Latest Optic nerve Stories

Research May Help Prevent Eye Injuries Among Soldiers
2014-06-30 03:30:57

By K.C. Gonzalez, University of Texas at San Antonio Researchers at UTSA are discovering that the current protective eyewear used by our US armed forces might not be adequate to protect soldiers exposed to explosive blasts. According to a recent study, ocular injuries now account for 13 percent of all battlefield injuries and are the fourth most common military deployment-related injury. With the support of the U.S. Department of Defense, UTSA biomedical engineering assistant...

2014-03-11 16:23:15

LONDON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Breakthroughs in Ophthalmic Devices and Drug Delivery Technologies (Technical Insights) Venture Capital and Private Equity Firms Vital for Ophthalmic Device and Drug Delivery InnovationThe aging of the population around the world will consequently lead to a rapid increase in the 65-and-over population by 2030, a population that accounts for the highest incidence and prevalence of eye...

2014-01-16 23:22:28

Glaucoma is a silent illness; most people have no early symptoms or warning signs as their peripheral vision diminishes or blind spots occur. Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 Glaucoma is a silent illness; most people have no early symptoms or warning signs as their peripheral vision diminishes or blind spots occur. It affects more than 2.7 million Americans age 40 and older. Another 2 million do not know they have the disease. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and Frantz EyeCare...

2013-11-19 16:54:03

According to study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience Nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) is one of the leading causes of sudden and irreversible loss of vision in older adults. In a prospective randomized trial of 60 patients with NAION, investigators have shown that the addition of the corticosteroid fluocortolone (FC) to standard therapy significantly improves both short- and long-term visual acuity, especially when given soon after the onset of...

Alzheimer's Disease May One Day Be Diagnosed By Visual Cues
2013-11-13 14:25:05

[ Watch the Video: Vision Loss Linked With Alzheimer’s Disease ] Susan Bowen for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the future, your optometrist may be the first person to realize that you could have Alzheimer’s disease (AD). An international team of researchers has discovered the loss of a particular layer of retinal cells may reveal the presence of the disease. Led by R.C. Chang from the University of Hong Kong, along with researchers from Georgetown University Medical...

2013-07-17 23:00:37

In a new report, Outlook with Ben Kingsley will highlight the importance of early detection to enhance the effectiveness of glaucoma treatment. Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 Affecting more than 2.2 million Americans, glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness. However, only half of the people with glaucoma even know they have it. Glaucoma is a group of conditions that causes damage in the eye’s optic nerve and is often associated with increased pressure inside the eye....

2013-06-28 23:03:46

Diopsys VEP technology indicates functional abnormalities in early glaucoma patients where visual field testing fails. Pine Brook, NJ (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 To better evaluate patients with degenerative vision problems, a team of researchers from New York Eye and Ear Infirmary recently concluded that the Diopsys® NOVA-LX VEP vision test may be useful for diagnosis of glaucoma with structural abnormalities where visual field tests indicate normal vision. The outcome of their study...

One Step Closer To Understanding The Origins Of Eye Disease
2013-04-04 06:12:35

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have published a study describing the use of an innovative process to examine the effect of tension in maintaining retinal tissue. The method allows the retinal tissue to be studied outside the body while simulating the mechanical strain experienced by the tissue in the human body. The authors anticipate that the method will lead to better understanding of the reason for vision...

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