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Health News - Eye Health/Ophthalmology

How do I smell? Much the same as how you see
A collaboration between researchers from the Institute for Medical Physics and Biophysics (IMPB) at the Charité in Berlin and the European Synchrotron (ESRF) in Grenoble has uncovered a new common... (Medical News Today)

Three-year data from Oraya Therapeutics' INTREPID study continue to show favorable safety profile of non-invasive wet AMD therapy
Oraya Therapeutics Inc. has announced that full results of three-year safety follow-up data from the INTREPID study of Oraya Therapy™ for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) further... (Medical News Today)

Italian research provides preliminary evidence from an international study on the treatment of neurotrophic keratitis
Study ObjectivesThe poster presented during the EuCornea Congress describes the preliminary results of the Phase I segment of the REPARO Study, a randomized, double-masked, placebo controlled... (Medical News Today)

Roche initiates phase III trials for lampalizumab, first potential treatment for geographic atrophy (GA)
Roche has announced that phase III clinical studies have been initiated for lampalizumab, an investigational drug for geographic atrophy (GA), the advanced form of age-related macular degeneration... (Medical News Today)

Glaucoma cure may lie in targeting 'stiff cells' that impede fluid drainage
Study shows for first time if cells in a barrier that allows fluid to drain from the eye via Schlemm's canal are too stiff, pressure builds up in the eye, a hallmark of glaucoma. (Medical News Today)

Cheaper alternative to licensed drug for treating eye disease has similar side-effects says new Cochrane Review
Health policies which favour using ranibizumab for treating eye disease in older people over safety concerns for a cheaper alternative should take account of a new Cochrane Review. (Medical News Today)

Brain maps decoded to discover how we take aim
Serena Williams won her third consecutive US Open title a few days ago, thanks to reasons including obvious ones like physical strength and endurance. (Medical News Today)

Diseases result from gene mutations linked to a molecular motor responsible for human development
Another mystery of the human body has been solved by scientists who have identified how a molecular motor essential for human development works. (Medical News Today)

Scientists are developing eye drops to treat molecular basis of glaucoma
Northwestern Medicine® scientists have discovered a novel cause of glaucoma in an animal model, and related to their findings, are now developing an eye drop aimed at curing the disease. (Medical News Today)

UK eye health companies form Industry Vision Group to improve prioritisation of eye health
A number of companies have joined together to form the Industry Vision Group (IVG), which brings together pharmaceutical and medical technology companies with an interest in eye health. (Medical News Today)

Brain mechanism underlying the recognition of hand gestures develops even when blind
Does a distinctive mechanism work in the brain of congenitally blind individuals when understanding and learning others' gestures? Or does the same mechanism as with sighted individuals work? (Medical News Today)

A spontaneous retinal neovascular mouse model
Neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which involves formation of abnormal blood vessels in the retina, is a leading cause of vision loss. (Medical News Today)

How the brain processes color and motion provides new understanding of attention
Despite the barrage of visual information the brain receives, it retains a remarkable ability to focus on important and relevant items. (Medical News Today)

New target identified for treatment of abnormal blood vessels and leakage in common eye diseases
Working with mice, a multicenter team of researchers has found a new way to reduce the abnormal blood vessel growth and leakage in the eye that accompany some eye diseases. (Medical News Today)

Detecting diabetic retinopathy before vision fails
New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that by using molecular imaging probes that target the surface of small blood vessels, diabetic retinopathy can be detected at the molecular levelA new... (Medical News Today)

Outdoor activities may be linked to exfoliation syndrome in eyes
Outdoor activities may increase the odds of developing exfoliation syndrome (XFS) in the eyes, a condition which has been linked to cataracts and glaucoma. (Medical News Today)

Around 1 in 10 UK women has dry eye disease, requiring artificial tears
Around one in 10 women in the UK has dry eye disease, requiring artificial tears or gel to lubricate the eyes and protect them from damage, reveals the first UK research of its kind published... (Medical News Today)

Gene linked to development of glaucoma
An international study led by King's College London has identified genetic links to glaucoma, an eye condition that can lead to blindness and visual impairment. (Medical News Today)

Fall in older people registered as blind or partially sighted in England
New figures show a downward trend in the number of people aged 75 or over who are registered as blind or partially sighted. (Medical News Today)

Identification of process producing neuronal diversity in fruit flies' visual system
New York University biologists have identified a mechanism that helps explain how the diversity of neurons that make up the visual system is generated. (Medical News Today)

Six genetic variants linked to glaucoma risk
The identification of genetic variants associated with risk of developing glaucoma is reported in three independent studies published online this week in Nature Genetics. (Medical News Today)

Simple test could detect most common cause of visual impairment in the UK
A simple colour test that could detect the early onset of a condition which accounts for over half of visual impairment certifications in the UK is being researched by scientists at Aston... (Medical News Today)

A tiny eye implant could pair with a smartphone to improve the way doctors measure and lower a patient's eye pressure
For the 2.2 million Americans battling glaucoma, the main course of action for staving off blindness involves weekly visits to eye specialists who monitor - and control - increasing pressure within... (Medical News Today)

Retinal thinning can be used as an early marker for frontotemporal dementia, prior to the onset of cognitive symptoms
Researchers at the Gladstone Institutes and University of California, San Francisco have shown that a loss of cells in the retina is one of the earliest signs of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) in... (Medical News Today)

Increased macular pigment may improve outdoor vision
Individuals with greater amounts of yellow pigment in the eye may be better able to see distant objects in hazy conditions, suggests a study in the September issue of Optometry and Vision Science... (Medical News Today)

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