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Eye and Vision
Genetics play a major role in predisposing infants to retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a disease prevalent in premature infants that disrupts normal blood vessel development of the retina and can lead to blindness.
A gene variant that increases the risk of developing the aggressive "wet" form of age related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness in people over age 50.
Testing the eyes of preterm children when they reach 2.5 years of age may predict vision problems at age 10.
New vision plastic device cuts down on repeat surgeries, infections and improves vision
Potentially blinding blood vessel growth in the cornea resulting from eye injury or even surgery can be reduced by more than 50 percent with a new manmade protein, researchers say.
Scientists have successfully transplanted light sensing cells directly into the eyes of mice and restored their visual function.
First to successfully use MRI in animal models to capture images of eye's elusive retinal layers.
In poor light the eyes of mice react like some digital cameras: they reduce their resolution while at the same time increasing their sensitivity.
Low intensity laser treatment is ineffective in preventing complications of AMD or vision loss.
A gene called Six3 is one of the earliest critical regulators controlling lens development in the eye of the mammalian embryo.
Unlike a number of other eye related tests, this new 3D monitor stereotest does not require disassociating glasses that children often find cumbersome.
The children who are the best candidates for vision correction surgery are those who cannot or will not wear glasses and have blunted social interactions or fearfulness because of their visual impairment.
Traditional assumptions that contact lenses are safer than laser surgery to correct vision problems may not be true according to a OHSU eye doctor.
90% or more of Lucentis treated wet AMD patients maintained vision, as defined by a loss of less than 15 letters in visual acuity measured on the study eye chart.
Use of antibiotic to treat infectious eye disease trachoma may increase risk for re infection.
Understanding herpes' unusual pathway for infecting the stroma cells opens up new strategies for developing therapies against this potentially blinding disease and has implications for understanding other herpes virus infections.
The human visual system is better able to discriminate the movements of a single person when his or her actions are coordinated in a meaningful way with a second individual.
A dart like molecule that adheres to proteins in the eye is the key that turns on the uncontrolled growth of blood vessels.
A new common, noncoding variant in the Complement Factor H (CFH) gene that is associated with age related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of irreversible visual impairment and blindness among persons aged 60 and older.
The visual aid promises to improve the visual abilities of people with tunnel vision.
People who qualify for Medicare and whose eyesight has significantly declined due to macular degeneration, diabetes or certain other conditions can now get up to 9 hours of vision rehabilitation through a new Medicare project.
Among the estimated 34 million contact lens wearers in the United States, microbial keratitis (corneal infection) is a rare but serious complication that may lead to permanent vision loss or the need for corneal transplantation.