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Watchful Waiting Reasonable for Patients with Diabetic Macular Edema and Good Vision

April 29, 2019

People with good vision despite having center-involved diabetic macular edema can safely forego immediate treatment of their eye condition as long as they are closely monitored, and treatment begins promptly if vision worsens, according to clinical trial.

Brains of Blind People Adapt to Sharpen Sense of Hearing, Study Shows

April 22, 2019

Research has shown that people who are born blind or become blind early in life often have a more nuanced sense of hearing, especially when it comes to musical abilities and tracking moving objects in space (imagine crossing a busy road using sound alone)

Microglia, the Immune Cells of the Central Nervous System, Shown to Regulate Neuroinflammation

April 22, 2019

A research team at Massachusetts Eye and Ear has shown that microglia, the primary immune cells of the central nervous system—including the retina of the eye—serve as “gatekeepers,” or biosensors and facilitators, of neuroinflammation...

Experimental Drug Delivers One-Two Punch to Vision Loss

April 10, 2019

In studies with lab-grown human cells and in mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have found that an experimental drug may be twice as good at fighting vision loss as previously thought.

Arbitrary Categories Improve visual Learning Transfer, Study Finds

March 28, 2019

Many brain training games claim to improve mental performance, but a growing body of cognitive research shows that while participants get better on a game’s specific tasks, the benefits do not transfer to real-life skills...

NIH Study Finds No Evidence That Calcium Increases Risk of AMD

March 21, 2019

Eating a calcium-rich diet or taking calcium supplements does not appear to increase the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to the findings of a study by scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI).

Imaging Method Reveals Long-lived Patterns in Cells of the Eye

March 21, 2019

Cells of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) form unique patterns that can be used to track changes in this important layer of tissue in the back of the eye, researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have found.

New Study Reshapes Understanding of How the Brain Recovers from Injury

March 20, 2019

New research, which appears in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, sheds light on how the damage in the brain caused by a stroke can lead to permanent vision impairment for approximately 265,000 Americans each year.

With Single Gene Insertion, Blind Mice Regain Sight

March 15, 2019

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, find that restoring opsins with gene therapy can make 'blind' cells light-sensitive; potential human treatment within three years.

Therapy Could Improve, Prolong Sight in Those Suffering Vision Loss

March 13, 2019

A new therapy developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, could help prolong useful vision and delay total blindness for people with retinitis pigmentosa.