Ophthalmology / Optometry - Gene therapy for common forms of congenital blindness shows promise to improve vision
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 Normal-tension glaucoma linked to increased risk of cognitive impairmentNormal-tension glaucoma linked to increased risk of cognitive impairment
 
A type of glaucoma called normal-tension glaucoma is associated with an increased risk of cognitive impairment and possibly dementia, finds research published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
 
   Gene therapy for common forms of congenital blindness shows promise to improve visionGene therapy for common forms of congenital blindness shows promise to improve vision
 
A new gene therapy for one of the most common forms of congenital blindness was safe and improved patients' vision, according to initial data from a clinical trial led by researchers at the Scheie Eye Institute in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
 
   Early treatment with anti-VEGF injections slows diabetic retinopathyEarly treatment with anti-VEGF injections slows diabetic retinopathy
 
Early treatment with anti-VEGF injections slowed diabetic retinopathy in a clinical study from the DRCR Retina Network (DRCR.net). However, two years into the four-year study its effect on vision was similar to standard treatment, which usually begins at the onset of late disease.
 
 Next-generation devices to test for ‘lazy eye’ in children developed using computer gaming technology
 
Next-generation devices to test for ‘lazy eye’ in children developed using computer gaming technologyComputer gaming technology is being used to develop and pilot two low cost, next-generation screening tools for 'lazy eye' in children.
 
 
 New groundbreaking implant designed to correct presbyopia
 
New groundbreaking implant designed to correct presbyopiaA team from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), the Universitat de València (UV) and the Aiken Ophthalmic Clinic (through its Research Foundation) have designed and assessed in their laboratories a new groundbreaking implant, the only one in its kind, to correct presbyopia.
 
 
 Scientists identify genetic mutation associated with exfoliation syndrome known to cause glaucoma
 
Scientists identify genetic mutation associated with exfoliation syndrome known to cause glaucomaA team of researchers from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research's Genome Institute of Singapore and Bioprocessing Technology Institute, as well as Singapore Eye Research Institute, have identified a genetic mutation (functionally defective CYP39A1 gene) associated with exfoliation syndrome, the most common cause of glaucoma.