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Gene Therapy for Blinding Eye Conditions Improves with Engineered Virus

Gene Therapy for Blinding Eye Conditions Improves with Engineered Virus An easier and more effective method for inserting genes into eyeballs that could significantly improve gene therapy for eyesight restoration has been developed by University of California, Berkeley Researchers. This new approach may aid patients with blinding inherited conditions such retiniti... Read More

'Preferred Retinal Location' Benefits Older Patients with Central Vision Loss

'Preferred Retinal Location' Benefits Older Patients with Central Vision Loss Perceptual learning techniques may be a helpful new approach in rehabilitating patients suffering from central vision loss - taking advantage of visual plasticity that continues even through old age, according to a special article published in Optometry and Vision Science. Read More

Anti-Cholesterol Drugs May Aid in Avoiding AMD Vision Loss

Anti-Cholesterol Drugs May Aid in Avoiding AMD Vision Loss Recent research that links the causes of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with blocked arteries suggests that anti-cholesterol drugs may prevent the eye disease, the leading cause of blindness amongst elderly individuals in the U.S. The study is published in the journal Cell Metabolism a... Read More

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Risk Linked to Regular Aspirin Use

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Risk Linked to Regular Aspirin Use Individuals who take aspirin on a regular basis over a long-term period may have an elevated risk of developing age-related macular degeneration %u2013 the main source of blindness among seniors. This is according to research from the University of Sydney and reported in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More

Macular Degeneration Risk Greater for Elderly Aspirin Users

Macular Degeneration Risk Greater for Elderly Aspirin Users Elderly individuals who use aspirin see a significantly greater risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to research published in JAMA. Macular degeneration is an eye condition that primarily impacts the elderly and results in a progressive loss of vision. The condition occurs... Read More

New Breakthrough Can Help Prevent Blindness

New Breakthrough Can Help Prevent Blindness Certain kinds of cells, known as corneal limbal stromal cells, have been identified in the eye, which could lead to a new treatment to cure blinding eye conditions. Published in the British Journal for Opthalmology, a team of researchers from the University of Southhampton discovered that thes... Read More

Older Americans See Debilitating Eyesight Problems Begin to Decline

Older Americans See Debilitating Eyesight Problems Begin to Decline Senior citizens are now reporting fewer eyesight problems than their counterparts from a generation ago, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. Improved techniques for cataracts surgery and a reduction in macular degeneration incidence may be the main forces behind this change. Read More

Addressing the Rising Rates of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Addressing the Rising Rates of Age-Related Macular Degeneration As our populations continue to age, the incidence of age-related macular degeneration or AMD is set to rise. AMD, which causes progressive blindness, may already be present in its early stages in 20% of 60 year-olds and those who are older in some countries. While 10 years ago there were hardl... Read More

Choosing Between Traditional and Custom Lasik

Choosing Between Traditional and Custom Lasik Lasik eyesight-correction surgery, a phenomenal breakthrough when it was first approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration in 1995, has recently been trumped big-time by the innovation known as wavefront Lasik technology, which is some 25 times more precise than its older cousin. The... Read More

Experimental Treatments Show Promise In the Restoration of Vision

Experimental Treatments Show Promise In the Restoration of Vision A retinal prosthesis and fetal tissue transplant are two experimental treatments that appear to restore partial vision to people with blinding eye diseases. Presented at Neuroscience 2009, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, the findings may lead to new treatments for the blind... Read More

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