Stem cell treatments for eye disease always seem to be just on the horizon, but real progress is being made.
Phosphenes are an experience of seeing light without light entering your eye. Bionic eye recipients use these to map out a visual scene.
The artificial vision provided by a bionic eye is not like natural sight, and takes a lot of getting used to.
Including different populations in genetic research studies can provide more varied results.
There is value in including different populations in genetic research studies as has been shown in a study on exfoliation syndrome, which leads to glaucoma.
Accurate diagnosis of glaucoma requires trained specialists and advanced equipment.
Glaucoma is a slow and silent progressive disease and the second leading cause of blindness, that requires early diagnosis.
We experience lots of changes in our body as we age, and our eyes and ears are no exception. Unfortunately this toys with our senses.
Changes to our eyes and ears occur as a result of disease, genetic factors, "wear and tear" and environmental factors.
The way someone with glaucoma sees.
Glaucoma is the sneak thief of sight, affecting the eyesight of more than 50 million people worldwide. It remains the biggest preventable cause of blindness today.
Cataract blindness continues to affects tens of millions of people because they cannot access proper care.
Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness.
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Scientists have discovered that the high pressure in the eye that occurs with most common forms of glaucoma can trigger two genes that work together to cause vision loss, which may help pave the way for new glaucoma drugs.
Checking for glaucoma.
Scientists have proposed a way to monitor glaucoma using a tiny device implanted in the eye. Readings from the device could be monitored by a smartphone. The technology could help prevent some people from…