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Insight into Cells that Convey Data from Eye to Brain

Insight into Cells that Convey Data from Eye to Brain

A team of researchers identified molecular differences between retinal ganglion cell subtypes, information which could lead to a better understanding as to why some...

World’s first super predator had remarkable vision

South Australian Museum and University of Adelaide scientists working on fossils from Kangaroo Island, South Australia, have found eyes belonging to a giant 500 million-year-old marine predator that sat at the top of the earth's first food chain. This...

Free radicals in cornea may contribute to Fuchs dystrophy, most common...

Boston, MA -- Scientists have found that free radicals (unstable molecules that cause the death of cells as the body ages) may also cause the damage in the eyes of patients with Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy (FECD), a hereditary disease that...

Eye movements reveal readers’ wandering minds

It's not just you…everybody zones out when they're reading. For a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, scientists recorded eye movements during reading and found that the eyes keep mo...

Contact lenses that dispense prescription drugs

Eye diseases like glaucoma could one day be treated by pharmaceuticals delivered through contact lenses. Chemical engineers from the University of Florida say they've been able to make soft contact lenses containing tiny embedded particles that slowly release drugs directly where they're needed. The research was presented today at the 225th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, held this week in New Orleans.

Researchers identify ocular side effects of commonly prescribed drugs

Drugs commonly prescribed to osteoporosis and cancer patients may also cause serious ocular side effects in some cases. That's the conclusion of a study published today by scientists at the Oregon Health & Science University Casey Eye Institute. This research is expected to alert physicians to monitor patients for eye problems not previously associated with the drug. The announcement may also help physicians identify problems earlier, therefore preventing long-term sight damage. Finally, this finding may prompt drug companies to update their product labeling, forewarning physicians and users.

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