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Improved Treatment Technique for Fuchs’ Dystrophy Shows Promise

Researchers compared two methods of corneal transplant tissue preparation for a procedure that saves sight in patients with Fuchs’ …

New Genetic Mutation Behind Childhood Glaucoma Identified

An international team of researchers has discovered a new genetic mutation that leads to childhood glaucoma, and in the process, uncovered a new mechanism for causing the disease. They hope their …

New Study Shows Repeated Stress Accelerates Aging of the Eye

New research suggests aging is an important component of retinal ganglion cell death in glaucoma, and that novel pathways can be targeted when designing new treatments for glaucoma …

Lab Grown ‘Mini Eyes’ Unlock Understanding of Blindness in Rare Genetic Condition

Researchers have grown ‘mini eyes’, which make it possible to study and better understand the development of blindness in a rare genetic disease called Usher syndrome for the first …

Genetics Combined With Long Years of Schooling Can Lead to Nearsightedness in Children

Researchers have identified five genetic variants that increasingly raise a person’s risk of becoming nearsighted the longer they stay in …

Blinding Eye Disease Strongly Associated With Serious Forms of Cardiovascular Disease

A new study has identified that heart attack, stroke and heart failure are linked to a specific type of age-related macular …

Most Detailed Map of Brain’s Memory Hub Finds Connectivity Puzzle

An extremely detailed map of the communication links between the hippocampus — the brain’s memory control center — and the rest of the brain has been created. And it may change how we think …

Autism Research: Understanding Reluctance to Make Eye Contact With Others

Using an innovative technology that enables imaging of two individuals during live and natural conditions, researchers have identified specific brain areas in the dorsal parietal region of the brain …

Mental Landscapes: Seeing in 3D

Many thousands of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) have to relay signals through the eye’s optic nerve via delicate projections, or axons, to precise locations on both sides of the brain that make …

Researchers Home in on a New Cause of Stargardt Disease

Using a new stem-cell based model made from skin cells, scientists found the first direct evidence that Stargardt-related ABCA4 gene mutations affect a layer of cells in the eye called the retinal …

Powerful Enzyme That Tamps Down Inflammation Holds Promise for Protecting the Eyes in Diabetes, Premature Birth

An enzyme under study to treat certain cancers is also showing promise in reducing the significant vision damage that can result from diabetes and premature birth, scientists …

Gene Therapy Rapidly Improves Night Vision in Adults With Congenital Blindness

Adults with a genetic form of childhood-onset blindness experienced striking recoveries of night vision within days of receiving an experimental gene …

3D Map Reveals DNA Organization Within Human Retina Cells

Researchers mapped the organization of human retinal cell chromatin, the fibers that package 3 billion nucleotide-long DNA molecules into compact structures that fit into chromosomes within each …

Eye-Opening Discovery About Adult Brain’s Ability to Recover Vision

A discovery about how some visually impaired adults could start to see offers a new vision of the brain’s possibilities. The adult brain has the potential to partially recover from inherited …

Researchers Discover New Molecular Driver of Retinoblastoma

Despite decades of medical advances, children who develop the pediatric eye cancer retinoblastoma often lose their vision or an eye due to a lack of specific, targeted therapies and a poor molecular …

Potential of Precision Genome Editing in Treating Inherited Retinal Diseases

Researchers explain how precision genome editing agents have enabled precise gene correction and disease rescue in inherited retinal diseases …

Reusable Contact Lenses More Than Triple Risk of Rare Preventable Eye Infection

People who wear reusable contact lenses are nearly four times as likely as those wearing daily disposables to develop a rare sight-threatening eye …

COVID-19 Infections Increase Risk of Long-Term Brain Problems

A comprehensive analysis of federal data shows people who have had COVID-19 are at an elevated risk of developing neurological conditions within the first year after infection. Movement disorders, …

New Imaging Technique Could Speed Up Development of Eye Disease Treatments

Researchers have developed a simple and fast way to perform optoretinography, an imaging technique that measures light-induced functional activity in the eye’s retina, the network of neurons in …

‘Digital Mask’ Could Protect Patients’ Privacy in Medical Records

Scientists have created a ‘digital mask’ that will allow facial images to be stored in medical records while preventing potentially sensitive personal biometric information from being …

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Source link Eye care technology is emerging in leaps and bounds. Scientists have been researching ways to make eye care more efficient and safe. Recently, ScienceDaily published a series of articles on new breakthroughs in the field of eye care.

The first article covered the development of new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that can diagnose certain eye diseases with high accuracy. The algorithms can detect age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) or diabetic retinopathy (DR). This AI-based technology should reduce the time and cost needed to diagnose these conditions and make eye care more widely available.

A follow-up article focused on the development of a 3-D imaging system called high-dimensional scanning. High-dimensional scanning is designed to make optical coherence tomography (OCT) much more efficient and accurate. OCT has a wide range of uses for diagnosing and evaluating a variety of conditions. With the development of high-dimensional scanning, eye care providers will be able to quickly and accurately evaluate changes in the retina in real time.

The third article focused on a new device for diagnosing glaucoma. The device, called the Adaptive Optics Scanning Light Ophthalmoscope (AOSLO), is designed to provide highly detailed images of the retina. These images enable providers to better diagnose and monitor patients with glaucoma, while also improving patient comfort.

Finally, the fourth article discussed a new technology that can improve the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). With the use of a device called L-Caret, eye care providers can better identify the smallest abnormal blood vessels that characterize AMD.

These four new breakthroughs in eye care will help to improve the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. With continued research, we can anticipate even more advancements in the field of eye care.

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