in North America. [More]
Discovery of novel protein could lead to potential new treatments for age-related retinal disease

Discovery of novel protein could lead to potential new treatments for age-related retinal disease

The discovery of a novel protein that links aging and age-dependent retinal diseases could lead to potential new treatments for conditions that cause sight loss in later life. [More]
TSRI study suggests new approach to limit tumor growth by targeting immune system cells

TSRI study suggests new approach to limit tumor growth by targeting immune system cells

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute suggests there may be a way to limit tumor growth by targeting immune system cells called macrophages. [More]
Ophthalmologists focus on dim-light driving situations that can endanger drivers and pedestrians

Ophthalmologists focus on dim-light driving situations that can endanger drivers and pedestrians

As the end of daylight saving time draws near, ophthalmologists at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute want to focus on a real issue — dim-light driving situations that can endanger drivers and pedestrians. [More]
Researchers map two gene mutations that trigger retinal disease leading to macular degeneration

Researchers map two gene mutations that trigger retinal disease leading to macular degeneration

Two gene mutations that trigger a retinal disease that causes blindness in one in 5,000 males have been mapped, leading to the potential for new therapeutic treatments. [More]
Second Sight successfully implants wireless multichannel neurostimulation system in human subject

Second Sight successfully implants wireless multichannel neurostimulation system in human subject

Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. (Second Sight or the Company), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of implantable visual prosthetics to restore functional vision to blind patients, today announced the first successful implantation and activation of a wireless visual cortical stimulator in a human subject, providing the initial human proof of concept for the ongoing development of the Company's Orion™ I Visual Cortical Prosthesis (Orion I). [More]
Clinical study results reveal long-term safety of gene transfer to treat macular degeneration

Clinical study results reveal long-term safety of gene transfer to treat macular degeneration

The long-term safety of gene transfer to treat neovascular age-related macular degeneration (NVAMD), and the production of two therapeutic proteins encoded by those genes for at least 2.5 years in the eyes of patients with advanced NVAMD are demonstrated in the results of a clinical trial published in Human Gene Therapy, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. [More]
Novel methods may be effective in treating people with presbyopia

Novel methods may be effective in treating people with presbyopia

Researchers are testing cutting-edge treatments for people who want to see up close without reading glasses and finding promising results, according to studies presented this week at AAO 2016, the 120th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. [More]
Healthy fruit-rich Mediterranean diet may help protect against macular degeneration

Healthy fruit-rich Mediterranean diet may help protect against macular degeneration

People who closely follow the Mediterranean diet - -especially by eating fruit -- may be more than a third less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness, according to a study presented today at AAO 2016, the 120th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. [More]
Encapsulated cell therapy could be new way to fight glaucoma

Encapsulated cell therapy could be new way to fight glaucoma

An experimental drug, consisting of cells manufactured and implanted in the eye to stimulate optic nerve growth and activity, could be an entirely new way of fighting glaucoma, according to BrightFocus Foundation. [More]
Vula Mobile awarded inaugural Clearly Vision Prize for helping tackle global problem of poor vision

Vula Mobile awarded inaugural Clearly Vision Prize for helping tackle global problem of poor vision

A revolutionary app connecting primary healthcare workers in remote areas with on-call specialists has been awarded the inaugural Clearly Vision Prize, a competition to accelerate the ventures tackling the number one unaddressed disability in the world – poor vision. [More]
UEF research shows retinal changes may be detected earlier than brain changes

UEF research shows retinal changes may be detected earlier than brain changes

Diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) may manifest as pathological changes in the retina of the eye. [More]
Research findings offer promising treatment target for blinding diseases

Research findings offer promising treatment target for blinding diseases

New research published in Cell Reports identifies a potential treatment target for blinding diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and advanced dry age-related macular degeneration. [More]
Six NIH-funded projects aim to identify biological factors that affect neural regeneration

Six NIH-funded projects aim to identify biological factors that affect neural regeneration

The National Institutes of Health will fund six projects to identify biological factors that affect neural regeneration in the retina. [More]
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