Blindness

Nepal’s God Of Sight Eye Doctor To Expand Work Beyond Border

Nepal’s “God of Sight” eye doctor renowned for his innovative and inexpensive cataract surgery for the poor is taking his work beyond the Himalayan mountains so there is no more unnecessary blindness in the world
Related topics: Ophthalmology, Cataract

Read More →

Source Of Zika Neurodevelopmental Defects

A study identified how microcephaly (abnormally small heads) and blindness may develop in Zika-infected fetuses, as well as a new way to potentially prevent these neurodevelopmental defects.
Related topics: Medical Research, Ophthalmology

Read More →

A Single Injection Reverses Blindness In Patient With Rare Genetic Disorder

A patient with a genetic form of childhood blindness gained vision, which lasted more than a year, after receiving a single injection of an experimental RNA therapy into the eye.
Related topics: Ophthalmology, Genetics

Read More →

Aha News: Stroke, Blindness, A Heart Transplant – And A Can-do Spirit

TUESDAY, March 23, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Hana Hooper went to college with dreams of becoming a veterinarian. She aspired to boost her knowledge of biology and intended to amplify her interest in art. She was 18, and her future...
Related topics: Stroke, Ophthalmology

Read More →

I Ain't Afraid Of No Ghosts: People With Mind-blindness Not So Easily Spooked

The link between mental imagery and emotions may be closer than we thought.
Related topics: Ophthalmology

Read More →

Vision Impairment Is Associated With Mortality

A meta-analysis finds that vision impairment and blindness are tied to an increased risk of mortality, prompting the need to address global eye health disparities.
Related topics: Ophthalmology

Read More →

Scientists Gain Insight Into Genetics Of Glaucoma

WEDNESDAY, March 3, 2021 -- Researchers have identified 44 new genetic variants associated with glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness. They say their findings could provide new targets to treat the common eye disease. In their study, the...
Related topics: Genetics, Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Medical Research

Read More →

A New Blindness Gene Uncovered In A Canine Study

A study has uncovered a mutation in the IFT122 gene in blind dogs. The gene defect now discovered results in the progressive destruction of photoreceptor cells and retinal dystrophy. IFT122 is a new candidate also for retinal dystrophy in humans. A...
Related topics: Ophthalmology, Genetics, Medical Research

Read More →

New Research Sheds Light On Vision Loss In Batten Disease

Progressive vision loss, and eventually blindness, are the hallmarks of juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (JNCL) or CLN3-Batten disease. New research shows how the mutation associated with the disease could potentially lead to degeneration of...
Related topics: Medical Research, Ophthalmology, Genetics

Read More →

Sustained Blindness Risk Higher With Severe Diabetic Retinopathy At Diagnosis

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2021 -- More advanced diabetic retinopathy (DR) at first diagnosis is a significant risk factor for developing sustained blindness over two years, according to a study published online Jan. 20 in Diabetes Care. Charles C....
Related topics: Ophthalmology, Diabetes, Medical Research

Read More →

Air Pollution Linked To Irreversible Sight Loss: Study

Air pollution is likely to increase the risk of irreversible sight loss, according to the results of a long-term study published Tuesday. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness among over-50s in richer nations, with...
Related topics: Medical Research, Ophthalmology

Read More →

Man’s Blindness Reversed After Successful Artificial Cornea Implant

A man in Israel who has been battling blindness for a decade regained his vision after getting an artificial cornea implant. The 78-year-old is part of CorNeat clinical trials, which will include additional patients who are not suitable for or had...
Related topics: Ophthalmology, Clinical Trials

Read More →

Promising Steps Toward Retinal Cell Transplants To Fight Blindness

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- A promising step toward using retinal cell transplants to treat blindness is reported in a new study. Adult retinal stem cells from deceased human donors survived when they were transplanted into the eyes of non-human...
Related topics: Stem Cells, Ophthalmology, Medical Research

Read More →

Cure For Blindness Insight With Stem Cell

Retinal cells derived from adult human eye stem cells survived when transplanted into the eyes of monkeys, an important early
Related topics: Ophthalmology, Stem Cells

Read More →

How You Can Profit From The Best-managed Drugmaker On Earth

There are an estimated 463 million people in the world with diabetes, only half of whom are diagnosed. The disease is a major cause of stroke, kidney failure, blindness, heart attacks, and lower limb amputation. Just in the U.S., the percentage of...
Related topics: Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Kidney Disease, Heart Failure, Ophthalmology

Read More →

Scientists Reverse Age-related Vision Loss, Eye Damage From Glaucoma In Mice

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have successfully reversed age-related vision loss in animals as well as eye damage stemming from with a condition mimicking human glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness around the world.
Related topics: Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Medical Research, Harvard University

Read More →

Research Finds Little Progress On Worldwide Blindness In A Decade

Sobering new statistics released by the Global Burden of Disease study found no significant reduction in the number of people with treatable sight loss worldwide since 2010 as public health services failed to meet World Health Organization (WHO)...
Related topics: Medical Research, Ophthalmology

Read More →

Jordan Peterson Joins Daughter Mikhaila To Discuss 'colour-blindness' With Coleman Hughes

Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson announced last month that he had returned home from Serbia following his bout with consequences related to a physical addiction to benzodiazepine, a drug he was prescribed to treat anxiety. The phenomenal public...
Related topics: Ophthalmology, Psychology, Anxiety

Read More →

Missing The Radiological Forest For The Trees

Even experienced radiologists, when looking for one abnormality, can completely miss another. The results show that inattentional blindness can befall even experts.
Related topics: Ophthalmology

Read More →

Down Syndrome-associated Gene Suppresses Age-related Corneal Clouding

Down syndrome and hypercholesterolemia mouse models suggest that the DSCR-1 gene protects against abnormal cornea vascularization and associated blindness by suppressing oxidized LDL cholesterol production and downstream angiogenic signaling during...
Related topics: Genetics, Ophthalmology, Cholesterol

Read More →
What is noozilla?
Noozilla is an independent news aggregation service with a categorization engine that categorizes millions of news stories by subject.