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Genetics

Delivering large genes to the retina is problematic

A new study has shown that a commonly used vector for large gene transfer can successfully deliver genes to retinal cells in the laboratory, but when injected subretinally into rats it provokes a robust and acute inflammatory ...

Ophthalmology

Age related macular degeneration to affect 77 million Europeans by 2050

The leading cause of irreversible blindness and severely impaired eyesight—age related macular degeneration, or AMD for short—is expected to affect 77 million Europeans by 2050, reveal the latest calculations, published ...

Ophthalmology

Zooming into cilia sheds light into blinding diseases

A new study published today by researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and UT Health's McGovern Medical School in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals an unprecedented close-up view of cilia linked ...

Cardiology

Retina changes offer glimpse into body's heart health

Rising blood pressure and stiffening arteries—two risk markers for cardiovascular disease—create easily detectable changes in the tiny blood vessels at the back of the eye, according to new research.

Diabetes

In T2DM patients, anemia tied to diabetic retinopathy

(HealthDay)—In patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, anemia is associated with the development of diabetic retinopathy, according to a study published in the October issue of Medicine.

Ophthalmology

New approach to slowing nearsightedness in children shows promise

Combining two different treatment methods to slow the progression of myopia may deliver better results than either can achieve on their own. A new, two-year study shows that treating children with eye drops and contact lenses ...