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Le Professeur José-Alain Sahel au Téléthon 2020

José-Alain Sahel est intervenu lors du Téléthon 2020 pour évoquer les travaux de l’Institut sur les maladies rares de la Vision.

Drive-through IOP screening clinic feasible during COVID-19

A drive-through intraocular pressure (IOP) screening clinic allows for continued management during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a research letter published in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Big Data Grants Awarded to Ophthalmologists Working to Improve Patient Care

The American Academy of Ophthalmology announced recipients of analytic programs from two funds developed to advance big data investigations of eye disease.

Core curriculum: learning to manage a shared microscopy facility

High-tech tools are increasingly being consolidated into specialized centres. Running these technological wonderlands takes a unique blend of skills.

How to write a superb literature review

Nature speaks to old hands and first timers about the work they did to make their reviews sing.

Researchers use genomics to identify diabetic retinopathy factors

In a search to discover the genetic factors underlying diabetic retinopathy, University of Illinois Chicago researchers also have identified a new approach that can be used as a template to study other diseases.

Machine learning model uses retinal scans to detect Alzheimer’s disease

A form of artificial intelligence designed to interpret a combination of retinal images was able to successfully identify a group of patients who were known to have Alzheimer's disease, suggesting the approach could one day be used as a predictive tool, according to an interdisciplinary study from Duke University.

Reconstruction of eye tissue gives new insight into outer retina

A new study by scientists at the University of Southampton has made a breakthrough that could help the search for treatments against age related sight loss.

Largest-ever study finds low complication rates in children who wear soft contact lenses

The largest-ever retrospective study of its kind has found very low complication rates in children who wear soft contact lenses, similar to rates in adults.

Hydrogel could open new path for glaucoma treatment without drugs or surgery

Researchers have developed a potential new treatment for the eye disease glaucoma that could replace daily eye drops and surgery with a twice-a-year injection to control the buildup of pressure in the eye.

Researchers discover drug development target for retinal dystrophies

A team of LSU Health New Orleans researchers reports for the first time that deleting one of the inhibitors of the RPE65 gene in a mouse model that carries a human disease mutation prevents degeneration of cone photoreceptors that are used for daytime high-resolution color vision.

Sight restored by turning back the epigenetic clock

Neurons progressively deteriorate with age and lose resilience to injury. It emerges that treatment with three transcription factors can re-endow neurons in the mature eye with youthful characteristics and the capacity to regenerate.

Restoring a rudimentary form of vision in the blind

Restoration of vision in blind people through a brain implant is on the verge of becoming reality. Recent discoveries at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) show that newly developed high-resolution implants in the visual cortex make it possible to recognize artificially induced shapes and percepts.

Global public health services fail to meet targets to reduce avoidable sight loss

A new global study has found no significant reduction in the number of people with treatable sight loss since 2010. Published in The Lancet Global Health, it examined population-based surveys of eye disease worldwide from 1980 and found public health services across the world are failing to meet targets to reduce avoidable sight loss.

Research reveals how COVID-19 affects the eyes

Sore eyes are the most significant vision-based indicator of COVID-19, according to new research published in the journal BMJ Open Ophthalmology.