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With single gene insertion, blind mice regain sight

It was surprisingly simple. University of California, Berkeley, scientists inserted a gene for a green-light receptor into the eyes of blind mice and, a month later, they were navigating around obstacles as easily as mice with no vision problems.

Dry eye disease and diabetes

New study reveals scale of issue and need for screening

Active substance from plant slows down aggressive eye cancer

An active substance that has been known for 30 years could unexpectedly turn into a ray of hope against eye tumors. This is shown by a new study.

Retinal prion disease study redefines role for brain cells

Microglia may benefit, not damage, photoreceptors

Google research shows how AI can make ophthalmologists more effective

As artificial intelligence continues to evolve, diagnosing disease faster and potentially with greater accuracy than physicians, some have suggested that technology may soon replace tasks that physicians currently perform.

Scleral-glued IOLs a good option for eyes with pseudoexfoliation

Visual acuity was maintained or improved in the majority of patients with pseudoexfoliation who underwent glue-assisted scleral fixation of IOLs

Connecting research and education across Europe and beyond

Co-funded by the EU and Europe's National Research and Education Networks (NRENs), the GÉANT network provides computing infrastructure and high-speed data connections between EU countries and beyond, enabling researchers to quickly and securely transfer large amounts of data all over the world.

Supporting EU-Russian scientific collaboration

An EU-funded project has fostered in-depth dialogue between Europe and Russia on stepping up scientific collaboration.

Could an eye doctor diagnose Alzheimer's before you have symptoms?

A quick eye exam might one day allow eye doctors to check up on both your eyeglasses prescription and your brain health.

Adhesive gel bonds to eye surface, could repair injuries without surgery

An adhesive gel packed with light-activated chemicals can seal cuts or ulcers on the cornea —the clear surface of the eye—and then encourage the regeneration of corneal tissue, according to a preclinical study published online in Science Advances.

How I self-advocate for researchers with disabilities and illnesses

Isobel Williams has an autoimmune disease. The support network that she co-founded is helping to improve life in academia for people with long-term health conditions.

Imaging method reveals long-lived patterns in cells of the eye

Cells of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) form unique patterns that can be used to track changes in this important layer of tissue in the back of the eye, researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have found.

Tuck into colourful fruits and vegetables and see the light

Antioxidants the key to lowering risk of age-related cataracts

Femtosecond and manual cataract surgeries have similar outcomes

Eyes that underwent femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery achieved similar visual and refractive outcomes when compared with eyes that underwent manual cataract surgery.

Exfoliation syndrome may up risk for COPD

Patients with exfoliation syndrome (XFS) may be at increased risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published in Ophthalmology Glaucoma.