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Health News - Eye Health/Ophthalmology

Model helps identify drugs to treat cat eye infections
It's a problem veterinarians see all the time, but there are few treatments. (Medical News Today)

Macular degeneration insight identifies promising drugs to prevent vision loss
In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a University of Wisconsin-Madison research team pinpoints how immune abnormalities beneath the retina result in macular... (Medical News Today)

IU research points toward new blindness prevention methods in diabetic eye disease
By combining data on optometry patients' eyes with advanced computational methods, Indiana University researchers have created a virtual tissue model of diabetes in the eye. (Medical News Today)

Simple procedure could improve treatment for common eye disease
A new, minimally invasive procedure appears to be effective for many patients with Fuchs endothelial dystrophy (FED), a common eye disease, without the potential side effects and cost of the... (Medical News Today)

Corneal transplants, men and women don't see eye to eye
A new study of patients undergoing corneal transplants indicates that subtle differences between men and women may lead to poorer outcomes for a woman who has received a cornea from a male donor. (Medical News Today)

New eye test could detect glaucoma years earlier
UNSW Australia scientists have developed a testing protocol that identifies the blinding eye disease glaucoma four years earlier than current techniques. (Medical News Today)

Dry eye medication wins FDA approval
The FDA have approved lifitegrast - a twice-daily prescription eye drop solution - for treating both the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease in adults. (Medical News Today)

FDA approves new medication for dry eye disease
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution) for the treatment of signs and symptoms of dry eye disease. (Medical News Today)

Scientists restore key parts of vision in blind mice for first time
In mice with severed optic nerves, scientists coaxed eye-to-brain connections to regrow along their former routes and link to the right parts of the brain. (Medical News Today)

Boosting the potency of a broccoli-related compound yields a possible treatment for macular degeneration
Buck Institute study also shows that palmitoleic acid protects the retina from environmental damage in mouse models of disease. (Medical News Today)

Routine monitoring of eye condition effective in the community
Research published in BMJ Open today has found that community care for routine monitoring of neovascular age-related macular degeneration can be just as effective as hospital-based care. (Medical News Today)

Routine eye exams lead to high rate of change in vision status or care
Do you really need to get your eyes checked - even if you haven't noticed any vision problems or eye-related symptoms? (Medical News Today)

Harnessing an innate repair mechanism enhances the success of retinal transplantation
Regenerative therapies, based on cell replacement, hold promise for a wide range of age-related diseases, but efforts to bring the therapies to patients have not been very successful - in large... (Medical News Today)

FDA approves implantable device that changes the shape of the cornea to correct near vision
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay, a device implanted in the cornea (the clear, front surface) of one eye to improve near vision in certain patients... (Medical News Today)

New research could lead to restoring vision for sufferers of retinal disorders
Engineers and neuroscientists at the University of Sheffield have demonstrated for the first time that the cells in the retina carry out key processing tasks. (Medical News Today)

Current stimulation of the brain restores vision in patients with glaucoma and optic nerve damage
Randomized, clinical trial shows that modulating brain plasticity offers a promising avenue for vision restoration and rehabilitation. (Medical News Today)

Pain medicine helps preserve vision in model of inherited retinal degeneration
A pain medicine that potently activates a receptor vital to a healthy retina appears to help preserve vision in a model of severe retinal degeneration, scientists report. (Medical News Today)

The multiple sclerosis drug interferon-β as treatment for age-related macular degeneration?
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness among the elderly. (Medical News Today)

New gene therapy strategies emerging to combat vision loss
Diseases of the eye that cause vision loss and blindness, especially neurodegenerative disorders affecting the retina, are ideal targets for gene therapy, including gene replacement and promising... (Medical News Today)

Nearly 10 million adults found to be severely nearsighted in the United States
Largest U.S. study of its kind using American Academy of Ophthalmology's national ophthalmic database also finds women at higher risk of potentially blinding complication. (Medical News Today)

Research shows new mechanism that can cause eye inflammation
Research presented at the ASM Microbe research meeting demonstrates a new way bacteria can cause dramatic morphological changes in human cells. (Medical News Today)

Could restoring electrical signals help heal diabetic wounds?
Mouse study finds cornea wounds in diabetes have abnormal electric signals and suggests they could be a target in managing slow and non-healing wounds. (Medical News Today)

Researchers discover heart drug could reduce diabetes related blindness
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast and University College London have discovered that a drug, originally developed to treat cardiovascular disease, has the potential to reduce diabetes... (Medical News Today)

High-priced drugs used to treat diabetic macular edema not cost-effective
The anti-vascular endothelial growth factor drugs ranibizumab and aflibercept, used to treat vision loss from diabetic macular edema (DME), and approximately 20 to 30 times more expensive than... (Medical News Today)

Eye study underscores the long-lasting benefits of controlling diabetes
People with type 2 diabetes who intensively controlled their blood sugar level during the landmark Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) Trial Eye Study were found to have cut... (Medical News Today)

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