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Posts Tagged ‘blindness’

Retinopathy of Prematurity: Breakthroughs in Treatment and Diagnosis

Having a child born prematurely poses numerous challenges for the parents. There is the additional time spent in the hospital, as well as concerns about the life and health of the baby. One concern is the potential development of retinopathy of prematurity, a form of blindness. Retinopathy of prematurity happen when a premature baby comes […]

Research Advancements Offer Hope for LCA & Usher Syndrome Patients

Leber congenital amaurosis type 10 (LCA10) and Usher syndrome are both genetic diseases that lead to blindness. LCA10 is a retinal disease that leads to severe visual impairment or blindness in early childhood. Usher syndrome is the leading cause of both blindness and deafness, with type 2A (USH2A) being the most common type. This type […]

What’s Going on When it Comes to Brains & Vision?

What is going on in the cellular space and the neurological space that allows us to see? As you can guess scientists have studied these things and here are what they have found. Stem Cells There have been great advancements in the development of lab-grown photoreceptors. The problem lies in implanting them. Once they are […]

Cataract News

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 […]

2020 Ocular Melanoma News

Ocular melanoma, known as uveal melanoma, is a rare form of cancer that affects five in one million people. Despite its name, it isn’t caused by exposure to the sun, the way skin cancer is and it represents five percent of the melanomas that are diagnosed each year. It causes vision loss, blindness and can […]

The Eyes Have It & Research Proves It

The eye is a cool organ. Our eyes allow us to move about our world and make sense of all that we see. In fact, many in the medical and scientific community view the eye as the front of the brain. (No pun intended.) That leads to two questions: 1) If the eye lens sustained […]

Macular Degeneration Research Findings

Glaucoma and cataracts get all the news when it comes to visual impairment and blindness. That being said, attention needs to be paid to macular degeneration, since 11 million people in the U.S. and 200 million people worldwide have the disease. It is the leading cause of blindness in those age 65 and over. Researchers […]