New research links mitochondrial dysfunction to the development of Fuchs’ Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy (FECD)

  Researchers at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear have shown a link between mitochondrial dysfunction in […]

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FDA permits marketing of device that senses optimal time to check patient’s eye pressure

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed marketing of a one-time use contact lens that may help practitioners identify […]

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Eye lens regeneration from own stem cells: ‘a paradigm shift in cataract surgery’

new study describes a pioneering new cataract treatment – tested in animals and in a small trial with human patients […]

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Drug ‘cocktail’ could restore vision in optic nerve injury

Research from Boston Children’s Hospital suggests the possibility of restoring at least some visual function in people blinded by optic […]

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Study: sight loss patients with depression are “routinely overlooked”

A new study has revealed that nearly half of people attending NHS low vision clinics for help with sight loss […]

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Edited stem cells offer hope of precision therapy for blindness

Findings raise the possibility of treating blinding eye diseases using a patient’s own corrected cells as replacement tissue. Using a […]

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Current vision screening recommendations for older adults have merit

The chair of ophthalmology at the University of Michigan examined a recent report investigating the value of vision screening for […]

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Understanding the mechanism of rare blinding disorder passed from parents to their children

Scientists have identified a key mechanism that damages the cornea in Meesmann epithelial corneal dystrophy, a rare blinding disorder, which […]

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Evidence insufficient to make recommendation regarding screening for impaired vision in older adults

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of […]

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