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First Patient successfully implanted with eye pressure sensor for Glaucoma

This first-in-human clinical study is being conducted to validate the sensor implant for continual monitoring of intraocular pressure in glaucoma

Researchers report vision-based neurotransmitter events for the first time

How does vision work, and what happens in the brain during the process?

Alcon Retina Fellows Institute launched to provide retinal surgery training

The unique educational offering supports retina fellows during a weekend-long training at the Alcon Experience Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

Modeling the most common form of vision loss in older adults

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects roughly 200,000 individuals in the United States each year.

Minimally invasive retinal detachment has better outcomes, clinical trial findings

A minimally invasive treatment for retinal detachment gives patients sharper vision, less distortion and reduced side-effects, according to the findings of a randomized controlled trial performed at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto.

Why a postdoc might not advance your career

Two studies reiterate that very few postdoctoral researchers land academic posts — and suggest that the skills postdocs learn are not sought by employers outside academia.

Scientists combine technologies to view the retina in unprecedented detail

By combining two imaging modalities—adaptive optics and angiography—investigators at the National Eye Institute (NEI) can see live neurons, epithelial cells, and blood vessels deep in the eye's light-sensing retina.

FDA Approves First Intracanalicular Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Insert for Post-Ocular Surgery

The approval of the DEXTENZA insert for surgical ocular pain was based on four phase Phase 3 studies one Phase 2 study for efficacy and safety.

Eyepatch with dissolvable needles used to treat eye disease

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Singapore has developed an eyepatch with dissolvable needles for use in treating eye diseases.

Exploring tocilizumab for giant cell arteritis cases

Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a systemic vasculitis that produces a granulomatous inflammation of large- and medium-sized-arteries, most commonly involving the aorta and extracranial branches of the carotid arteries.

Dry eye syndrome slows reading rate, study suggests

Johns Hopkins researchers report that chronic dry eye, a condition in which natural tears fail to adequately lubricate the eyes, can slow reading rate and significantly disrupt day to day tasks that require visual concentration

Novel methods to treat glaucoma

Glaucoma is characterized by degeneration of retinal ganglion cells, leading to irreversible vision loss.

The blood test that could save sight

A new blood test is being developed at The Australian National University (ANU) that can detect patients at risk of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and potentially save millions of people from going blind.

Juggling research and family life

Honest reflections from scientist dads

Center for Vision and Population Health established

Center for Vision and Population Health established to implement strategies in eye health