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Extended mask wear linked with worsening dry eye
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Extended mask wear linked with worsening dry eye

Review of 67 studies finds a correlation between mask usage and worsening dry eye in healthy and DED patients.
Gene therapeutic approach has potential to treat various eye diseases
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Gene therapeutic approach has potential to treat various eye diseases

Gene therapy study on retinal and optic nerve-related mitochondrial dysfunction shows promise.
Why low blood sugar worsens diabetic eye disease
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Why low blood sugar worsens diabetic eye disease

New study finds ties between tight glycemic control and worsening of diabetic retinopathy.
Why do patients with congenital blindness show visual processing activity in the brain?
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Why do patients with congenital blindness show visual processing activity in the brain?

Researchers evaluated thalamocortical connections that cause cross-modal plasticity in this patient population.
Study finds atropine has negative effects post-glaucoma surgery
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Study finds atropine has negative effects post-glaucoma surgery

Patients report a reduction in visual quality following trabeculectomy.
'Sugar hypothesis' of diabetic cataracts may be a myth
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'Sugar hypothesis' of diabetic cataracts may be a myth

Diabetic cataracts might not be caused by glucose at all, but may precede hyperglycemia in patients with Type 2 diabetes.
Study finds ACE2 in gut reduces diabetic blindness risk
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Study finds ACE2 in gut reduces diabetic blindness risk

Maintaining enteral ACE2 levels can prevent and reverse the progression of diabetic retinopathy.
Researchers develop smart IOL for diagnosing Alzheimer’s
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Researchers develop smart IOL for diagnosing Alzheimer’s

First-of-its-kind technology has the potential to detect the early stages of neurological disorders.
FDA grants AAO funding for pediatric cataract surgery research
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FDA grants AAO funding for pediatric cataract surgery research

The American Academy of Ophthalmology has received nearly $400,000 of funding to analyze 7 years of cataract surgery data.
20-20-20 rule may not actually help digital eye strain
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20-20-20 rule may not actually help digital eye strain

New research finds that longer breaks could be the answer to minimizing effects.
Corneal transplant recipients may be herpesvirus positive
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Corneal transplant recipients may be herpesvirus positive

Findings show the need for HSV-1 and VZV testing on corneal buttons before transplantation.
Does DED severity impact the efficacy of varenicline nasal spray?
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Does DED severity impact the efficacy of varenicline nasal spray?

New study demonstrates efficacy of varenicline across a wide range of disease severity.
Is obesity linked to macular degeneration development?
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Is obesity linked to macular degeneration development?

A history of obesity may lead to a higher risk for AMD—even after weight loss.
Retinal clinical trials underrepresent minorities
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Retinal clinical trials underrepresent minorities

New research finds racial and ethnic demographics are severely unrepresented among studies of retinal vascular disease in the U.S.
International panel proposes new criteria for diagnosing cause of ON
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International panel proposes new criteria for diagnosing cause of ON

New paper redefines the diagnostic criteria and classifications for optic neuritis in response to clinical research and technological advancement.
Visual impairment in older adults is more common than you think
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Visual impairment in older adults is more common than you think

Study shows over 25% of patients age 71 or older have some form of visual impairment.
Nanotechnology targets blindness via gene therapy
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Nanotechnology targets blindness via gene therapy

Investigators use lipid nanoparticles to deliver mRNA to the retina.
COVID-19’s impact on vision and depth perception
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COVID-19’s impact on vision and depth perception

In vivo experiment assess the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on the eyes.
Assessing the parent-child corneal astigmatism relationship
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Assessing the parent-child corneal astigmatism relationship

Study findings showed a pattern of genetic inheritance of astigmatism between parents and children.
Is there a connection between dietary nitrate intake and low AMD risk?
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Is there a connection between dietary nitrate intake and low AMD risk?

New research connects diet with a lower risk of age-related macular degeneration.