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stem cell therapy

NIH Discovery Brings Stem Cell Therapy for Eye Disease Closer to...

Scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, report that tiny tube-like protrusions called primary cilia on cells...
cognitivevideo

Analyzing the Language of Color

The human eye can perceive millions of different colors, but the number of categories human languages use to group those colors is much smaller....
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...
uveitis

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...
glaucoma

Stem Cell Secretions May Protect Against Glaucoma

A new study in rats shows that stem cell secretions, called exosomes, appear to protect cells in the retina, the light-sensitive tissue in the...
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...