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Researchers identify potential biomarkers of age-related macular degeneration (Thu, 14 Sep 2017)
Findings may lead to earlier diagnoses and better prognostic information for patients - and, potentially, new pharmaceutical targets for AMD treatment.
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Central heterochromia (two different eye colors): Causes and types (Tue, 12 Sep 2017)
Central heterochromia occurs when a person has different colors in the same eye. Variations in the spread and concentration of skin pigment cause this.
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Blindness study shows how gene causes middle-age sight loss (Fri, 08 Sep 2017)
Chemical changes in the eye that can lead to blindness have been identified by scientists.
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Eyelashes: The eyeball's flirtatious bodyguards (Thu, 31 Aug 2017)
Eyelashes might look pretty, but they also have a serious job: to keep dust away from our eyes. If they are too long, they can no longer fulfill this role.
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Antioxidant/zinc supplement cost saving and effective for degenerative eye disease (Tue, 29 Aug 2017)
A supplement that combines antioxidants with zinc and copper is a relatively inexpensive and effective means of halting the progression of a certain type of degenerative eye disease, concludes...
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Scientists discover common diabetes drug reduces sight-threatening rise in brain pressure (Thu, 24 Aug 2017)
Research led by the University of Birmingham, UK, published in Science Translational Medicine, shows that a GLP-1 agonist drug, currently used to treat patients with Type II diabetes could be...
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How an eye test could detect Alzheimer's (Wed, 23 Aug 2017)
Researchers reveal how a novel imaging technique could diagnose Alzheimer's disease by detecting beta-amyloid plaques in the retinas of patients.
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Color blindness: When red looks like brown (Wed, 23 Aug 2017)
From street signs to our national flags, colors are an integral part of society. But for colorblind individuals, this can cause serious challenges.
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Visual impairment among older adults associated with poor cognitive function (Tue, 22 Aug 2017)
In a nationally representative sample of older U.S. adults, visual impairment was associated with worse cognitive function, according to a study published by JAMA Ophthalmology.
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Why do onions make us cry? (Mon, 07 Aug 2017)
Few can escape the wrath of the onion; the chemicals released in self-defense make us well up. Scientists shed light on the enzyme responsible.
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