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2010-03-02 07:40:20

Researchers at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute are now a step closer to deciphering a leading cause of blindness in the United States – glaucoma.

2010-01-07 17:52:43

The laboratory of Dr. Frédéric Charron, a researcher at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM), has discovered a new molecular mechanism that permits the guidance of visual nerves towards the brain.

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2009-12-23 14:40:00

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.

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2009-12-10 08:35:00

Mouse study suggests that response to injury-induced growth factors can be revived.

2009-10-27 15:25:46

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...

2009-03-15 16:15:15

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.

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2009-01-29 10:09:20

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.

2008-12-23 20:41:52

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.

2008-08-02 03:00:07

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.

2006-11-16 15:01:30

Allergan's memantine could offer a novel mechanism to slow glaucoma progression if the current phase III trial shows positive data.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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