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Researchers develop artificial liquid retinal prosthesis to counteract the effects of eye disorders

Researchers at IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italian Institute of Technology) has led to the revolutionary development of an artificial liquid retinal prosthesis to counteract the effects of diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration that cause the progressive degeneration of photoreceptors of the retina, resulting in blindness.

New ARVO Trustee Leopold Schmetterer

Leopold Schmetterer, Visiting Professor Translational Retinal Research at IOB, has been elected as new Board of Trustees member for Physiology/Pharmacology (PH) at ARVO, the largest and most respected eye and vision research organization in the world.

Role of human amniotic membrane in surgery of recurrent macular holes

Clinical studies are under way to confirm the promising results obtained so far with subretinal implantation of human amniotic membrane plugs in the treatment of large and recurrent macular holes.

Is deep learning the future of diabetic retinopathy screening?

Deep learning could have an application in the diagnosis and management of retinal diseases. Here’s what clinicians need to know.

Study finds unexpected suspect in age-related macular degeneration

Scientists have identified an unexpected player in the immune reaction gone awry that causes vision loss in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new study published in eLife.

Bleb leaks treated with minimally invasive conjunctival surgery

Injecting lidocaine and stretching conjunctiva over it to tie and anchor into sclera offers a simple and safe procedure for treating bleb leaks, a complication of trabeculectomy.

Study shows stem cells constitute alternative approach for treating corneal scarring

Infection, inflammation, trauma, disease, contact lenses—all of these and more can lead to corneal scarring, which according to the World Health Organization is a leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Pearls for conducting GATT in open-angle glaucoma

Gonioscopy-assisted transluminal trabeculotomy (GATT) has been shown to be successful in the management of both primary and secondary open-angle glaucoma. Patient selection and management of expectations is key.

Co-occurring visual impairment, dementia heighten disability risk

Older adults with both dementia and self-reported visual impairment (VI) may be at higher risk for disability than adults with only one of these conditions, according to a study published in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Haigis-TK power calculation formula provides best error prediction after LASIK

The Haigis-TK formula had the smallest prediction error for calculating IOL powers after LASIK.

Botond Roska wins highly competitive ERC / Horizon 2020 grant

Professor Botond Roska, Co-Director of the Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB) and Professor at the University of Basel, Faculty of Medicine, has won a € 2.5 million Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC).

Early visual experience drives precise alignment of cortical networks for binocular vision

Neural networks in the visual cortex of the brain do a remarkable job of transforming the patterns of light that fall onto the retina into the vivid sensory experience of sight.

Two new Arena Centre for Research-Based Educational Associate Fellowships awarded at the IoO

Congratulations to Silvia Dragoni and Victoria Tovell for being awarded the Arena Centre for Research-Based Education Associate Fellowships (AFHEA) for teaching and learning support activity.

Pinhole camera effect in small-aperture implant corrects presbyopia in patients

When paired with multifocal extended-depth-of-field technology, the IC-8 lens delivers extended depth of focus near, far, and intermediate ranges while reducing halo and glare.

Potential new treatment for severe dry eye disease

Scientists have discovered a potential new treatment for a disease that causes severe dry eyes and dry mouth.