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- Breakthrough in photoactivatable nanomedicine for the treatment of age-related macular degenerationon December 5, 2023 at 4:48 pm
Researchers have developed a light-activatable prodrug nanomedicine for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) therapy. Through the intravenous injection of the nanomedicine and application of light irradiation to diseased eyes, anti-angiogenic and photodynamic combination therapy can be activated, offering a minimally invasive alternative for the treatment of AMD and other ocular disorders characterized by abnormal blood vessel growth.
- Eye scans provide crucial insights into kidney healthon December 5, 2023 at 4:47 pm
3D eye scans can reveal vital clues about kidney health that could help to track the progression of disease, research suggests. The advance could revolutionize monitoring of kidney disease, which often progresses without symptoms in the early stages. Experts say the technology has potential to support early diagnosis as current screening tests cannot detect the condition until half of the kidney function has been lost.
- A farsighted approach to tackle nearsightednesson December 5, 2023 at 2:59 am
As humans age, our eyes adjust based on how we use them, growing or shortening to focus where needed, and we now know that blurred input to the eye while the eye is growing causes myopia. It is so specific that the eye grows exactly to compensate for the amount and the direction of blur. Researchers have built a high-frequency ultrasonography system to measure eye size and how quickly eyes grow to better understand myopia and its contributing factors.
- Scientists propose a model to predict personal learning performance for virtual reality-based safety trainingon December 4, 2023 at 6:51 pm
In Korea, workers are being provided with virtual reality (VR)-based safety training content to mitigate the increase in occupational accidents. However, the current training evaluation methods suffer from a lack of immediate feedback from participants for personal learning performance evaluation. To address this, a team of researchers has now developed a new framework that uses real-time biometric data during VR training for improving personalized safety and preventing occupational hazards.
- Loss of auditory nerve fibers uncovered in individuals with tinnituson November 30, 2023 at 4:32 pm
Researchers have uncovered that tinnitus, an incurable persistent ringing or other sounds in the ears, might result from underlying auditory nerve damage that can’t be detected on conventional hearing tests. The work builds upon previous research into cochlear synaptopathy or ‘hidden hearing loss,’ a difficulty hearing in noisy environments despite showing normal results on hearing tests. The researchers hope these new findings into the mechanisms underlying tinnitus could lead to treatment options.
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- Multiple cost-effective options exist for managing primary noncomplex RRDon December 5, 2023 at 11:49 pm
Though pars plana vitrectomy may be slightly more cost-effective over a lifetime, scleral buckle and pneumatic retinopexy are also viable options for managing rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD).
- Help Shape the Future of Ophthalmology Residency Educationon December 5, 2023 at 8:26 pm
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education is seeking input regarding comprehensive revisions to the specialty-specific requirements for ophthalmology residency programs.
- Good vision outcomes are seen with immunomodulators for sympathetic ophthalmiaon December 4, 2023 at 5:57 pm
Less vision loss due to inflammation associated with sympathetic ophthalmia was seen following long-term treatment with immunomodulatory therapy (IMT), particularly alkylating agents, than with corticosteroid therapy.
- Having herpes zoster ophthalmicus may increase the risk of developing dementiaon December 1, 2023 at 6:17 pm
An additional risk of dementia is not seen with most forms of herpes zoster virus infection, except for herpes zoster ophthalmicus.
- Week in review: Mindfulness for visual snow, barriers to diabetes eye care, FDA rejects reproxalapon December 1, 2023 at 5:24 pm
A vision-oriented mindfulness program appears to improve the impact of visual snow syndrome, certain factors may prevent those with diabetes from seeking eye care, the FDA rejects reproxalap for dry eye disease, and patients with myopia may see a reduced risk of diabetic retinopathy.