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Health News - Eye Health/Ophthalmology

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)

Genetic mutations that lead to macular degeneration blindness mapped by new research
Two gene mutations that trigger a retinal disease that causes blindness in one in 5,000 males have been mapped, leading to the potential for new therapeutic treatments. (Medical News Today)

High number of sports-related eye injuries in U.S.
From 2010 to 2013, approximately 30,000 individuals a year reported to emergency departments in the United States with sports-related eye injuries, according to a study published online by JAMA... (Medical News Today)

Is more, better? Finding the balance between nutritional supplements and eye health
Excess lutein supplements linked to formation of crystal deposits in the eyes. (Medical News Today)

After blindness, the adult brain can learn to see again
More than 40 million people worldwide are blind, and many of them reach this condition after many years of slow and progressive retinal degeneration. (Medical News Today)

Vitamin A orange maize improves night vision
A new study has found that vitamin A-biofortified orange maize significantly improves visual functions in children. (Medical News Today)

How to Get Rid of a Stye: Treatments and Home Remedies
(Medical News Today)

Glaucoma causing more sight loss - new study
Cases of blindness caused by glaucoma rose by 62% worldwide in two decades.The number of people made blind due to glaucoma has risen by 62% in two decades, according to research published in... (Medical News Today)

How to Get Rid of Red Eyes: Home Remedies and Health Tips
What is red eye and what is conjunctivitis? Learn about common causes, home remedies, and serious problems that may cause red eye. (Medical News Today)

Cell softness predicts corneal transplant success
Stem cell transplantation is a promising strategy for restoring eyesight resulting from corneal damage, but tissue grafts must contain a high percentage of stem cells for clinical success. (Medical News Today)

New life hack for de-blurring visual images without glasses
An international team of neuroscientists has shown that a person's ability to see fine visual detail can be sharpened by simply staring for a few seconds at a rapidly flickering display. (Medical News Today)

Wearable artificial vision device shows promise in helping legally blind people 'read'
Study shows potential of assistive technology to improve quality of life for the visually impaired. (Medical News Today)

Researchers use breakthrough technology to detect glaucoma progression
In a first of its kind study, Mount Sinai researchers are using optimal coherence tomography (OCT) angiography to look at the earliest stages of glaucoma and identify characteristic patterns of... (Medical News Today)

Visual cortex plays role in plasticity of eye movement reflex
By peering into the eyes of mice and tracking their ocular movements, researchers made an unexpected discovery: the visual cortex - a region of the brain known to process sensory information ... (Medical News Today)

Triple-drug chemotherapy with topotecan helps preserve vision in retinoblastoma patients
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital researchers report a topotecan-based chemotherapy regimen should be considered front-line therapy for patients with advanced bilateral retinoblastoma; an eye... (Medical News Today)

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