Blindness

Research To Prevent Blindness And Association Of University Professors Of Ophthalmology Announce...

Christine Curcio, PhD, has been selected as the 2019 RPB David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding AMD Research (Weeks Award). The Weeks Award, funded through the generosity of Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB), an anonymous donor, and the Association...
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Scientists Make Major Breakthrough In Understanding Common Eye Disease

Scientists have announced a major breakthrough with important implications for sufferers of a common eye disease -- dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) -- which can cause total blindness in sufferers, and for which there are currently no...
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Tomorrow's Bionic Eyes Will Have 'predator' Vision

Whether through illness or injury, 36 million people suffer from blindness worldwide, and until just a decade ago those afflicted had little chance of regaining their sight. In 2009, doctors at the University of Manchester implanted the first Argus...
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Crispr Gene Editing To Take On Inherited Blindness In U.s. Study

A new study in the United States will use CRISPR gene-editing technology to attempt to treat LCA, a retinal condition that is one cause of inherited blindness. Here's what you need to know.
Related topics: Genetics, Ophthalmology, Medical Research

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Scientists Will Use Crispr To Hopefully Restore Sight To People With Inherited Blindness

The first in-body CRISPR trial could be an impressive feat of modern medicine. CRISPR is coming for your body. While that may sound like the tagline of a horror film, it’s potentially the future of medicine, as the gene-editing technique is...
Related topics: Ophthalmology, Genetics

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Researchers Think They Can Use Crispr Gene Editing Inside People To Cure A Form Of Blindness

Patients are about to be enrolled in the first study to test a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR inside the body to try to cure an inherited form of blindness. People with the disease have normal eyes but lack a gene that converts light into...
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Novel Mechanism Of Inheritance Detected

Non-Mendelian, oligogenic inheritance could be an unrecognized and important element for occurrence of hereditary retinal degenerations (HRDs, comprising retinitis pigmentosa) which are caused by ultra-rare mutations and cause progressive blindness.
Related topics: Genetics, Ophthalmology

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Low-cost Retinal Scanner Could Help Prevent Blindness Worldwide

Biomedical engineers have developed a low-cost, portable optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanner that promises to bring the vision-saving technology to underserved regions throughout the United States and abroad. Thanks to a redesigned,...
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Cat 'in Critical Condition' After Getting Washed For Over 40 Minutes In Washing Machine

Felix, the one-year-old kitty, is recovering from pneumonia, a concussion and temporary blindness caused by being washed in the washing machine.       
Related topics: Pneumonia, Ophthalmology

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Good News: Phones Probably Don't Cause Teens To Grow Horns

We tell teens many things of dubious truth to stop them from being gross little cretins: constant masturbation causes blindness, getting good grades and going to college will definitely result in a job, cell phones will cause them to grow horns....
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Mitigating “plant Blindness” Through A Photographing A Community Garden

Plant blindness has led to the devaluation of plants with regard to their impact on the economy and culture, environmental sustainability, and public health.
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Brighter Possibilities For Treating Blindness

Advances in preclinical research are now being translated into innovative clinical solutions for blindness, a review shows.
Related topics: Ophthalmology, Medical Research

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To Save Biodiversity And Feed The Future, First Cure 'plant Blindness'

From our perches in the urban jungle—or even in the leafier parts of suburbia—we often have a tough time naming the last plant we saw. Even if we just ate part of it. This is a symptom of "plant blindness," a term coined two decades ago by...
Related topics: Biodiversity, Ophthalmology, Medical Research

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The Fight Against Childhood Blindness Could Lead To Eagle-eyed Robots

Imparting vision upon machines has been a massive, multi-decade undertaking by the scientific community. And while the acuity of today's state-of-the-art computer systems can match or exceed a human's high-resolution optical anatomy,...
Related topics: Ophthalmology, Robots

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The Health 202: Here's A New Way To Raise Money For Medical Research: Selling Bonds To Wall Street

A pair of lawmakers introduced a bill to sell "Eye Bonds" for advancing hard-to-fund blindness research.
Related topics: Medical Research, Ophthalmology

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Statins May Cut Glaucoma Risk

Long-term use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs cut the risk of a leading cause of blindness.
Related topics: Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cholesterol

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Race Riot Triggers Epidemic Of Color Blindness

A health crisis has broken out in Chicago. An epidemic of color blindness has devastated the already frail credibility of area journalists. Normally liberal journalists are acutely aware of color, to the point of placing their obsession with...
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It's Tuesday, Let's See What's Up With The Mvnhs©

Oh:In The U.K., Blindness Is Free https://t.co/WdmI3bDUm3 from The Political Hat Blog— Political Hat Blog (@PoliticHatBlog) April 9, 2019It's what inevitably happens when health care becomes a "right."Original content copyright © InsureBlog
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A Soft Spot For Stem Cells Helps Cornea Healing

New research reveals a potential revolutionary way to treat eye injuries and prevent blindness -- by softening the tissue hosting the stem cells which then helps repair wounds, inside the body.
Related topics: Stem Cells, Medical Research, Ophthalmology

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Hickenlooper Suffers From Face Blindness

“John Hickenlooper knows he knows you from somewhere. The former Colorado governor just doesn’t know if it’s really you,” CNN reports. “Such is the life of a politician who suffers from prosopagnosia, or face blindness,...
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