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Low Risk of Coronavirus Spreading Through Tears

Study published in the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology found no virus in tears of infected patients

Device brings silicon computing power to brain research and prosthetics

A new device enables researchers to observe hundreds of neurons in the brain in real-time.

Increase seen in melatonin secretion after cataract surgery

Cataract surgery seems to increase melatonin secretion in adults aged 60 years or older, according to a study published in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Researchers: show world leaders how to behave in a crisis

Scientists are teaming up to fight COVID-19. Presidents and prime ministers should, too.

COVID-19: Business update on Novartis operations

Patrick Mooney, vice president and head of Ophthalmology Franchise (US) at Novartis, offers an update on how the company is responding to the impact of the global coronavirus epidemic and the internal changes that have been implemented to ensure the safety and health of its employees.

COVID-19: Taking precautions with patients

Arun Gulani, MD, shares how his practice's standard proceedings in handling patient cases aim to minimize physical exposure and safeguard patients' health, as well as the extra precautions he and staff are taking in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

Researchers discover genetic processes that determine short-sightedness

Three previously unknown genetic mechanisms have been discovered in causing myopia otherwise known as short or near-sightedness, finds a new study.

Lockdown in Italy: personal stories of doing science during the COVID-19 quarantine

Four researchers explain how they’re keeping going through the coronavirus pandemic.

Ocular abnormalities seen in one-third of COVID-19 patients

About one-third of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have ocular abnormalities, according to a brief report published online March 31 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Online Webinar on "Measuring Visual Acuity and Contrast Sensitivity by Optomotor Reflex in Rodents" – Thursday, April 2nd

The optomotor reflex (OMR) is an important behavioral readout of rodent visual activity. It is regularly used in preclenical ophthalmic research. On Thursday, April 2nd, there is an online Webinar discussing the advantages and disadvantages of optomotor measurements, with many examples from practical research.

AAO urges people to protect themselves from age-related macular degeneration

During February, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is urging people to protect themselves from vision loss from AMD by getting a baseline eye exam by age 40.

Microscopic eye movements vital for 20/20 vision

Visual acuity—the ability to discern letters, numbers, and objects from a distance—is essential for many tasks, from recognizing a friend across a room to driving a car.

What to do when your grant is rejected

Failed funding applications are inevitable, but perseverance can pay dividends.

Secondhand Smoke Damages Children’s Eyes, New Study Finds

Secondhand smoke is a known threat to eye health among adults.

New treatment effective at reversing the manifestations of thyroid eye disease

Patients with thyroid eye disease who used the minimally invasive insulin-like growth factor I blocking antibody, teprotumumab, experienced improvement in their symptoms, appearance and quality of life, according to a study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine.