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Latest Fight for Sight Stories

2010-08-04 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Fight for Sight, an organization that has supported eye and vision research since 1946 by providing funds to promising scientists early in their careers, today announced its 64th annual selection of grantees for outstanding eye research projects. This year, 35 grants valued at $288,300 have been awarded to researchers in three categories: seven Post-Doctoral Awards, five Grants-in-Aid, and 23 Summer Student Fellowships. This year's grants fund research on...

2009-07-02 12:34:49

 Researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center have found a way to use a natural compound to stop one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. The research appears online this month in the journal Diabetes, a publication of the American Diabetes Association. The discovery of the compound's function in inflammation and blood vessel formation related to eye disease means scientists can now develop new therapies "“including eye drops "“ to stop...

2008-06-19 03:00:06

More than 30 million adults over 40 suffer from cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and glaucoma, according to a recent study. The situation is getting worse and is predicted to double in the next 30 years. Although surgery is an option for some, prevention is possible with early detection according to research reported on by feelgoodforlife.com. Multivitamins, and especially zinc, vitamins A and C, beta-carotene and anti-oxidants, may help. The updated study, Vision...