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More than light detectors: The magic of your eyes' pupils

The mechanisms we use to sense quantity are located in our pupils. This is the result of a study conducted by the School of Psychology of the University of Sydney, in collaboration with the Universities of Pisa and Florence (Italy), recently published in Nature Communications.
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Researchers discover new type of nerve cell in the retina

Scientists at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah have discovered a new type of nerve cell, or neuron, in the retina.
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Medical technology: diabetes retinal screening through deep learning

Diabetic retinopathy (DR), a complication of the retina brought about by diabetes, is one of the most frequent reasons for vision loss in European adults between 25 and 60 years of age. When detected early, treatment can effectively reduce or prevent vision loss. To date however, national screening...
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Giving sight back to the blind, an increasingly realistic scenario

Created by the Institut de la Vision, the bioelectronics start-up Pixium Vision - the originator of the new generation of retinal prostheses - is joining forces with Second Sight, an innovative Californian company, to form the world leader in vision restoration, of which it will be the majority...
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Science Summit 2021 - Falling Walls Science Summit 7–9 Nov 2021

The Science Breakthroughs of the Year 2021
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Bird pupils behave unexpectedly different

The pupil not only regulates the amount of light entering the eye, but also reflects the state of the brain: when we are aroused or focused, the pupils dilate. The pupil even changes as mammals sleep, constricting during deep non-REM sleep and dilating in REM sleep. Now, for the first time,...
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"Time is Retina": If the eye suddenly sees nothing anymore, there is no time to lose.

Ocular infarction is a medical emergency - study investigates early restoration of blood flow in acute infarction
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Nutrition for visually impaired people

An estimated 1.2 million blind and visually impaired people live in Germany. All of them face similar challenges in everyday life - for example, in the supermarket: whether small price tags, special offer items in the aisle or frequently re-sorted goods: shopping alone is difficult for people with...
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Highest Swiss Distinction in Ophthalmology & Swiss OphthAward 2021 goes to IOB

Carlo Rivolta and Dasha Nelidova have been awarded with the Alfred-Vogt Awards 2021 and Magdalena Renner and Cameron Cowan have received the Swiss OphthAward 2021.
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Fish Eyes from a Petri Dish

A research team from the Centre for Organismal Studies of Heidelberg University has demonstrated that complex retinal tissue can be cultured in a Petri dish from embryonic stem cells of bony fish. Until now, stem cells from mammals, including humans, have been used in organoid research. For the...
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