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Researchers discover genetic processes that determine short-sightedness

Three previously unknown genetic mechanisms have been discovered in causing myopia otherwise known as short or near-sightedness, finds a new study.

Lockdown in Italy: personal stories of doing science during the COVID-19 quarantine

Four researchers explain how they’re keeping going through the coronavirus pandemic.

Ocular abnormalities seen in one-third of COVID-19 patients

About one-third of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have ocular abnormalities, according to a brief report published online March 31 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Online Webinar on "Measuring Visual Acuity and Contrast Sensitivity by Optomotor Reflex in Rodents" – Thursday, April 2nd

The optomotor reflex (OMR) is an important behavioral readout of rodent visual activity. It is regularly used in preclenical ophthalmic research. On Thursday, April 2nd, there is an online Webinar discussing the advantages and disadvantages of optomotor measurements, with many examples from practical research.

AAO urges people to protect themselves from age-related macular degeneration

During February, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is urging people to protect themselves from vision loss from AMD by getting a baseline eye exam by age 40.

Microscopic eye movements vital for 20/20 vision

Visual acuity—the ability to discern letters, numbers, and objects from a distance—is essential for many tasks, from recognizing a friend across a room to driving a car.

What to do when your grant is rejected

Failed funding applications are inevitable, but perseverance can pay dividends.

Secondhand Smoke Damages Children’s Eyes, New Study Finds

Secondhand smoke is a known threat to eye health among adults.

New treatment effective at reversing the manifestations of thyroid eye disease

Patients with thyroid eye disease who used the minimally invasive insulin-like growth factor I blocking antibody, teprotumumab, experienced improvement in their symptoms, appearance and quality of life, according to a study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

More outside-the-clinic support and investment needed for Indigenous eye care

Greater investment is needed to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) eye health coordinators, community-based liaison officers, and family members and carers, according to the authors of a systematic review published online by the Medical Journal of Australia.

Could Drops Soon Replace Glasses for Presbyopia?

More than one-third of Americans have presbyopia, a gradual loss of near vision with age.

When laser surgery turns into a nightmare, the toll can be enormous

It will soon be a year since Jessica Starr, a popular weather person on Detroit TV, took her own life.

Will the latest UK Research Excellence Framework turn out to be the last?

The REF is unpopular but researchers should beware unintended consequences if it is abolished.

Relocation of UCL IoO and Moorfields to new King’s Cross site gets green light to progress

Plans for project Oriel – the building of a new world-leading eye-care and research centre in central London – have just been given the go-ahead by a special ‘Committee in Common’ (14 NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups from in and around London).

Gene therapy approach could pave the way for treatment of Stargardt disease

A leading Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Oxford has shared the details of his research which could pave the way for a new treatment for sight loss condition Stargardt disease.