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Opioid prescriptions filled after eye surgery doubled from 2000 to 2014

From 2000 to 2014, rates of filled opioid prescriptions after eye surgery rose considerably, despite reduced invasiveness of these procedures, according to a new study by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Eye scan sheds new light on Alzheimer's disease

New research by Australian scientists has demonstrated that a quick, non-invasive eye scan can identify changes in the retina that could be used to diagnose Alzheimer's disease.

Medical research

Computer modeling may improve understanding of glaucoma

A new mathematical model may help doctors learn more about the risk factors and causes of glaucoma, including the mechanisms affecting blood flow to the eye. The research will be presented today at the American Physiological ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cause of congenital nystagmus found

Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience researchers have overturned the long held view that congenital nystagmus, a condition in which eyes make repetitive involuntary movements, is a brain disorder, showing that its cause ...

Ophthalmology

A high-precision instrument for ophthalmologists

EPFL scientists have helped develop a microscopic glass device that doctors could use to inject medicine into retinal veins with unprecedented accuracy. Their instrument meets an important need in eye surgery, delivering ...

Ophthalmology

Scientists find cause of debilitating eye disease

Scientists at the Lowy Medical Research Institute (LMRI) have discovered one cause of a progressive, debilitating eye disease called macular telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel). The work, using genetic, clinical and biochemical ...

Medical research

Zebrafish aid effort to regenerate damaged retinas

The tiny zebrafish may hold the secret to regenerating damaged retinas in humans, Vanderbilt University researchers reported last week in the journal Cell Reports.

Neuroscience

The birth of vision from the retina to the brain

How is the retina formed? And how do neurons differentiate to become individual components of the visual system? By focusing on the early stages of this complex process, researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, ...

Medications

Netarsudil lowers IOP in glaucoma, ocular hypertension

(HealthDay)—Netarsudil ophthalmic solution (0.02 percent; once daily) significantly reduced mean intraocular pressure (IOP) among patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension, according to a study published ...

Diabetes

Online information about diabetic retinopathy is poor

(HealthDay)—Free online information about diabetic retinopathy is of poor quality, varying accuracy, and low readability, according to a study published online Aug. 22 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Medical research

The new gene therapy that could help save sight

A new gene therapy being developed at The Australian National University (ANU) will help people at risk of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and could potentially save millions of people from going blind.