Statin medication seems to reduce the risk of repeated surgery in patients who undergo a vitrectomy to treat a detached retina, shows the new study. The researchers believe that statins might prevent the formation of scar tissue inside the eye.
Researchers have developed the first instrument that can provide a detailed image of the entire eye that can produce higher quality images than currently available.
In a study published today in the scientific journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Kaufman and Curtis Brandt, a fellow professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at UW-Madison, showed an improved tactic for delivering new genes into the eye's fluid drain, called the trabecular meshwork. It could lead to a treatment for glaucoma.
Biologists at UC look to the past for early genetic development of tiny spider and insect eyes to find potential for research into human visual challenges.
The revolutionizing technology of optical coherence tomography (OCT) is celebrated in a special section of the Journal of Biomedical Optics, published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Detailed to the microscopic scale and noninvasive, OCT yields 3-D images of tissues inside the body and is a dominant diagnostic tool in ophthalmology with potential in numerous other areas.
Duke Health researchers found players with higher scores on computer-based vision and motor tasks had better on-base percentages, more walks and fewer strikeouts -- collectively referred to as plate discipline -- compared to their peers.
In his best sellers 'The Tipping Point,' 'Blink' and 'Outliers,' Malcolm Gladwell writes about the unexpected implications of scientific research, urging readers to think different. In an editorial published this month in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Gladwell offers another example of his stock in trade: to make medical students better doctors, send them to art school.
Restasis, a blockbuster drug sold by Allergan to treat chronic dry eye, has done $8.8 billion in US sales between 2009 and 2015, including over $2.9 billion in public monies through Medicare Part D. In an article in JAMA Internal Medicine, 'A Clear-Eyed View of Restasis and Chronic Dry Eye Disease,' Dartmouth physician-researchers Lisa Schwartz and Steven Woloshin argue that a more fundamental question we should be asking is: does Restasis even work?
Scientists at the National Eye Institute report that tiny tube-like protrusions called primary cilia on cells of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) -- a layer of cells in the back of the eye -- are essential for the survival of the retina's light-sensing photoreceptors. The discovery has advanced efforts to make stem cell-derived RPE for transplantation into patients with geographic atrophy, otherwise known as dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in the US.
Ophthalmologists' use of electronic health records (EHR) systems for storing and accessing patients' medical histories more than doubled between 2006 and 2016, while their perceptions of financial and clinical productivity following EHR implementation declined, a study published today in JAMA Ophthalmology shows.