Researchers develop computer model to analyze progression of age-related macular degeneration
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  June 13, 2017  
  Ophthalmology / Optometry  
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 Researchers develop computer model to analyze progression of age-related macular degenerationResearchers develop computer model to analyze progression of age-related macular degeneration
 
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a common disease of the centre of the retina, primarily affecting those aged over 50.
 
 
 New contact lens therapy shows potential to impact rising prevalence of myopia in childrenNew contact lens therapy shows potential to impact rising prevalence of myopia in children
 
A pioneering contact lens therapy has considerable potential to impact the rising prevalence of myopia (nearsightedness) in children, according to highly-anticipated study outcomes presented today at the British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference in Liverpool, England.
 
   New review provides reassurance to safety of soft contact lenses in childrenNew review provides reassurance to safety of soft contact lenses in children
 
Available evidence suggests that soft contact lenses can be safely prescribed to children and adolescents, with no increase in adverse effects compared to adults, according to a review in the June issue of Optometry and Vision Science, the official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
 
   Galactic cosmic ray exposure increases cancer risk for astronauts traveling to the red planetGalactic cosmic ray exposure increases cancer risk for astronauts traveling to the red planet
 
The cancer risk for a human mission to Mars has effectively doubled following a UNLV study predicting a dramatic increase in the disease for astronauts traveling to the red planet or on long-term missions outside the protection of Earth's magnetic field.
 
 CRISPR may not be as foolproof as earlier believed – gene editing tech leads to unwanted mutations
 
CRISPR may not be as foolproof as earlier believed – gene editing tech leads to unwanted mutationsCRISPR-Cas9 is a revolutionary new gene-editing technology that has been called “molecular scissors” and has been one of the handiest tools for genetic engineers in the recent times. It makes cutting and pasting gene sequences almost as easy as it sounds. CRISPR has been hailed as a breakthrough in genetic engineering.
 
 
 oDocs Eye Care introduces new mobile innovation to save sight
 
oDocs Eye Care introduces new mobile innovation to save sightAn award winning mobile innovation was launched by a oDocs Eye Care, a New Zealand based social enterprise. The company has introduced a set of smartphone-based devices that would allow healthcare providers to take photos of the human retina.