Researchers have found cellular components in the epithelial tissue of the eye that were previously only thought to be present in electrically active tissues. It is hoped the discovery could lead to new treatments for diseases that are currently incurable.
A newly detailed model for cultivating retinal pigment cells could make the development of new and improved ocular drugs significantly easier. Read more
Scientists from Singapore and the United States have found new evidence suggesting a link between primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and Alzheimer’s. Read more
An Australian-led study has received $5 million to undertake the world’s most intensive investigation into why a particular group of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients are at greater risk of vision loss. Read more
Inconsistent or ineffective age-related macular degeneration (AMD) treatments might be solved by an easy solution, according to new research from the California Institute of Technology. Read more
A large UK study has linked air pollution to increased rates of glaucoma, adding to a growing body of evidence suggesting environmental factors might add to development and progression of the disease.
A blood test developed at the University of Queensland (UQ) is able to differentiate between a life-threatening melanoma of the eye and a benign mole. Read more
Researchers have identified a new link between diabetes and sight loss that has the potential to lead to new treatments for diabetic retinopathy (DR). Read more
Researchers from the UK have developed a genetic test capable of predicting an individual’s risk of developing childhood myopia. Read more
Australia is on track to meet its 2020 deadline to close the eye health disparity between the Indigenous Australians and the broader population, according to a new report. Read more