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Article ID: 720887

EPFL and researchers from Mass. Eye and Ear are developing next-generation hearing implants

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School and a team of EPFL researchers have developed a conformable electrode implant that will allow people with a dysfunctional inner ear to hear again. This new technology would improve existing auditory brainstem implants, which have a number of shortcomings.

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16-Oct-2019 3:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Telescope technology used to take first accurate images of glaucoma-related eye structure

Article ID: 720799

Telescope technology used to take first accurate images of glaucoma-related eye structure

Indiana University

Researchers at the IU School of Optometry have used adaptive optics technology to create the first undistorted microscopic images of the eye's trabecular meshwork, which could help improve treatment for glaucoma.

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15-Oct-2019 2:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720663

Using AI to Screen for Diabetic Eye Disease Feasible in the Real World

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

New research shows that an automated, artificial intelligence (AI) screening system accurately detects diabetic retinopathy 95.5 percent of the time.

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13-Oct-2019 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720664

American Academy of Ophthalmology Honors Leaders in Medical and Surgical Eye Care

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is honoring ophthalmologists who have improved eye care for millions worldwide through their commitment to their patients and their profession.

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13-Oct-2019 5:40 PM EDT
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    12-Oct-2019 12:10 PM EDT

Article ID: 720495

More Evidence Linking Common Bladder Medication to a Vision-threatening Eye Condition

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

A drug widely prescribed for a bladder condition for decades now appears to be toxic to the retina, the light-sensing tissue at the back of the eye that allows us to see.

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10-Oct-2019 1:30 AM EDT
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    12-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 720652

Another Reason to Get Cataract Surgery: It can Make you 48 Percent Safer on the Road

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Researchers in Australia used a driving simulator to test patients’ vision before and after cataract surgery.

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11-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720656

New Approach to Slowing Nearsightedness in Children Shows Promise

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Combining two different treatment methods to slow the progression of myopia may deliver better results in slowing the progression of myopia.

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12-Oct-2019 12:05 AM EDT
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    11-Oct-2019 7:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 720493

In-Office Gene Therapy for Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration is Coming

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Gene therapy is showing promise for one of the most common causes of blindness.

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10-Oct-2019 12:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Antibody-based eye drops show promise for treating dry eye disease

Article ID: 720648

Antibody-based eye drops show promise for treating dry eye disease

University of Illinois at Chicago

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are the first to identify the presence of a specific type of antibody, called anti-citrullinated protein autoantibodies, or ACPAs, in human tear fluid. They are also the first to demonstrate that patients with dry eye disease experienced reduced signs and symptoms of the condition in response to a new eye drop treatment -- made from pooled human antibodies -- that targets ACPAs.

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11-Oct-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720617

The Eye of the Beholder

Texas State University

From today’s perspective, the idea of computer systems that track our tiniesteye movements may seem like a far-off futurist’s dream.

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11-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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