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Eye on research: A new way to detect and study retinoblastoma
on November 4, 2019 at 8:57 pm
Researchers advance the field of retinoblastoma research through the discovery and use of aqueous humor biopsy. Genetic tumor information not present in the blood can be detected in this fluid from the eye.
Zebrafish study reveals developmental mechanisms of eye movement
on November 4, 2019 at 6:04 pm
Zebrafish research is a promising way to understand the neural and genetic causes of eye movement problems in people, according to multi-university research.
Elite-level video gaming requires new protocols in sports medicine
on November 4, 2019 at 5:16 pm
Study authors note multiple health issues including blurred vision from excessive screen time, neck and back pain from poor posture, carpal tunnel syndrome from repetitive motion, metabolic dysregulation from prolonged sitting and high consumption of caffeine and sugar, and depression and anxiety resulting from internet gaming disorder.
Unique case of disease resistance reveals possible Alzheimer’s treatment
on November 4, 2019 at 4:28 pm
Defying the odds, an individual at high risk for early-onset Alzheimer’s disease remained dementia-free for many years beyond what was anticipated. A new study led researchers to suggest that a gene variant may be the key, perhaps providing a new direction toward developing a treatment.
Discovery in monkeys could lead to treatment for blindness-causing syndrome
on October 25, 2019 at 6:53 pm
A genetic mutation that leads to a rare, but devastating blindness-causing condition called Bardet-Biedl Syndrome has been discovered in monkeys for the first time. The finding offers a promising way to develop gene and cell therapies that could treat people with the condition, which leads to vision loss, kidney disfunction, extra fingers or toes, and other symptoms.
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Timing of cataract surgery has no impact on trabeculectomy outcomes
on November 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Sequencing and timing of cataract surgery do not affect trabeculectomy success rates at 5 years, according this retrospective study.
Is ranibizumab cost-effective for proliferative diabetic retinopathy?
on November 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm
This secondary analysis of the Protocol S trial compared the cost-effectiveness of ranibizumab versus laser for proliferative diabetic retinopathy.
Thicker donor tissue linked to DSAEK operative complications
on November 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm
The authors of this study investigated donor and recipient factors associated with operative complications in patients undergoing Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK).
Week in review: Netflix feature, reproxalap relief, blind spot
on November 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm
This week, a Netflix documentary details a family’s quest to obtain the pricey gene therapy Luxturna for their child, Aldeyra’s experimental allergic conjunctivitis drug continues to impress and a young engineer may have solved a blind spot problem in cars.
Steroid implants might benefit melanoma-associated retinopathy
on November 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm
This paper reports the first case of melanoma-associated retinopathy (MAR) to be managed using intravitreal fluocinolone acetonide implants.