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Unexpected finding may help diabetic eye disease treatments

The unlikely discovery of a lipid in the eye, previously thought to only exist in the skin, has researchers optimistic about its potential to help prevent diabetic retinopathy (DR). Read more »

Immune cells in the retina can spontaneously regenerate

It’s been discovered microglia immune cells can completely repopulate themselves in the retina after being nearly eliminated, and are even able to re-establish normal organisation and function. Read more »

Genetically modified cornea prevents transplant rejection

Researchers have genetically modified a cornea in an effort to safely and effectively prevent rejection that can occur post-transplantation. Read more »

Eylea shown to reverse diabetic retinopathy in some cases

Regeneron’s injectable eye drug Eylea (aflibercept) effectively treated some cases of non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) during recently completed Phase III clinical trials. Read more »

Commonly used eye disease treatment ineffective

A 10-year clinical trial investigating thyroid eye disease (TED) has found that expensive and time-consuming radiotherapy treatments do not help patients who are also given steroid tablets. Read more »

Cannabis eye drops could treat glaucoma during sleep

Cannabinoid-based eye drops could one day be used to treat glaucoma patients while they sleep, according to research emanating from the University of British Columbia. Read more »

Study links AMD to ageing immune cells

Ageing immune cells increase the risk of sight-stealing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), research from the Washington University School of Medicine has suggested. Read more »

Nanowires restore vision in blind mice

Blind mice have had their vision partially restored by Chinese scientists, who replaced the animals’ dead photoreceptors with artificial versions made of gold and titanium oxide. Read more »

Close relationships key to eye health in the elderly

Older adults with limited social interaction are less likely to get cataract surgery, a University of Michigan (UM) study has found. Read more »

Lack of fatty acid in blood linked to blinding retinopathy of prematurity in preterm babies

A fatty acid found in the blood has been linked to blindness in premature babies, potentially paving the way for the development of new forms of treatment. Read more »

Blood vessels predict decline in mental capacity

Changes to blood vessels in the eye have been associated with a decline in people’s cognitive abilities, a new US study has found. Read more »
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Common eye movements may cause glaucoma

Repetitive eye movements may be a cause of glaucoma in people with normal intraocular pressure, according to a study from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Read more »


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