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2013-08-26 13:27:36

NIH-funded study could lead to new treatments for amblyopia A study in mice reveals an elegant circuit within the developing visual system that helps dictate how the eyes connect to the brain. The research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, has implications for treating amblyopia, a vision disorder that occurs when the brain ignores one eye in favor of the other. Amblyopia is the most common cause of visual impairment in childhood, and can occur whenever there is a...

Playing Tetris To Treat Lazy Eye
2013-04-23 11:52:41

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Tetris is more than a fun and exciting way to practice your skills at packing a moving truck. According to new study, the iconic Russian tile-matching game created by Alexey Pajitnov in 1984 can also be used to correct amblyopia, or lazy eye. This condition is caused when the brain sends imbalanced processing signals and favors one eye over the other. New research from the McGill University in Montreal has looked into the...

2008-08-05 09:00:05

By Lauran Neergaard Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dr. Paul Dougherty delicately slipped a tiny lens inside the right eye of 7-year-old Megan Garvin -- a last- ditch shot at saving her sight in that eye. The California girl last week became one of a small number of U.S. children to try an experimental surgery to prevent virtual blindness from lazy eye diagnosed too late, or too severe, for standard treatment. The new approach: implantable lenses, the same kind that nearsighted...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.