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Researchers discover predictor of laser treatment success in patients with glaucoma

A new study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and MU Health Care provides insight into which patients might benefit most from a noninvasive treatment called selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), which relieves pressure by using a laser to alter the eye tissue, resulting in better fluid drainage.

How to be an ethical scientist

True discovery takes time, has many stops and starts, and is rarely neat and tidy.

Multifocal contact lenses slow myopia progression in children

Children wearing multifocal contact lenses had slower progression of their myopia, according to results from a clinical trial funded by the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.

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EC supports Erasmus+ European Universities pilot with an additional 34 million from Horizon 2020

The European Commission announced that the first 17 alliances of universities selected under the Erasmus+ programme will each receive a complementary EUR 2 million support from Horizon 2020. With this support, the European Universities will explore further integration and transformation in their research and innovation missions.

Simply Expanding Medicaid Coverage Can’t Solve This Leading Public Health Challenge

New research shows significantly more people with diabetes got their critical annual dilated eye exam during the first two years following Medicaid expansion under the under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, this encouraging increase in the exam rate did not persist beyond two years.

Australia is cracking down on foreign interference in research. Is the system working?

Pioneering guidelines aren’t enough to prevent overseas militaries such as China’s from co-opting the country’s science, say some experts.

How to shake off the ‘impostor’ fears that plague your PhD studies

Three strategies for fighting those insidious feelings that you don’t deserve to be where you are.

Nanotubes in the eye that help us see

A new mechanism of blood redistribution that is essential for the proper functioning of the adult retina has just been discovered in vivo by researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM).

How researchers overturned US sanctions on a virtual summer school

US rules forced an online neuroscience course to block people in Iran from signing up, but the organizers won a last-minute reprieve.

Artificial intelligence recognizes deteriorating photoreceptors

Software based on artificial intelligence (AI), which was developed by researchers at the Eye Clinic of the University Hospital Bonn, Stanford University and University of Utah, enables the precise assessment of the progression of geographic atrophy (GA), a disease of the light sensitive retina caused by age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Conferences failing to protect LGBT+ researchers

Promoting equity, diversity and inclusion at meetings requires more than a code of conduct, analysis finds.

Research to Prevent Blindness/American Academy of Ophthalmology Award announced

Research to Prevent Blindness and American Academy of Ophthalmology Award Grants for Big Data Research to Improve Patient Care - Award recipients to use IRIS Registry database to uncover new approaches to preventing and treating eye disease

Signs of ‘citation hacking’ flagged in scientific papers

An algorithm developed to spot abnormal patterns of citations aims to find scientists who have manipulated reference lists.

Researchers develop cell injection technique that could help reverse vision loss

University of Toronto Engineering researchers have developed a new method of injecting healthy cells into damaged eyes. The technique could point the way toward new treatments with the potential to reverse forms of vision loss that are currently incurable.