Latest Optic nerve Stories
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.
In discovering a protein that helps organize the development of the retina, UC Irvine researchers have found a new molecular mechanism that may allow for stem cell-based therapies to treat eye disorders such as retinal degeneration.
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