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New Gene Therapy Procedure Could Hold Key to Preventing Blindness for Certain Patients

New Gene Therapy Procedure Could Hold Key to Preventing Blindness for Certain Patients | The Retina | Scoop.it
Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2015 -- Carlsbad Eye Care ophthalmologist Dr. Michael Tracy comments on a new gene therapy procedure designed to slow or halt the progression of blindness in patients with choroideremia.
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Study to explore link between workplace lifting, detached retinas

Study to explore link between workplace lifting, detached retinas | The Retina | Scoop.it
Lowell, MA – Researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, have received a $1.4 million grant from NIOSH to study the connection between lifting and an eye condition known as retinal detachment.
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Diagnosing glaucoma by watching your iPad? It could be here sooner than you think.

Diagnosing glaucoma by watching your iPad? It could be here sooner than you think. | The Retina | Scoop.it
In the future, eye disease may be diagnosed by watching a movie or TV show on your iPad.
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New Hope for Patients Living with Vision Loss… E-Scoop Glasses

New Hope for Patients Living with Vision Loss… E-Scoop Glasses | The Retina | Scoop.it
Low vision optometrist, Dr. Randolph Kinkade, utilizing new lens technology to help local Connecticut residents with a basic problem experienced by those with macular degeneration (ARMD).
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Scientists Use New Engineered Virus to Restore Sight | Medicine | Sci-News.com

Scientists Use New Engineered Virus to Restore Sight | Medicine | Sci-News.com | The Retina | Scoop.it
Researchers have engineered a new adeno-associated virus that could greatly expand gene therapy to help restore sight to patients with blinding diseases.
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The Foundation Fighting Blindness - A Conversation with Yves Sauve about Vitamins and AMD

The Foundation Fighting Blindness - A Conversation with Yves Sauve about Vitamins and AMD | The Retina | Scoop.it
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Once again it's what you eat and... pick the right omega.

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The first real, high-resolution, user-configurable bionic eye

The first real, high-resolution, user-configurable bionic eye | The Retina | Scoop.it
Researchers in Germany have unveiled the Alpha IMS retinal prosthesis; a device that completely redefines the state of the art of implanted, bionic devices.

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Reading On A Screen Before Bed Might Be Killing You

Reading On A Screen Before Bed Might Be Killing You | The Retina | Scoop.it
You've heard that using screens before bedtime can mess with your sleep, but new research suggests the problem is even more serious.

Reading from an iPad before bed not only makes it harder to fall asleep, but also impacts how sleepy and alert you...
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‘Go play outside, kids:’ Natural light reduces risk of nearsightedness in children, scientists say

‘Go play outside, kids:’ Natural light reduces risk of nearsightedness in children, scientists say | The Retina | Scoop.it
Exposure to sunshine reduces the risk of nearsightedness in genetically predisposed children, according to a new study.
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Human eye movements for vision are remarkably adaptable

Human eye movements for vision are remarkably adaptable | The Retina | Scoop.it
When something gets in the way of our ability to see, we quickly pick up a new way to look according to a new study. Our eyes are constantly on the move, darting this way and that.
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Melanin Products

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The only sunglass lenses that uses the body's own natural protection against sunlight damage
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Stop the Blue. Pass the Red.

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Funding for biodegradable eye implant announced - Voxy

Funding for biodegradable eye implant announced - Voxy | The Retina | Scoop.it
Funding for biodegradable eye implant announced Voxy Dr Ilva Rupenthal from The University of Auckland has been awarded an Emerging Researcher First Grant of $149,994 from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) to design a biodegradable...
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Clinical research using Imagine Eyes' products for cellular-level retinal ... - WebWire (press release)

Clinical research using Imagine Eyes' products for cellular-level retinal ... - WebWire (press release) | The Retina | Scoop.it
Clinical research using Imagine Eyes' products for cellular-level retinal ...
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