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Researchers discover stem cells in optic nerve that preserve vision
on July 30, 2020 at 9:29 pm
Researchers have for the first time identified stem cells in the region of the optic nerve, which transmits signals from the eye to the brain. The finding presents a new theory on why the most common form of glaucoma may develop and provides potential to treat a leading cause of blindness.
Dual role discovered for molecule involved in autoimmune eye disease
on July 23, 2020 at 6:37 pm
The inflammatory molecule interleukin-17A (IL-17A) triggers immune cells that in turn reduce IL-17A’s pro-inflammatory activity, according to a new study.
Researchers capture cell-level details of curved cornea
on July 23, 2020 at 3:59 pm
Researchers have, for the first time, acquired optical coherence tomography (OCT) images of the curved layers of a person’s cornea with cell-level detail and a large viewing area. The new OCT instrument enables improved monitoring of eye diseases as well as general health conditions such as diabetes, which alter the density of nerves in the cornea.
Lego builds anaesthesia skills according to new study
on July 21, 2020 at 3:47 pm
Lego could be used as a practical tool to train doctors in anaesthetic skills according to new research that has shown a simple task using the building bricks can help improve technical skills – a finding that could improve medical training and patient safety.
World’s smallest imaging device has heart disease in focus
on July 21, 2020 at 2:22 pm
A team of researchers has used 3D micro-printing to develop the world’s smallest, flexible scope for looking inside blood vessels.
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COVID-19 linked to MOG antibody-associated optic neuritis and myelitis
on August 6, 2020 at 4:00 am
This case report details a patient who was diagnosed with myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) antibody-associated optic neuritis and myelitis and COVID-19.
Week in review: No. 1, vitamin B3, drug deal
on July 31, 2020 at 1:00 pm
This week, a familiar name tops the annual list of best ophthalmology hospitals, a small study suggests vitamin B3 could improve visual function among glaucomatous eyes and Santen gains rights to a blepharoptosis drug outside of the United States.
Minimizing surgical interventions may preserve corneal endothelium in children with uveitis
on July 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm
This prospective, longitudinal study assessed whether anterior chamber inflammation affects the corneal endothelium in children.
Study unveils clinical course of TBK1-associated glaucoma
on July 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm
This study is the first to report the clinical features of glaucoma associated with a TANK binding kinase (TBK1) gene duplication.
Michael Chiang appointed director of the National Eye Institute
on July 24, 2020 at 9:00 pm
The NIH announced the appointment of Michael Chiang, MD, as director of the National Eye Institute (NEI).