Researchers identify 161 genetic factors for myopia
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  July 5, 2018  
  Ophthalmology / Optometry  
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 Researchers Identify 161 Genetic Factors for MyopiaResearchers Identify 161 Genetic Factors for Myopia
 
The international Consortium for Refractive Error and Myopia recently published the worldwide largest genetic study of myopia in Nature Genetics. Researchers from the Gutenberg Health Study at the Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz participated in this study, which identified 161 genetic factors for myopia.
 
   Microglia play  protective role in response to retinal detachment, shows studyMicroglia play protective role in response to retinal detachment, shows study
 
A research team at Massachusetts Eye and Ear has shown that microglia, the primary immune cells of the brain and retina, play a protective role in response to retinal detachment.
 
   Cataract surgery linked to modest decrease in risk of serious traffic crashCataract surgery linked to modest decrease in risk of serious traffic crash
 
Cataracts are the most common cause of impaired vision worldwide and may increase a driver's risk of a traffic accident. The potential benefits of cataract surgery for reducing a patient's subsequent risk of an accident are uncertain.
 
 UH scientist receives grant to examine understudied part of glaucoma
 
UH scientist receives grant to examine understudied part of glaucomaUH College of Optometry biomedical engineer Vijaykrishna Raghunathan has received $765,000 from the National Institutes of Health to examine an understudied part of glaucoma - the ebb and flow of aqueous humor, the liquid in the eye whose regulation controls eye pressure.
 
 
 Persistent psychological stress contributes to development and progression of vision loss
 
Persistent psychological stress contributes to development and progression of vision lossPersistent psychological stress, which is widely recognized as a consequence of vision loss, is also a major contributor to its development and progression, according to a study now published in the EPMA Journal, the official journal of the European Association for Predictive, Preventive, and Personalized Medicine.
 
 
 'Eye-on-a-chip' technology may pave way for new eye disease treatments
 
'Eye-on-a-chip' technology may pave way for new eye disease treatmentsA living retina fragment on a chip, working as a model for the eye, will enable eye disease research, as well as the development of personalized treatment strategies.
 
 
 Loyola Medicine study: Floppy eyelids linked to sleep apnea
 
Loyola Medicine study: Floppy eyelids linked to sleep apneaA Loyola Medicine study is providing further evidence that floppy eyelids may be a sign of sleep apnea.