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Treatment for common vision disorder does not improve children’s reading skills

October 23, 2019

Results from a clinical trial funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) show that while vision therapy can successfully treat convergence insufficiency (CI) in children, it fails to improve their reading test scores.

Novel technique helps explain why bright light keeps us awake

October 15, 2019

Researchers at the Salk Institute and UC San Diego discover a way to make electron microscopy more detailed and precise by visualizing the activation of brain circuits over long distances

First accurate images of glaucoma-related eye structure taken by adapting telescope technology

October 15, 2019

Using methods originally developed by astronomers to view stars more clearly through Earth's atmosphere, optometry researchers at Indiana University have taken the first undistorted microscopic images of a part of the eye involved in glaucoma.

Antibody-based eye drops show promise for treating dry eye disease

October 11, 2019

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are the first to identify the presence of a specific type of antibody, called anti-citrullinated protein autoantibodies, or ACPAs, in human tear fluid.

Study Looks to Measure Benefits of Eyeglasses for Toddlers

October 8, 2019

A team of University of Arizona researchers has received a five-year, $4.1 million grant to study whether using eyeglasses to correct astigmatism in toddlers improves language, cognitive and motor development.

Navigating "Neuralville": Virtual town helps map brain functions

October 7, 2019

Using a virtual town, psychologists at Emory University have found that the human brain uses three distinct systems to perceive our environment.

Opioid prescriptions filled after eye surgery doubled from 2000 to 2014

September 19, 2019

A study from the University of Pennsylvania suggests efforts in the past decade to reduce the invasiveness and recovery time for ocular procedures have not impacted opioid use.

Nano-sized solution for efficient and versatile CRISPR gene editing

September 17, 2019

CRISPR gene-editing technology holds tremendous promise for treating or curing a wide range of devastating disorders, including vision loss.

Two commonly used uveitis drugs perform similarly in NIH-funded clinical trial

September 10, 2019

Methotrexate and the more expensive mycophenolate mofetil performed similarly in a head-to-head clinical trial that compared the two drugs for treating noninfectious uveitis, an eye disease that accounts for up to 15% of blindness in the U. S.

Success of gene therapy for a form of inherited blindness depends on timing

September 9, 2019

Using a canine model of the vision disorder Leber congenital amaurosis, Penn researchers found that photoreceptor cells continue to deteriorate after treatment if it is given too late.