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Dynamin-binding protein linked to congenital cataracts

Cataracts, a condition in which the eyes' natural lenses get clouded, are the most common cause of vision loss in older people and can be corrected by routine surgery.

AAO Announces $4 Million Gift to Aid Construction of a Public Museum Dedicated to Vision and Eye Health

The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced a project to construct the world’s first public museum dedicated to vision and eye health. The new museum will be located in San Francisco.

The best supervisor

I was lucky to have a PhD supervisor whose mentorship transformed my academic experience.

Evidence Mounts That an Eye Scan May Detect Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Results from two studies show that a new, non-invasive imaging device can see signs of Alzheimer’s disease in a matter of seconds.

Do authors comply when funders enforce open access to research?

The first large-scale analysis of compliance with open-access rules reveals that up to one-third of articles are not free to read.

Mydriatic, Cycloplegic, Diagnostic, Anesthetic Products Now Available from Alcon

Global eye care company Alcon has announced an expansion in its line of ophthalmic products.

AAO Announces $2 million gift to Advance Childhood Eye Disease Research

The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced a $2 million gift from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation (KTEF) to establish a permanent research fund to advance the practice of pediatric ophthalmology.

Diabetes Medication May Protect Against a Common Cause of Blindness

Researchers from Taiwan have shown that people with type 2 diabetes who took a common diabetes medication, metformin, had a significantly lower rate of age-related macular degeneration.

First analysis of ‘pre-registered’ studies shows sharp rise in null findings

Logging hypotheses and protocols before performing research seems to work as intended: to reduce publication bias for positive results.

Widespread errors in 'proofreading' cause inherited blindness

Mistakes in "proofreading" the genetic code of retinal cells is the cause of a form of inherited blindness, retinitis pigmentosa (RP) caused by mutations in splicing factors.

Teach undergraduates that doing a PhD will require them to embrace failure

Students must learn that a doctoral degree isn’t for everyone — and that not doing one might be a better option.

Stem Cell-Based Therapy for Blinding Eye Diseases Receives Research Funding

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has awarded a $5.1 million grant to advance the development of stem cell-based therapy for blinding retinal conditions.

Cellular 'tuning mechanism' builds elegant eyes

How different cells in a multicellular organism acquire their identities remains a fundamental mystery of development.

Outbreak of preventable eye infection in contact lens wearers

A new outbreak of a rare but preventable eye infection that can cause blindness, has been identified in contact lens wearers in a new study led by UCL and Moorfields Eye Hospital researchers.

Elusive stem cells could help repair blood vessels

A unique source of stem cells in blood helps to build blood vessels according to new UCL-led research with mouse embryos.