Ophthalmology/Optometry - Face blindness may arise from deficits beyond visual perception
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 Study: Brain compensates for changes in the eye caused by glaucomaStudy: Brain compensates for changes in the eye caused by glaucoma
 
People with early-stage glaucoma see the contrast of visible objects in a very similar way to people without the condition, a new study has shown.
 
   Face blindness may arise from deficits beyond visual perceptionFace blindness may arise from deficits beyond visual perception
 
The ability to recognize faces is a complex neurocognitive skill with important social implications. The disorder, which, according to some estimates, affects more than 2 percent of the population, can lead to isolation and anxiety and impair personal and work relationships.
 
   Boosting metabolic resources in the brain could be a way to slow neurodegenerationBoosting metabolic resources in the brain could be a way to slow neurodegeneration
 
Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have shown for the first time that when one optic nerve in the eye is damaged, as in glaucoma, the opposite optic nerve comes to the rescue by sharing its metabolic energy.
 
   Study finds predictive factors for laser treatment success in patients with glaucomaStudy finds predictive factors for laser treatment success in patients with glaucoma
 
More than 70 million people worldwide suffer from glaucoma, a condition that causes a build-up of fluid and pressure inside the eye and can eventually lead to blindness.