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Epimacular Brachytherapy Not Beneficial in Treating Wet Macular Degeneration

Wet macular-degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in Europe and North America and anti-VEGF injections are the main therapies used to treat the disease. Epimacular Brachytherpay (EMB) was developed as a possible alternative treatment for [...]

Contact Lens Tracks Diabetes

While contact lenses are known to help correct vision, researchers have developed a contact lens that checks blood sugar levels and delivers drugs to the eye to treat diabetic retinopathy. Studies conducted on rabbit test subjects have been positive [...]

Your eyes benefit from exercise

Most people are well aware of the numerous benefits that exercise has on physical and mental well-being but new research suggests that exercise is beneficial in maintaining ocular health as well. Exercise was found to slow or prevent macular [...]

Higher incidence of depression among people with diabetic retinopathy

Patients dealing with diabetic retinopathy are more prone to depression than the general population according to findings from researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Data from over 95,575 patients over the age of 18 was [...]

No increased risk for stroke in ranibizumab patients

Researchers recently examined patient records to see if there was any link between an increased risk of stroke or acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and the use of ranibizumab (Lucentis) in patients being treated for exudative age-related macular [...]

Molecule may play a role in macular degeneration

Researchers have discovered a molecule known as interleukin-4 (IL-4) that is supposed to be anti-inflammatory and suppress blood vessel growth, but may actually do the opposite in people who have macular degeneration. A team of researchers at the [...]

Reprogramming skin cells may hold key to future of retinal transplants

A new technique has been developed by researchers to directly reprogram skin cells into light-sensing rod photoreceptors. This revolutionary technique would remove the need for stem cells. 

Tooth enamel protein responsible for dry macular degeneration deposits?

Amelotin is a protein that is associated with tooth enamel. It causes the formation of mineralized calcium in tooth enamel. Researchers are finding that it may also be responsible for calcium deposits in the back of the eye that are found in people [...]

Gland in eyelid plays role in blood glucose levels

A study that will be published in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society sheds light on a possible link between the loss of the gland in the eyelid that helps to lubricate the eye and elevated blood glucose levels in [...]
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