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Health News - Eye Health/Ophthalmology

Which Vitamins are Good for Dry Eyes?
Learn about eye health and what specific vitamins may treat symptoms of dry eyes. What other treatments and possible home remedies are available also? (Medical News Today)

Improving longevity of functionally integrated stem cells in regenerative vision therapy
Stem cell therapies hold great promise for restoring function in a variety of degenerative conditions, but one of the logistical hurdles is how to ensure the cells survive in the body long enough... (Medical News Today)

Stem cell research offers new hope of restoring sight
As the population ages, retinal degeneration becomes more prevalent. Stem cell research inches closer to a future where vision loss may be reversible. (Medical News Today)

Vision symptoms following concussion limit a child's ability to return to the classroom
A comprehensive vision assessment should be part of return-to-learn protocols to help determine when children are ready to return to the classroom following concussions - particularly in children... (Medical News Today)

A closer look at the eye
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have developed a new imaging technique that could revolutionize how eye health and disease are assessed. (Medical News Today)

Zinc: A surprise target in regenerating the optic nerve after injury
For more than two decades, researchers have tried to regenerate the injured optic nerve using different growth factors and/or agents that overcome natural growth inhibition. (Medical News Today)

Retinal Migraine: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Retinal migraine is a condition that affects some people who get migraine. Visual disturbances develop in one eye, followed by migraine symptoms. (Medical News Today)

LASIK and Dry Eyes: What's the Connection?
LASIK is a popular way of correcting vision, but complications can include dry eyes. Learn more about LASIK, dry eyes, and other vision correction options. (Medical News Today)

NYBC scientist makes groundbreaking discoveries on the parasite that causes river blindness disease
New York Blood Center (NYBC) has announced that researcher Dr. Sara Lustigman, Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Parasitology at NYBC's Lindsley F. (Medical News Today)

Female hormones increase risk of vision loss in rare genetic disease
Girls with a rare genetic disorder caused by mutations in a gene known as Nf1 are much more likely to lose their vision than boys with mutations in the same gene. (Medical News Today)

Study examines potential effect of regular marijuana use on vision
A small, preliminary study has found an abnormality involving the retina that may account for altered vision in regular cannabis users. The results are published online by JAMA Ophthalmology. (Medical News Today)

Researchers find children with 'wobbly eye' unable to recognise faces
Researchers in Southampton have discovered children who suffer from eye movement disorder nystagmus - known as 'wobbly eye' - struggle to recognise faces but not other objects. (Medical News Today)

TSRI scientists find mechanism behind side effects in vision-loss treatment
A common class of drugs for vision loss may actually add to the problem in some patients, according to new research co-led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI). (Medical News Today)

Increased UVB exposure associated with reduced risk of nearsightedness, particularly in teens, young
Higher ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation exposure, directly related to time outdoors and sunlight exposure, was associated with reduced odds of myopia (nearsightedness), and exposure to UVB between... (Medical News Today)

Eye surgery of the future: Gentle, efficient, out-patient surgery
The eye surgery of the future will be performed on an out-patient basis, will be gentle and efficient. (Medical News Today)

Psoriasis on the Eyelids: Symptoms and Treatment
Psoriasis on the eyelids can be a difficult condition to manage. Learn about the symptoms, complications, and available forms of treatment here. (Medical News Today)

Macular degeneration: Study sheds light on Alzheimer's proteins in retina
Study reveals new insights into the molecular mechanisms of beta-amyloid buildup - a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease - in the retina of people with AMD. (Medical News Today)

Smart cane could transform lives of the blind and visually impaired
An enterprising researcher from The University of Manchester has developed a prototype tool that could help transform the lives of the blind and visually impaired. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's disease proteins could be at fault for leading cause of vision loss among older people
Research from the University of Southampton gives new insight into possible causes of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss among people aged 50 and older. (Medical News Today)

New gene-editing technology partially restores vision in blind animals
Salk Institute researchers have discovered a holy grail of gene editing - the ability to, for the first time, insert DNA at a target location into the non-dividing cells that make up the majority... (Medical News Today)

Neurons in the human eye are organised for error correction
Cells that send visual signals to the brain act collectively to suppress noise and improve accuracy. (Medical News Today)

Gut microbes influence development of wet AMD
New mouse study finds an imbalance in gut microbes from high-fat diets influences evolution of wet AMD via increased gut permeability and inflammation. (Medical News Today)

Microbes in your gut influence major eye disease
Bacteria in your intestines may play an important role in determining if you will develop blinding wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). (Medical News Today)

Level of education is more decisive than intelligence for the development of short-sightedness
Environmental factors such as education and leisure activities have a greater influence on the development of short-sightedness or myopia than the ability to think logically and solve problems. (Medical News Today)

New findings show promise for treatment of Graves' disease and other ocular disorders
A new class of therapies may be on the horizon for thyroid eye disease (TED) and other destructive scarring conditions. (Medical News Today)

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