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Retinitis Pigmentosa, hispanic health disparities, Hispanic, southwestern united states, Eye Disease, Genetics

Gene Mutation Linked to Retinitis Pigmentosa in Southwestern U.S. Hispanic Families

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Thirty-six percent of Hispanic families in the U.S. with a common form of retinitis pigmentosa got the disease because they carry a mutation of the arrestin-1 gene, according to a new study from researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health.

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Bidmc, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, photophobia, Parasympathetic, Sympathetic, Emotions, Colors, Migraine

Study: Exposure to Light Causes Emotional and Physical Responses in Migraine Sufferers

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This research found that light makes migraine headaches more painful and induces negative emotions and unpleasant physical sensations. Laboratory studies identify previously unknown connections between nerve cells in the eye and neurons in the brain that regulate physiological, autonomic, endocrine and emotional responses. These findings offer promising path forward for researchers in treatment of migraines.

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visual systems, Perceptual Systems, Psychology, Camouflage, Nature, University Of Texas At Austin

New Research Could Help Humans See What Nature Hides

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Things are not always as they appear. New visual perception research at The University of Texas at Austin, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, explains the natural limits of what humans can see and how to find what nature hides.

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A No-Brainer, Pink Eye Treatment, Nearsightedness Surgery, and More in the Vision News Source

The latest research and feature news on vision in the Vision News Source

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Human Eye, Chickens, Daylight vision, Retina, Eye Sight, Fovea, High Acuity Spot, Stem Cell, Connie Cepko, HMS, Harvard Medical School, Susana da Silva, Vitamin A, Retinoic Acid

Bird’s Eye Perspective

Chickens may illuminate how humans developed sharp daylight vision

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David A. Sullivan, M.S., PH.D., FARVO, Receives the American Optometric Association’s Dr. Donald R. Korb Award for Excellence

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David A. Sullivan, M.S., Ph.D., FARVO, Senior Scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School is the recipient of the 2017 Dr. Donald R. Korb Award for Excellence, the highest honor given by the Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the American Optometric Association (AOA).

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King-Wai Yau, Pupil, constrict, Sphincter, Light, Eyes

A No-Brainer? Mouse Eyes Constrict to Light Without Direct Link to the Brain

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Experimenting with mice, neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine report new evidence that the eye's iris in many lower mammals directly senses light and causes the pupil to constrict without involving the brain.

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ophtahlmology, pink eye

Is Your Doctor Prescribing the Wrong Treatment for Pink Eye?

A new study suggests that most people with acute conjunctivitis, or pink eye, are getting the wrong treatment.

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Mass. Eye and Ear Specialists Perform First SMILE Procedures to Correct Nearsightedness

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Ophthalmologists at Massachusetts Eye and Ear are now offering a new type of minimally-invasive laser vision correction, the ReLEx® SMILE procedure.

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Glaucoma, Stem Cells

Stem Cell Therapy for Glaucoma - Are We There Yet?

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At present, the only FDA approved method of treating glaucoma is to lower eye pressure; this slows the progression of glaucomatous optic nerve damage but does not completely halt it, and certainly does not regenerate damaged nerve tissue.







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