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Neuromyelitis optica: conventional therapies do not achieve the best results
In the course of a study conducted throughout Germany, medical professionals have compared different treatment methods for Neuromyelitis optica, an inflammatory disease of the central nervous... (Medical News Today)

Stem cell study paves the way for patient therapies
Stem cells that have been specifically developed for use as clinical therapies are fit for use in patients, an independent study of their genetic make-up suggests. (Medical News Today)

Halteres, essential for flight in all flies, are needed by some to climb walls
Sensory organ use hints at how brain processes multiple sources of information. (Medical News Today)

York research points to enhanced detection of Parkinson's
New research by biologists at the University of York could lead to improved methods of detection for early-onset Parkinson's disease. (Medical News Today)

Umbilical cells help eye's neurons connect
Factor released by cells helps connections, not longevity.Cells isolated from human umbilical cord tissue have been shown to produce molecules that help retinal neurons from the eyes of rats grow... (Medical News Today)

Cataract surgery lessens patients' dizziness
Older people with visual impairment can report feeling dizzy and falling. A new study found that after routine cataract surgery, the improved vision led to patients experiencing significantly less... (Medical News Today)

Visual stress could be a symptom of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, research suggests
University of Leicester research team discovers vision-related abnormalities that could help in diagnosis of illnessPeople suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) could experience... (Medical News Today)

Amblyopia, not strabismus, identified as key contributor to slow reading in school-age children
Children with amblyopia, commonly known as "lazy eye," may have impaired ocular motor function. (Medical News Today)

Vision test gives insight into the effect of prenatal exposure to recreational drugs
Children exposed to marijuana in the womb show a significant improvement in their ability to track moving objects at age four, according to new vision research. (Medical News Today)

Entrepreneurs create bracelet that uses an ultrasonic system to help blind people navigate
The technological development has international recognition and has sparked interest for industrial production by a manufacturer in the medical sector. (Medical News Today)

'Rat vision' may give humans best sight of all
Humans have the best of all possible visual worlds because our full stereo vision combines with primitive visual pathways to quickly spot danger, a study led by the University of Sydney has... (Medical News Today)

Infants with blind parents pay less attention to eyes
For parents of young children, there are few milestones more memorable than that first word. But people communicate an awful lot to each other without ever saying anything at all. (Medical News Today)

UGA researchers develop visual test to quickly check brain function quality
University of Georgia researchers have developed a simple technique to measure an individual's visual processing speed--the speed at which an individual can comprehend visual information--in order to... (Medical News Today)

Max Planck Florida study reveals cortical circuits that encode black and white
While some things may be 'as simple as black and white,' this has not been the case for the circuits in the brain that make it possible for you to distinguish black from white. (Medical News Today)

Dartmouth scientists shed light on how our brains see the world
A Dartmouth study reveals how the brain understands motion and still objects to help us navigate our complex visual world. (Medical News Today)

New tech helps handlers monitor health, well-being of guide dogs
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a device that allows people who are blind to monitor their guide dogs, in order to keep tabs on the health and well-being of their canine... (Medical News Today)

Ophthalmology's data science initiative yields important clinical post-surgery insights
American Academy of Ophthalmology's IRIS Registry reveals new information on eye inflammation rates following cataract surgery and anti-VEGF injections. (Medical News Today)

Nearsightedness progression in children slowed down by medicated eye drops
Researchers present findings on five-year clinical trial of low-dose atropine for myopia at AAO 2015, the American Academy of Ophthalmology's annual meeting. (Medical News Today)

Regenerative medicine speeds healing of eye tissue following surgery
A new regenerative medicine can heal the front of the eye in as little as two days after surgery by stimulating faster tissue repair, according to a new study. (Medical News Today)

Quark Pharmaceutical announces initiation of patient recruitment for global pivotal study of QPI-1007 in NAION
Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a late clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, who is a leader in the discovery and development of novel RNA interference (RNAi)-based therapeutics, has announced that... (Medical News Today)

Injection instead of laser photocoagulation may be viable treatment option for diabetic retinopathy
Among patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy, treatment with an injection in the eye of the drug ranibizumab resulted in visual acuity that was not worse than panretinal photocoagulation... (Medical News Today)

Digital glasses help children with lazy eye
'Amblyz' occlusion glasses work just as well for children with lazy eye as eye drops or an eye patch, and could be more acceptable and comfortable for them to use. (Medical News Today)

Fights and falls are major causes of eye injury in the US
Falls and fights are the top causes of eye injury in the US, a new study finds, costing an average $20,000 per injury in treatment - a rise of 62% in cost since 2002. (Medical News Today)

Lucentis proves effective against proliferative diabetic retinopathy
Clinical trial marks first major advance in eyesight-preserving therapy in decades. (Medical News Today)

Protein's work in eye lens suggests a way to tame cancer
How does a protein called connexin put the clamps on cancer? Researchers in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio reported an explanation. (Medical News Today)

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