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China introduces ‘social’ punishments for scientific misconduct

Offending researchers could face restrictions on jobs, loans and business opportunities under a system tied to the controversial social credit policy.

The best science images of the year: 2018 in pictures

Calcifications increase AMD risk

Calcifications in the eye increase risk for progression to advanced AMD by more than six times

NIDEK Launches Feedback Exam for Low Vision Care and Scotopic Microperimetry

The standard feedback exam function provides visual rehabilitation training for low vision patients who have lost foveal fixation.

Unapproved Therapies Cause Significantly More Patient Injuries

Unapproved Therapies Cause Significantly More Patient Injuries Than Reported by Cell Therapy Clinics

Traditional glaucoma test can miss severity of disease

The most common tests for glaucoma can underestimate the severity of the condition by not detecting the presence of central vision loss, according to a new Columbia University study.

Light-emitting sleep mask yields no long-term benefit for DME

According to the results of the phase 3 CLEOPATRA trial, patients with non-center-involving diabetic macular edema who wore a light-emitting mask during sleep did not experience long-term therapeutic benefits

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.