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‘Y’ a Protein Unicorn Might Matter in Glaucoma

So unheard of was what researchers discovered in a protein associated with glaucoma that for over two years they ran it through a gauntlet...
retinal disorders

New Light-sensing Molecule Discovered in the Fruit Fly Brain

Six biological pigments called rhodopsins play well-established roles in light-sensing in the fruit fly eye. Three of them also have light-independent roles in temperature...
retinal vein

Avastin as Effective as Eylea for Treating Central Retinal Vein Occlusion

Monthly eye injections of Avastin (bevacizumab) are as effective as the more expensive drug Eylea (aflibercept) for the treatment of central retinal vein occlusion...

Systemic Therapy Outperforms Intraocular Implant for Treating Uveitis

Systemic therapy consisting of corticosteroids and immunosuppressants preserved vision of uveitis patients better — and had fewer adverse outcomes — than a long-lasting corticosteroid...
blinding diseases

NIH Launches Competition to Develop Human Eye Tissue in a Dish

The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has opened the first stage of a federal prize competition designed to...
retinitis pigmentosa

NIH-Funded Scientists Deploy CRISPR to Preserve Photoreceptors in Mice

Silencing a gene called Nrl in mice prevents the loss of cells from degenerative diseases of the retina, according to a new study. The...

Fish Eyes May Hold Key to Regenerating Human Retinas

If you were a fish and your retina was damaged, it could repair itself and your vision would be restored in a few weeks.Sadly,...
Visual cortex

Visual Cortex Plays Role in Plasticity of Eye Movement Reflex

By peering into the eyes of mice and tracking their ocular movements, researchers made an unexpected discovery: the visual cortex — a region of...