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Tool accurately assesses dry eye disease risk

An investigation into the Dry Eye Risk Assessment (DERA) tool has found it can accurately identify patients at risk of the disease. Read more »

Genome editing eye treatment a step closer

Researchers have restored retinal function in mice with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) by successfully applying CRISPR technology to a dominant disorder for the first time. Read more »

Low cost dye in contact lenses used to treat colour blindness

Contact lenses treated with low cost dye are being hailed as a potentially simple solution for treating colour blindness, thanks to a group of researchers at the University of Birmingham. Read more »

Therapy prevents batten disease-related vision loss

Gene therapy that directly targeted a specific type of neuron in the retina was able to prevent vision loss in mice with late infantile Batten disease. Read more »

Genetic silencing treatment effective against dry eye

Pharmaceutical company Sylentis has said research into its tivanisiran treatment for dry eye disease (DED) showed it improved ocular inflammatory parameters and tear quality, while also resulting in a reduction in ocular pain. Read more »

Glow-in-the-dark contact lenses could stop damage associated with diabetic retinopathy

A team of researchers has developed luminescent or glow-in-the-dark contact lenses which they believe could help protect against eye damage due to diabetic retinopathy (DR). Read more »

New approach could delay onset of blindness

Scientists have discovered a new strategy that delayed the onset of blindness in mice, and also has the potential to prevent cell death in several neurodegenerative diseases. 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 »


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