Careful counselling from clinicians may help alleviate anxiety in wAMD patients
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  April 18, 2017  
  Ophthalmology / Optometry  
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 Careful counselling from clinicians may help alleviate anxiety in wAMD patientsCareful counselling from clinicians may help alleviate anxiety in wAMD patients
 
Highly effective current treatments for vision loss need to be allied with careful counselling to ensure patients maintain good psychological health as well as good vision, new research recommends.
 
 
 Scientists discover novel therapeutic target for retinal neovascularizationScientists discover novel therapeutic target for retinal neovascularization
 
A team led by Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers has identified a novel therapeutic target for retinal neovascularization, or abnormal blood vessel growth in the retina, a hallmark of advanced diabetic eye disease (proliferative diabetic retinopathy).
 
   JAX professor receives grant from National Eye Institute to study diseases of retinal pigment epitheliumJAX professor receives grant from National Eye Institute to study diseases of retinal pigment epithelium
 
The National Eye Institute has awarded Jackson Laboratory Professor Patsy Nishina, Ph.D., and Associate Professor Gregory Carter, Ph.D., a four-year grant totaling $2,414,304 to study diseases of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), with the goal of identifying druggable targets for age-related macular degeneration and other heritable retinal diseases.
 
   OIST scientists use zebrafish model to unravel causes behind human LCAOIST scientists use zebrafish model to unravel causes behind human LCA
 
Newborns babies can be at risk of congenital blindness, presenting sight defects due to lesions or to genetic mutations in their genome.
 
   Study shows how chemical modification in the retinal can improve visionStudy shows how chemical modification in the retinal can improve vision
 
A light-sensing pigment found in everything from bacteria to vertebrates can be biochemically manipulated to reset itself, an important therapeutic advantage, according to new research out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
 
 Zika-related birth defects reported by 1 in 10 US based pregnant women infected by the virus in 2016
 
Zika-related birth defects reported by 1 in 10 US based pregnant women infected by the virus in 2016The new Vital Signs report, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has reported that of 250 pregnant women confirmed with Zika infection in 2016, approximately 1 in 10 of them had a fetus or infant with virus-related birth defects. Thisreport is the first of its kind, to present an analysis from a sample of US women with a definite case of Zika infection during pregnancy.
 
 
 Researchers identify three novel genetic mutations linked to Fuchs dystrophy
 
Researchers identify three novel genetic mutations linked to Fuchs dystrophyResearchers discovered three novel genetic mutations associated with Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy, the most common corneal disorder requiring transplantation.
 
 
 Disability simulations do more harm than good, study reveals
 
Disability simulations do more harm than good, study revealsProfessionals in the fields of education and rehabilitation psychology have long used disability simulations to try to promote understanding and improve attitudes about persons with disabilities.
 
 
 NIH scientists identify protein complexes involved in promoting HSV infection and reactivation
 
NIH scientists identify protein complexes involved in promoting HSV infection and reactivationHerpes simplex virus (HSV) infections last a lifetime. Once a person has been infected, the virus can remain dormant (latent) for years before periodically reactivating to cause recurrent disease. This poorly understood cycle has frustrated scientists for years.
 
 
 Gladstone scientists discover common mechanism that links neurodegeneration in young and old
 
Gladstone scientists discover common mechanism that links neurodegeneration in young and oldScientists at the Gladstone Institutes and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), identified a common mechanism in two forms of neurodegeneration that affect young adults or the elderly.
 
 
 Growing an eye for transplantation: potentials and pitfalls
 
Growing an eye for transplantation: potentials and pitfallsScientists have been working hard to bring about a time in the future when we can grow “an eye in a dish” and use it for transplantation to restore the vision of someone who is blind, and they are not as far off as you might think.
 
 
 What is Choroideremia?
 
What is Choroideremia?Choroideremia (CHM) is a rare genetic eye disease that affects the retina, which is the area at the back of the eye that processes all we see into signals that are sent to the brain via the optic nerve.