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Nanosponges used to combat eye infection

Nanosponges could halt the rising number of intraocular infections associated with increasing eye surgeries, according to researchers from the American Society for Microbiology. Read more »

Algal genes and optogenetics to be used in new therapy

Genes from light-seeking algae will be inserted into the eyes of blind patients as part of human trials for a new type of optogenetics treatment. Read more »

Space travel affects optic nerve

Long-term space travel can crush the delicate nerves in the eye, according to a recent study of astronauts after their manned missions to space. Read more »

Study advances gene therapy for glaucoma

Scientists attempting to use gene therapy to reduce intraocular pressure have discovered an improved method for delivering genes to the trabecular meshwork. Read more »

Statins could help avoid repeat surgeries

It’s been discovered that statins could prevent the formation of scar tissue inside the eye and reduce the risk of repeated surgery in patients who undergo a vitrectomy to treat a detached retina. Read more »

Comitant strabismus genes identified

The identification of two candidate genes for eye-misalignment conditions has potentially provided a breakthrough for understanding how people maintain eye alignment. Read more »

CRISPR used to prevent glaucoma in mice

Scientists have used the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system to disrupt a mutant gene responsible for some forms of glaucoma. Read more »

Therapy successfully treats persistent epithelial defects

A retrospective chart review has shown combining silicone hydrogel contact lenses with autologous serum eye (ASE) drops can treat postinfectious corneal persistent epithelial defects. Read more »

Potential new treatment for diabetic retinopathy

The discovery of a protein that, when inhibited, reduces diabetic retinopathy (DR) could result in a new method for treating the increasingly common eye disorder. Read more »

Genes impact success of anti-VEGF treatment

It’s been revealed that specific gene variants impact the response AMD patients have to anti-VEGF treatment. Read more »

Children of parents exposed to chemicals have heightened risk of rare eye cancer

Parents’ exposure to chemicals at work might be linked to retinoblastoma in their children, according to a report from some of the world’s leading childhood cancer experts. Read more »

AMD biomarkers discovered in blood

Breakthrough research has found patients with any stage of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) carry signs of the disease in their blood that may be found through special laboratory tests. Read more »


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