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New eye drops may prevent a common cause of blindness

New eye drops may prevent a common cause of blindness

New eye drops may prevent a common cause of blindness New eye drops may prevent a common cause of blindness Eyedrops with a caspase-9 inhibitor prevent retinal injury from retinal vein occlusion. In the left image, RVO causes swelling in the retina and the retinal layers are less distinct. In …

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    New treatment discovered for rare eye disease may prevent blindness

    New treatment discovered for rare eye disease may prevent blindness 1

    Cedars-Sinai investigators discovered that thyroid eye disease can be effectively treated with an intravenous medicine. Credit: Cedars-Sinai Patients with thyroid eye disease who used the minimally invasive insulin-like growth factor I blocking antibody, teprotumumab, experienced improvement in their symptoms, appearance and quality of life, according to a study recently published …

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      WVU project sets sights on preventing blindness in diabetic patients

      WVU project sets sights on preventing blindness in diabetic patients 2

      Patient receives retinal exam with handheld Intelligent Retinal Imaging System. Credit: West Virginia University When people think about the management of diabetes, A1C (hemoglobin) tests and foot exams usually come to mind. Often overlooked is the recommended retinal eye exam. This eye exam is crucial because many West Virginians with …

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        Combining natural and artificial vision to treat a common form of blindness

        Combining natural and artificial vision to treat a common form of blindness 3

        This photo shows a subretinal photovoltaic device implant in a rodent retina. (Right) Subretinal photovoltaic device implant in a rodent retina. (Left) Optical coherence tomography showing the location of the implant in the retina. Stimulation of the implant using near-IR invisible light elicits prosthetic activation of the retina whereas stimulation …

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          Artificial intelligence in the fight against river blindness

          Artificial intelligence in the fight against river blindness 6

          Histological section of Onchocerca volvulus, the cause of river blindness, under the microscope: Sections of a living female worm with offspring in the uteri. The symbiotic bacteria are stained in red. Credit: Institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology (IMMIP) / University Hospital Bonn More than 21 million people in …

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