Study suggests potential means of stalling or even reversing diabetes-related blindness
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  January 10, 2018  
  Ophthalmology / Optometry  
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 Study suggests potential means of stalling or even reversing diabetes-related blindnessStudy suggests potential means of stalling or even reversing diabetes-related blindness
 
Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered a cell signaling pathway in mice that triggers vision loss in patients with diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion – diseases characterized by the closure of blood vessels in the retina, leading to blindness.
 
 
 Asthma and allergic rhinitis linked to increased risk of cataractsAsthma and allergic rhinitis linked to increased risk of cataracts
 
In a study that investigated the association between allergic diseases and ophthalmologic diseases in 14,776 adults, asthma and allergic rhinitis were each associated with a 50% increased likelihood of having cataracts. Atopic dermatitis was not linked with cataracts in the Journal of Dermatology study, however.
 
   Everyday eye movements may be cause of glaucoma in people with normal intraocular pressureEveryday eye movements may be cause of glaucoma in people with normal intraocular pressure
 
Common, unavoidable eye movements may be a cause of glaucoma in people with normal intraocular pressure (normal-tension glaucoma), according to new research supported by the National Eye Institute.
 
   Ophthalmologists have more negative perceptions about effect of EHR systemsOphthalmologists have more negative perceptions about effect of EHR systems
 
Ophthalmologists' use of electronic health records systems for storing and accessing patients' medical histories more than doubled between 2006 and 2016, while their perceptions of financial and clinical productivity following EHR implementation declined, a study published today in JAMA Ophthalmology shows.
 
   UCLA study reveals positive effects of estrogen treatment in people with MSUCLA study reveals positive effects of estrogen treatment in people with MS
 
A study by UCLA researchers reveals the cellular basis for how the hormone estrogen protects against damage to the central nervous system in people with multiple sclerosis (MS).
 
 KTU students working on development of dissolving lenses for patients with glaucoma
 
Students' team from Kaunas University of Technology is working on a development of dissolving contact eye lenses, which can be of great assistance for those suffering from glaucoma.
 
 
 New total-body PET scanner could revolutionize patient diagnosis and care
 
New total-body PET scanner could revolutionize patient diagnosis and careThe new total-body PET/CT scanner could revolutionize our understanding and treatment of disease through analysis of better imaging data from the whole body.
 
 
 Bielefeld scientists discover cause of initially unclear symptoms
 
Bielefeld scientists discover cause of initially unclear symptomsThe sequencing of the human genome has made it possible: nowadays scientists can discover potential disorders for which there are no known patients.
 
 
 Study finds nearly 170% increase in eye injuries associated with non-powder guns
 
Study finds nearly 170% increase in eye injuries associated with non-powder gunsA new study conducted by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital investigated sports- and recreation-related eye injuries during a 23-year period and found a slight decrease in eye injuries overall; however, the rate of eye injury associated with non-powder guns (including BB, pellet and paintball guns) increased by almost 170%.
 
 
 Biophotonics in Tissue Biology
 
Biophotonics in Tissue BiologyBiophotonics is a developing multidisciplinary field which uses light-based techniques to detect and visualize the microscopic structure of tissues.