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Ophthalmology

Google research shows how AI can make ophthalmologists more effective

As artificial intelligence continues to evolve, diagnosing disease faster and potentially with greater accuracy than physicians, some have suggested that technology may soon replace tasks that physicians currently perform. ...

Genetics

With single gene insertion, blind mice regain sight

It was surprisingly simple. University of California, Berkeley, scientists inserted a gene for a green-light receptor into the eyes of blind mice and, a month later, they were navigating around obstacles as easily as mice ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Exfoliation syndrome may up risk for COPD

(HealthDay)—Patients with exfoliation syndrome (XFS) may be at increased risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published in the January-February issue of Ophthalmology Glaucoma.

Neuroscience

Scientists tackle rare retinal disease in unique research project

Researchers at the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) and The University of Western Australia have pioneered a study of the world's first and only laboratory model of a rare type of retinal disease, paving the way for new treatment ...

Ophthalmology

What you need to know about wet macular degeneration

Millions of people deal with age-related macular degeneration as they get older, but many don't understand the difference between types of the condition or what they can do to lessen the effects. Dr. Sophie Bakri, a Mayo ...

Ophthalmology

Smartphone use risks eye examination misdiagnosis

Clinicians who use smartphones to capture photographs of patients' eyes risk misdiagnosis if they base their decisions on objective data extracted from non-calibrated cameras, according to new research published this week ...

Ophthalmology

Most students receiving spectacles wear them at follow-up

(HealthDay)—Three-quarters of students aged 11 to 15 years from government schools in India receiving spectacles wear them at follow-up, according to a study published online Jan. 31 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Neuroscience

We need to fine-tune our 'maps' of the visual cortex, study shows

Monkey brain scans have revealed new information about the brain structure that processes visual information. The findings were recently presented in PNAS by neurophysiologists Qi Qhu (KU Leuven) and Wim Vanduffel (KU Leuven/ ...