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#ALT# How Is Ophthalmology Changing To Meet New Challenges?

Ophthalmology is a highly dynamic space, impacted by empirical social and demographic factors that influence the direction and rate of change. Learn how the industry is adapting to address these challenges in an interview with Luis Iglesias, Head of Santen EMEA.

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   Children who spend more time outdoors have less nearsightednessChildren who spend more time outdoors have less nearsightedness
 
At night Lisa Ostrin's lab at the University of Houston College of Optometry often looks like the setting of a disco slumber party, a place where a child, aged 7 to 14, accompanied by a guardian, sleeps over and is periodically exposed to blue or red lights.
 
   Research examines role of Nicotinamide in preventing retinal cell damage caused by glaucomaResearch examines role of Nicotinamide in preventing retinal cell damage caused by glaucoma
 
Fight for Sight is funding researchers at Cardiff University to examine the extent to which dietary supplementation of Nicotinamide – a form of vitamin B3 – can be used to reduce, and even prevent, retinal damage caused by glaucoma.
 
 AR glasses could help improve quality of life for low vision patients
 
AR glasses could help improve quality of life for low vision patientsNearly one in 30 Americans over the age of 40 experience low vision significant visual impairment that can't be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. In a new study of patients with retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited degenerative eye disease that results in poor vision, Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers found that adapted augmented reality (AR) glasses can improve patients' mobility by 50% and grasp performance by 70%.
 
 
 Antibody-based eye drops show promise in treating dry eye disease
 
Antibody-based eye drops show promise in treating dry eye diseaseDry eye is a condition wherein a person doesn’t have enough tears to lubricate the eye. With the chronic lack of sufficient lubrication, moisture, and nourishment on the eye, it can lead to eye irritation, inflammation, and eventually, scarring. Also dubbed as dry eye syndrome, or dry eye disease, the condition is common and often a chronic problem, especially in older people.
 
 
 New study on gene modulation may help prevent blindness
 
New study on gene modulation may help prevent blindnessGenes borrowed from a spider turned Peter Parker into Spiderman. If scientists can use archaea--tiny organisms similar to bacteria--as a source of useful genes for humans, might it help prevent blindness one day? West Virginia University researcher Maxim Sokolov and his colleagues have received $1.5 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the biochemistry that might make it possible.
 
 
 New study identifies potential enzyme target for diabetic retinopathy
 
New study identifies potential enzyme target for diabetic retinopathyA new study shows that diabetic retinopathy (DR), or retinal disease caused by the high blood glucose levels in diabetes mellitus, is due to the death of retinal cells because of the high levels of a pro-enzyme called lysyl oxidase propeptide (LOX-PP). This could help researchers develop specific treatments by targeting this molecule.