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  • Eye model may improve corneal transplantation

    We approached DTU Mechanical Engineering's product development department to inquire whether we could jointly develop a model of the anterior chamber of the eye that made it possible to conduct research into how a human cornea thrives best after a transplantation

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  • What causes dry eyelids?

    Dry eyelids can result from a common skin condition, such as atopic dermatitis, or environmental factors, such as dry air during the winter.

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  • Cataracts tied to higher odds of death from heart disease

    Cataracts, a common eye disorder that often comes with age, may also be linked to a heightened risk of death from heart disease, new research shows. Experts stressed that the finding doesn't mean that cataracts somehow cause heart trouble, and the study wasn't designed to prove cause and effect.

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  • New device might spot 'lazy eye' in kids earlier

    The answer to helping kids with "lazy eye" before it's too late could be a hand-held screening device, a new study suggests.

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  • AI-powered glaucoma screening test delivers rapid results

    A new rapid screening test for glaucoma could help advance early detection of the disease, a leading cause of irreversible blindness.

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  • Higher doses and longer use of hydroxychloroquine increase risk of severe eye complication

    New research presented this week at ACR Convergence, the American College of Rheumatology's annual meeting, shows that higher doses, longer duration of use, chronic kidney disease and Asian race could all be independent risk factors for retinopathy in people using hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug commonly used to treat lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and other diseases. Patients taking hydroxychloroquine who have these risk factors should be closely monitored by an ophthalmologist for signs of retinopathy.

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  • Blue is the clue to evaluating diabetic retinopathy

    Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) demonstrate a thorough and non-invasive imaging technique to identify areas of the eye affected by diabetic retinopathy, a progressive eye disease associated with diabetes Tokyo, Japan—Just as bright light can illuminate the depths of a darkened room, researchers in Japan have found that blue light can be used to probe the depths of the eye and uncover areas affected by diabetic retinopathy (DR), a leading cause of blindness.

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  • Treating dry eye disease: Successful clinical trial

    Dry eye disease (DED) affects up to 50% of the U.S. population, costing the nation's health care system approximately $50 billion annually. A team recently completed a clinical trial using corneal epithelial stem cells to improve outcomes for DED patients.

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  • Clinically significant cataract linked to increased risk of vascular death

    Clinically significant cataract is associated with an increased risk of death from vascular causes, such as stroke and heart attack, suggests research published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

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  • Is there a link between eye twitching and headache?

    Eye twitching is when a person’s eye involuntarily moves. Muscle spasms around the eye usually cause eye twitching, and it often occurs at the same time as headaches. Muscle spasms can have many causes. They are typically harmless but can be bothersome.

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