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A printable device that acts like a retina and hopefully restore sight to the blind is being developed by Dr. Matthew Griffith at the Australian Centre for Microanalysis and the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering.

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Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and St. Erik Eye Hospital recently published their study findings in Redox Bilogy that point to vitamin B3 possibly being a future neuroprotective therapy in glaucoma. 

Researchers find possible new cause of age-related macular degeneration

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have identified another possible causal factor in the development of age-related macular degeneration.

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With the goal of trying to develop new therapies for patients suffering from an inability to produce enough tears as well understanding cancers of the tear gland, researchers have successfully grown human tear glands that can actually cry.

High cholesterol levels associated with macular degeneration

A recent study published in Acta Ophtalmologica reveals that high serum cholesterol levels may be linked to an increased likelihood of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) later in life.

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Protein Imbalance May Be Responsible for Cataracts

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich recently discovered that the composition of the protein solution within the eye's lens was a significant factor in the development of cataracts. 

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The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) guidelines were updated in 2011 to require fasting before undergoing general anesthesia to reduce the risk of aspiration pneumonia. However, fasting doesn't guarantee gastric emptying.
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