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   What is Ocular Motor Apraxia?What is Ocular Motor Apraxia?
 
This article explores ocular motor apraxia (OMA), which is a neurological condition resulting in an inability to turn the eyes voluntarily in a horizontal manner.
 
   Researchers analyze functional microglia to empower retinal organResearchers analyze functional microglia to empower retinal organ
 
Professor Zi-Bing Jin is in charge of this research (Beijing Institute of Ophthalmology, Beijing Tongren Eye Center, Beijing Tongren Hospital, and Capital Medical University). He has spent the last decade working on retinal organoids, which can accurately mimic retinal development.
 
 What is Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis?
 
What is Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis?This article explains vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC), a chronic, bilateral, allergic condition primarily affecting children and young adults.
 
 
 What is Oculodentodigital Dysplasia?
 
What is Oculodentodigital Dysplasia?This article explores oculo-dento-digital dysplasia (ODDD), a rare congenital malformation associated with eye, face, and limb abnormalities.
 
 
 Gene therapy for degenerative retinal disease has no safety concerns but fails to improve vision loss
 
Gene therapy for degenerative retinal disease has no safety concerns but fails to improve vision lossA 28-patient phase 1 gene therapy clinical trial for the degenerative retinal disease Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) found no significant safety concerns; however, treatment failed to improve or slow vision loss, with even the highest dose. LHON affects the optic nerve, which carries visual signals from the light-sensing retina to the brain.
 
 
 Stem cell models help determine previously unknown genetic markers of glaucoma
 
Stem cell models help determine previously unknown genetic markers of glaucomaStem cell models of the retina and optical nerve have been used to identify previously unknown genetic markers of glaucoma, in research jointly led by scientists from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, the University of Melbourne, and the Centre for Eye Research Australia.
 
 
 Detailed genetic roadmap of glaucoma will help develop new drugs to combat the disease
 
Detailed genetic roadmap of glaucoma will help develop new drugs to combat the diseaseA new, detailed genetic roadmap of glaucoma – the world's leading cause of irreversible blindness – will help researchers develop new drugs to combat the disease, by identifying potential target areas to stall or reverse vision loss.