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UNH Researchers Create a Hydrogel Contact Lens to Treat Serious Eye Disease

March 12, 2019

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have created a hydrogel that could one day be made into a contact lens to more effectively treat corneal melting.

Molecular Classification and Comparative Taxonomies of Foveal and Peripheral Cells in Primate Retina

February 21, 2019

A team of researchers led by Harvard's Joshua Sanes applied high-throughput genetic sequencing methods to create the first cellular atlas of the primate retina.

Nitisinone Increases Melanin in People With Albinism

February 20, 2019

A small pilot clinical study at the National Eye Institute (NEI) suggests that the drug nitisinone increases melanin production in some people with oculocutaneous albinism type 1B (OCA-1B), a rare genetic disease that causes pale skin and hair and poor vi

Electrical Activity Early in Fruit Flies' Brain Development Could Shed Light on How Neurons Wire the Brain

February 12, 2019

Neurons somehow know which of their neighbors to connect with and which to avoid in the crowded environment of the central nervous system. But how?

New target could help protect vision following optic nerve trauma

February 11, 2019

Scientists from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University have discovered that removing a pro-inflammatory enzyme promotes regeneration after an injury to the optic nerve.

NIH Researchers Hone in on Genes Linked to Age-Related Macular Degeneration

February 11, 2019

National Eye Institute scientists led a collaborative study and zeroed in on genes associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss and blindness among people age 65 and older.

Glaucoma Detection Gets Potential Boost from Virtual Reality, Brain-Based Device

January 29, 2019

A wearable brain-based device called NGoggle that incorporates virtual reality could help improve glaucoma diagnosis and prevent vision loss.

IUPUI researchers re-create retinal microenvironment in a dish with human stem cells

January 24, 2019

IUPUI scientists have used retinal ganglion cells derived from human pluripotent stem cells to create models that better mimic the human retina.

Microscopic eye movements affect how we see contrast

January 22, 2019

A team of researchers has discovered how the brain uses tiny, unconscious eye movements to pick up differences in brightness, likely by “refreshing” signals hitting the retina.

Faulty molecular master switch may contribute to AMD

January 22, 2019

A signaling pathway controlled by transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) could be involved in the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).