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Stem Cells, Protein & The Ways Research Are Learning More About Them

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on November 1, 2022

As always, research shines a light on the eye and vision. Case in point, wouldn’t it be nice if people experiencing vision diseases, like a retinal disorder or age-related macular degeneration could receive treatments that were derived from either stem-cells or from a specific protein and vision would improve. Well, we will spotlight stem-cell based […]

The (Donor) Eyes Have It

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on October 18, 2022

Most people know that donor organs save lives. What many don’t realize is that donating organs can help with bio-medical research. Two research projects, one was conducted at the National Eye Institute (NEI), which is part of the National Institutes of Health and another at John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah […]

When Our Eyes Work & When They Don’t

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on October 4, 2022

Admit it, you don’t think much about your eyes when they are working properly. After all, that is a sign that everything is healthy. The thing is how do things work between our eyes and brain and when things don’t work, can they be fixed on the cellular and genetic level. There are two research […]

Good News About Supplements and Macular Degeneration

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on September 20, 2022

Many agree that taking supplements can benefit your health. Now you can add slowing the progression of age-related macular degeneration to the list of supplement benefits. First reported in 2001, the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) showed that persons who were at high risk of developing advanced stages of age-related macular degeneration lower their risk […]

Cataract News

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on September 6, 2022

Cataracts affect over 15 million people worldwide and it is one of the leading causes of blindness. While no one wants cataracts, researchers want to learn more about cataracts. Their work is shedding light on the neurological benefits of cataract surgery, as well as what’s going on in the cellular level that is leading to […]

Geographic Atrophy in AMD

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on August 16, 2022

Geographic atrophy (GA) is an advanced form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) that affects the retina. Those with GA can have good vision if the macula, the center part of the retina responsible for sharp, central vision, isn’t damaged. While there are ways to assess the how well different therapies are working, visual acuity tests […]

Prozac & Carbon Monoxide—Unlikely Items That Can Help Preserve Vision

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on August 2, 2022

You read correctly. Two separate studies have shown that the antidepressant Prozac and the gas that comes out of car and truck exhausts, carbon monoxide, can be used to preserve vision. Starting with Prozac, also known as fluoxetine, it may be effective against dry or atrophic age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Bradley D. Gelfand, PhD at […]

Ultrasound & LiDAR—Improving Vision for People & Robots

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on July 19, 2022

I’m going to state the obvious. Our eyes are taking in a lot of information. Now for the not so obvious: How can technology be utilized to improve vision and help emerging technologies like self-driving cars and robots to see? As you can guess research is looking into (no pun intended) these things and scientists […]

Macular Degeneration Research News & It’s All Good

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on July 5, 2022

One great thing about being the Gulden Ophthalmics blogger is learning about vision research that is taking place in the U.S. and around the world. It is good to know that with all the negative happenings in the world that there are people who are working diligently to both improve vision and reduce the incidents […]

When the Rods & Cones Need Fixing

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on June 21, 2022

The rods and cones in the retina do a lot work when it comes to vision. Rods are sensitive to changes in light and dark, as well as shape in movement. Cones are sensitive to one of three colors, red, green and blue, and can detect fine details. If the rods and cones aren’t working […]