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Inexpensive retinal diagnostics via smartphone

Retinal damage due to diabetes is now considered the most common cause of blindness in working-age adults.

Update on COVID-19 for ophthamologists

The ESCRS is committed to giving the ophthalmology community every support in the coming days, weeks and months. To encourage and facilitate communication, we have established an ESCRS COVID 19 interactive platform.

Increasing screen time during COVID-19 could be harmful to kids' eyesight

The coronavirus pandemic is remaking the way children learn, and it could have an impact on their eyes.

Patient-friendly retinal vessel measuring shows cardiovascular risk

Peter Maloca, group leader at IOB for Ophthalmic Imaging, together with Konstantin Gugleta, senior attending physician at the University Hospital Eye Clinic Basel and Henner Hanssen, Head of Preventive Sports Medicine & Systems Physiology, Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Basel, investigated whether an easy-to-use method of measuring retinal vessel diameters can indicate cardiovascular risk.

Researchers discover tooth-enamel protein in eyes with dry AMD

A protein that normally deposits mineralized calcium in tooth enamel may also be responsible for calcium deposits in the back of the eye in people with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a study from researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI).

Morning Break: Glaucoma Eye Implant OK'd; Vodka Hand Sanitizer? Cheers to Brain Health

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff

Immunological regulatory circuit may play central role in ocular diseases

Researchers at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC), working with an international network of scientists, have identified an inflammatory regulatory circuit in the eye controlled by a subtype of endothelial cell, those that line the interior of blood vessels.

AI may help spot newborns at risk for most severe form of blinding disease

An artificial intelligence (AI) device that has been fast-tracked for approval by the Food and Drug Administration may help identify newborns at risk for aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity (AP-ROP).

Lipid helps heal the eye's frontline protection

A species of a lipid that naturally helps skin injuries heal appears to also aid repair of common corneal injuries, even when other conditions, like diabetes, make healing difficult, scientists report.

First In-Human CRISPR Gene-Editing Performed

Procedure a "milestone moment" for the gene editing field, expert says

How Medicare Creates Barriers We Don't Need

CMS must stop blocking access to innovative FDA-approved drugs without alternatives

Advances in production of retinal cells for treating blindness

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and St Erik Eye Hospital in Sweden have discovered a way to refine the production of retinal cells from embryonic stem cells for treating blindness in the elderly.

Primary Sjogren’s Syndrome Symptoms Did Not Show Meaningful Seasonal Changes

Seasonality did not affect patient-reported outcomes of fatigue, pain, and dryness, French researchers say

Modern virtual and augmented reality device can help simulate sight loss

A new study demonstrates how commercially available head mounted displays (HMD) can be used to simulate the day-to-day challenges faced by people with glaucoma.

Loss of Tear Glands Indicative of Higher HbA1c Levels

Meibomian glands are an easily identifiable biomarker for patients with diabetes