Ophthalmology

A New Treatment For Glaucoma?

A new study in mice has identified new treatment targets for glaucoma, including preventing a severe pediatric form of glaucoma, as well as uncovering a possible new class of therapy for the most common form of glaucoma in adults.
Related topics: Glaucoma, Medical Research

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The Ivermectin Craze Is Being Fueled By Medical Front Groups With Ties To Right-wing Dark Money

Two years ago, ivermectin was an obscure drug consigned only to those who had the rare displeasure of contracting parasites like scabies or river blindness. American doctors wrote a mere 150,000 prescriptions for the drug in 2019 – roughly 0.1% of...
Related topics: Parasites, Blindness

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Johns Hopkins Medicine's Wilmer Eye Institute Establishes The Sanford And Susan Greenberg Center To...

After losing his sight as a college student, Sanford "Sandy" Greenberg, an emeritus trustee of The Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine, vowed to end blindness "permanently and for everyone." Now, to further that goal, the Johns...
Related topics: Blindness, Medical Research

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Stephen D. Mcleod, Md, To Lead The American Academy Of Ophthalmology

The American Academy of Ophthalmology board of trustees today announced the unanimous selection of Stephen D. McLeod, M.D., 57, as the Academy's next chief executive officer (CEO).

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Charting Hidden Territory Of The Human Brain

Neuroscientist shave discovered a novel, non-invasive imaging-based method to investigate the visual sensory thalamus, an important structure of the human brain and point of origin of visual difficulties in diseases such as dyslexia and glaucoma....
Related topics: Medical Research, Dyslexia, Glaucoma

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Halloween Is Back. Scare Up The Fun, Not The Scary Eye Infections

The American Academy of Ophthalmology urges the public to only buy decorative contacts from retailers who require a prescription and sell FDA-approved products.
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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Protecting The Ozone Layer Is Delivering Vast Health Benefits

An international agreement to protect the ozone layer is expected to prevent 443 million cases of skin cancer and 63 million cataract cases for people born in the United States through the end of this century, according to new research.
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Cataract, Medical Research

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Boosting The Cell's Power House

Severe fatigue, muscle weakness, even blindness -- mitochondrial diseases have various symptoms. In fact, the majority of genetic diseases are caused by defects of the mitochondria. Hence, understanding these 'power houses' of our cells is crucial...
Related topics: Blindness, Genetics

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New Study Suggests That Aquaporin Could Be Key To Repairing Corneal Defects

Corneal defects often heal themselves, but serious injuries that are left untreated can result in inflammation, infection, ulceration and even blindness. A new study provides exciting evidence supporting the involvement of aquaporins in corneal cell...
Related topics: Medical Research, Blindness

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Toxic Dna Buildup In Eyes May Drive Blinding Macular Degeneration

Damaging DNA builds up in the eyes of patients with geographic atrophy, an untreatable, poorly understood form of age-related macular degeneration that causes blindness, new research reveals. Based on the discovery, the researchers think it may be...
Related topics: DNA, Genetics, Blindness, Medical Research

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Nih-funded Study Shows Screening Device Accurately Detects Amblyopia (lazy Eye)

A handheld screening device that detects subtle misalignment of the eyes accurately identifies children with amblyopia (lazy eye), according to a study published in the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
Related topics: Medical Research

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New X-ray Imaging Technique Investigates Cells Hosting Chlamydiae Bacteria

Best known as the cause of a sexually transmitted infection, Chlamydiae are a diverse group of pathogens whose strains can also lead to pneumonia and blindness.
Related topics: Bacteria, Pneumonia, Blindness

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American Society Of Retina Specialists (asrs) Launches See For A Lifetime See A Retina Specialist...

America's retina specialists are warning the public that millions in the US who don't know the facts about common retinal conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy are at risk for preventable blindness or...
Related topics: Diabetes, Blindness

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Novel Approach Reverses Amblyopia In Animals

Amblyopia is the most common cause of vision loss in children, according to the U.S. National Eye Institute. It arises when visual experience is disrupted during infancy, for example by a cataract in one eye. Even after the cataract is removed,...
Related topics: Cataract

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Diabetes Medications Linked To Glaucoma Prevention

Retrospective data from more than 5,000 patients shows that GLP-1R agonists may be protective against the disease.
Related topics: Diabetes, Glaucoma

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Open Notes Shines Light On Errors In Patient Medical Records

(MedPage Today) -- A retired San Diego physician sought a second opinion on some vision issues that had progressed. But when the medical records from his first ophthalmologist were forwarded to the second -- after repeated requests -- he...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Noninvasive Eye Procedure Provides Potential Pathway For Virus, Disease Carriers

In Physics of Fluids, by AIP Publishing, scientists from the Indian Institute of Science and the Narayana Nethralaya Foundation explain how tears ejected from the eye during a procedure that tests for glaucoma can theoretically transmit disease.
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Glaucoma

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Researchers Find Evidence Of Possible Link Between Herpes Simplex And Neurogenerative Diseases

In a 'first of its kind' study, researchers found a potential direct connection between neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), glaucoma, and the herpesvirus.
Related topics: Medical Research, Herpes, Herpes Simplex Virus, Alzheimer's Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Glaucoma

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Euretina 2021

Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from EURETINA 2021 Medscape Ophthalmology

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Here's Why Apellis Pharmaceuticals Is Getting Hammered Today

Shares of Apellis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: APLS), a biopharmaceutical company focused on rare diseases, are sliding lower on Friday. Investors responding to conflicting clinical trial data for the company's experimental blindness prevention drug...
Related topics: Nasdaq, Clinical Trials, Blindness

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