Latest Optic nerve Stories
Researchers at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute are now a step closer to deciphering a leading cause of blindness in the United States â€“ glaucoma.
The laboratory of Dr. FrÃ©dÃ©ric Charron, a researcher at the Institut de recherches cliniques de MontrÃ©al (IRCM), has discovered a new molecular mechanism that permits the guidance of visual nerves towards the brain.
The development of a bionic eye that will restore vision to someone who is completely blind is a step closer after the research team working on the project detected signals in the brain from electrodes implanted in the retina of a living eye.
Mouse study suggests that response to injury-induced growth factors can be revived.
Today's Scientific Program, 2009 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) - Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) Joint Meeting, includes a Veterans Administration study that indicates that Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with vision loss from traumatic brain injury have significantly poorer quality of life than comparable civilian patients, and a Harvard doctor's insights on how to best evaluate and care for low-vision patients who experience vivid visual hallucinations due to...
Scientists have identified the first gene that pulls the plug on ailing nerve cell branches from within the nerve cell, possibly helping to trigger the painful condition known as neuropathy.
Yearly screening that can lead to early detection of glaucoma can help prevent long-term damage to eye sight, ophthalmologists at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston advised.
The sneak thief of sight -- glaucoma -- often associated with the elderly, can strike at any age, a U.S. non-profit group warns. Officials at the Chicago-based Prevent Blindness America say glaucoma causes loss of sight by slowly damaging the optic nerve, which results in loss of peripheral vision.
By Lee, Heather That yearly checkup doesn't guarantee you're covered. Ask your M.D. about these important screens. You wouldn't dream of skipping your annual Pap or even your twice-ajar teeth cleaning.
Allergan's memantine could offer a novel mechanism to slow glaucoma progression if the current phase III trial shows positive data.
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