Long-term consequence of LED light exposure

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Computers, smartphones and tablets have permeated our everyday lives and are here to stay. While these technological devices have much to offer and have opened up new horizons for society, they don’t come without potential negative side effects. A study conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that the long-term use of devices with LED […]

When it comes to glaucoma risk, look to your roots

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Your chances of developing glaucoma increase if there is a family history of the disease. Unfortunately, glaucoma is a silent disease and most people don’t realize they have it until they notice changes in their vision. A comprehensive dilated eye exam can catch the disease in its early stages. Left untreated, glaucoma can cause vision […]

Preserving your vision as you age

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A majority of adults believe that eventually losing their vision as they age is inevitable and that there is nothing that can be done to prevent that from happening. There are many factors associated with various eye conditions that cause vision loss and while something like genetic predisposition cannot be altered, there are things that […]

Discovery a new gene associated with retinitis pigmentosa

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An extensive study of a large Louisiana family with a history of vision issues has resulted in scientists identifying a new gene associated with retinitis pigmentosa. The discovery was made by a team of scientists from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and published in the Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science journal. […]

Taking a “Peek” at the retina with new device

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A new device called the Portable Eye Examination Kit (PEEK) Retina is being developed by Peek Vision and it will connect to smartphones and allow doctors to perform complete and affordable eye exams. The Peek Retina works by clipping onto a smartphone camera and they physician is then able to examine the retina. High-quality images […]

New device may restore vision

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Researchers at the Tel Aviv University’s School of Electrical Engineering have developed a revolutionary device that is able to spark neuronal activity in response to light. The device is a combination of semiconductor nanorods and carbon nanotubes that creates a flexible film. This artificial retina would replace a damaged retina. Researchers tested this artificial retina […]

Drugs used to treat HIV may be effective in treating Macular Degeneration

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Researchers at the University of Kentucky along with researchers from Cardiff University published the results of a study involving the use of NRTIs (Nucleotide Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors) in treating macular degeneration in the journal of Science. NRTIs have been used to treat both cancer and HIV. Researchers discovered that the NRTIs effectively treated macular degeneration […]

Evidence points to link between cataracts and statin use

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A study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology supports previous study findings that patients who have a history of statin use are at an increased risk of developing cataracts. This study utilized information from the British Columbia Ministry of Health database from the period between 2000-2007 as well as information from the IMS LifeLink […]

Formula derived from computer analysis forecasts AMD

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Researchers at Standford University School of Medicine have developed a formula based on analyzing computer imaging data that is gathered in eye doctors’ offices to determine which patients are most likely to develop the advanced form of macular degeneration. The research was documented in Investigative Ophthamology & Visual Sciences. The formula is based upon computer […]

iPad app proves effective in early detection of glaucoma

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Using an iPadĀ® app to screen for early signs of glaucoma may prove to be an effective way in serving those in high-risk populations. Researchers utilized the Visual Fields Easy app on an iPadĀ® to screen more than 400 patients in Nepal for glaucoma. The control group included around 200 healthy eyes and the remaining […]