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2014-10-14 08:32:02

- AIMing to establish a new treatment for ophthalmologic diseases - TOKYO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma Inc.

2014-09-08 23:00:44

The advanced stage retinitis pigmentosa patient – considered a trailblazer – now paves the way for her grown children and others also battling the same blinding eye disease Philadelphia,

2014-08-21 04:21:27

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, August 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 36 blind patients with retinitis pigmentosa will receive groundbreaking Argus II 'bionic eye' treatment starting

Grapes Help Support Eye Health
2014-05-30 03:30:50

New research presented this week at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology conference in Orlando, Florida suggests that regular grape consumption may play a role in eye health by protecting the retina from deterioration.

coffee for retinal degeneration
2014-05-07 05:44:19

Coffee drinkers, rejoice! Aside from java’s energy jolt, food scientists say you may reap another health benefit from a daily cup of joe: prevention of deteriorating eyesight and possible blindness from retinal degeneration due to glaucoma, aging and diabetes.

Exercise Can Help Reduce Or Slow Vision Loss
2014-02-12 12:23:58

While it may seem unrelated to eye function, physical exercise can actually help to protect the structure and function of nerve cells in the retina after injury – according to a new study in The Journal of Neuroscience.

2013-10-15 20:47:06

Research led by physician-scientists at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has produced a breakthrough discovery in diagnosing retinitis pigmentosa, a blinding disease that affects about 1 in 4,000 people in the United States.

2013-10-09 12:08:08

A team of researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) has found that loss of an anti-aging gene induces retinal degeneration in mice and might contribute to age-related macular degeneration, the major cause of blindness in the elderly.

New PRA Gene In Phalenes And Papillons Identified
2013-08-29 08:52:33

Finnish researchers have identified a genetic mutation causing progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) in the Phalene and Papillon dog breeds.


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