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Obstetrics & gynaecology

Airplane noise appears to negatively impact fetal health

Prolonged exposure to loud noise is more than annoying—it is bad for human health. Beyond the obvious potential damage to hearing, chronic noise exposure has also been linked to adverse cardiovascular effects, such as increased ...

Health

All the Zoom calls and screen time are bad for your eyes. Here are ways to protect your eyesight

Long meetings are a necessary evil in most careers. Now that so many people are working from home, meetings have transitioned from in-person to online video calls. Hours and hours spent staring at your screen can strain your ...

Ophthalmology

Researchers uncover a critical early step of the visual process

The key components of electrical connections between light receptors in the eye and the impact of these connections on the early steps of visual signal processing have been identified for the first time, according to research ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Progressive MS linked to faster retinal atrophy than RRMS

(HealthDay)—Progressive multiple sclerosis (PMS) is associated with faster retinal atrophy than relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), independent of age, according to a study published in the June issue of the Annals of Neurology.

Ophthalmology

New eye drops may prevent a common cause of blindness

Researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center have developed eye drops that could prevent vision loss after retinal vein occlusion, a major cause of blindness for millions of adults worldwide.

Neuroscience

Star-shaped brain cells may play a critical role in glaucoma

After a brain injury, cells that normally nourish nerves may actually kill them instead, a new study in rodents finds. This "reactive" phenomenon may be the driving factor behind neurodegenerative diseases like glaucoma, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Missed eye appointments may increase sight loss post-lockdown

The COVID-19 lockdown is threatening the sight of thousands of elderly people across the UK as eye clinics have reported more than a 70% reduction in new referrals and a high rate of missed appointments, finds a new study ...

Ophthalmology

Plastic membrane to treat age-related macular degeneration

A porous polymeric scaffold might be the answer to a sight problem that afflicts millions of older people every year, age-related macular degeneration. Researchers writing in the International Journal of Biomedical Engineering ...