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Advances in production of retinal cells for treating blindness
on March 30, 2020 at 1:34 pm
Researchers have discovered a way to refine the production of retinal cells from embryonic stem cells for treating blindness in the elderly. Using the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, they have also managed to modify the cells so that they can hide from the immune system to prevent rejection.
Lipid helps heal the eye’s frontline protection
on March 26, 2020 at 12:08 pm
A species of a lipid that naturally helps skin injuries heal appears to also aid repair of common corneal injuries, even when other conditions, like diabetes, make healing difficult, scientists report.
COVID-19: Low risk of coronavirus spreading through tears
on March 25, 2020 at 6:38 pm
A new study found no virus in tears of COVID-19 infected patients.
Sensing internal organ temperature with shining lights
on March 24, 2020 at 5:19 pm
A cheap, biocompatible white powder that luminesces when heated could be used for non-invasively monitoring the temperature of specific organs within the body. Scientists have now conducted preliminary tests to demonstrate the applicability of this concept.
Modeling the human eye in a dish
on March 24, 2020 at 5:19 pm
Researchers have developed and validated a novel PITX2-eGFP hiPSC reporter line to model the development of periocular mesenchymal cells. These findings could help understand how the eye develops during embryogenesis and how it changes during disease processes.
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Study unveils shift in HZO burden towards middle-aged individuals
on April 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Investigators analyzed changes in the incidence rate of herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) from 1994 through 2018.
Important coronavirus updates for ophthalmologists
on April 1, 2020 at 12:00 am
The Academy is sharing important ophthalmology-specific information related to the novel coronavirus, referred to as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The highly contagious virus causes the respiratory disease COVID-19.
Early surgery for intermittent exotropia tracks with better outcomes
on March 31, 2020 at 4:00 am
This study assessed whether age at time of surgery for intermittent exotropia correlates with outcomes at 3 years.
Small study suggests a low risk of COVID-19 transmission from tears
on March 30, 2020 at 1:00 pm
The authors conducted a small prospective study to observe whether or not COVID-19 had detectable virus in their tears.
List of urgent and emergent ophthalmic procedures
on March 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Academy has collated a master list of procedures that are generally performed in operating rooms at hospitals or ambulatory surgery centers as “urgent” or “emergent” procedures.