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Insight to the Eye Lens

May 17, 2018

U. Delaware's Salil Lachke identifies new mechanism essential for eye lens development.

NEI charts a clearer future for cataract prevention and treatment

June 29, 2017

Research funded by the National Eye Institute aims to reverse progression of cataracts—the most common cause of blindness worldwide—or to prevent them from forming altogether.

NIH-Funded Scientists Hone in on Molecular Causes of Secondary Cataract

March 24, 2017

Four to 12 percent of people undergoing cataract surgery to replace a cloudy lens with a clear artificial one develop posterior capsule opacification (PCO).

Space Lab Technology May Help Researchers Detect Early Signs of Cataract

December 22, 2015

As we age, proteins in the lenses of our eyes start misbehaving: They unfold and congregate in clusters that block, scatter and distort light as it passes through the lens.

Novel Mechanism Identified in Cells in Close Proximity

December 15, 2015

Researchers at Florida Atlantic University are the first to show that cells in close proximity to each other can sense when a cell is dying due to environmental stressors like UV light and smoke, and eat the cell before it becomes toxic.

Hopkins Vision Researcher Links Environmental Change to Eye Health Hazards

December 2, 2015

Another reason to worry about climate change: Expanding areas of arid land, air pollution, and greater exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation all present potential health hazards to your eyes, according to Sheila West, Ph.D....

Eye Drops Could Clear Up Cataracts Using Newly Identified Chemical

November 5, 2015

A chemical that could potentially be used in eye drops to reverse cataracts, the leading cause of blindness, has been identified by a team of scientists

Defective Lens Protein Implicated in Cataract Shown Culprit in Presbyopia

August 4, 2015

Loss or defects of a protein previously shown to play a key a role in cataract, the clouding of the lens that commonly strikes people in their seventies, has now been shown to contribute to presbyopia...

Tufts University Researchers Identify Mechanism Involved in Causing Cataracts in Mice

January 12, 2015

A team of scientists has established that a breakdown in communication between two biochemical pathways in the eye is involved in causing cataracts.

Unas nuevas investigaciones exploran como los rayos UV contribuyen a las cataratas

June 3, 2014

Un nuevo estudio ofrece una explicación de cómo la exposición constante a la luz solar puede aumentar el riesgo de desarrollar cataratas, una opacidad del cristalino que suele ocurrir con la edad.