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Amber-Tinted Glasses May Provide Relief for Insomnia

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Knowing that individuals with insomnia are also unlikely to change their ways, researchers from Columbia University Medical Center tested a method to reduce the adverse effects of evening ambient light exposure, while still allowing use of blue light-emitting devices. Their findings will be published in the January issue of Journal of Psychiatric Research.

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Retinitis Pigmentosa, Vision Loss, Stem Cells, California Institute For Regenerative Medicine, retinal progenitor cells

Results of Clinical Testing in Retinitis Pigmentosa

In a phase 1/2a study jCyte's investigational therapy, jCell, showed a good safety profile and indications of potential benefit for patients with retinitis pigmentosa

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Biomarkers and Drug Discovery: Jeffrey L. Goldberg, MD, PhD

Dr. Jeff Goldberg: I really want to thank the Glaucoma Research Foundation. Obviously, what we’re going to talk about today would not come to fruition without the support of the Glaucoma Research Foundation and of course, all of their supporters.

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Medicare, Medicare Costs, OCT, optical coherence tomography, AMD, Age-related Diseases, age-related macular degeneration, Vision Research, Eye Research, anti-vascular endothelial growth factor , anti-VEGF, Imaging, Ophthalmologist, ophthalmogy research, ophthalmolgy, optometrist, Optometry

New Study Finds Federally-Funded Technology Saved Medicare $9 Billion

A new study quantifying a 21-fold return on investment suggests an efficient — and non-partisan — method to cut healthcare spending is to invest in basic research. The paper tracks how a new technology aids doctors in reducing the number of unnecessary drug injections used to treat a blinding condition called wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

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Solar Eclipse, Eclipse, Eclipse Eye Safety, eclipse education, solar retinopathy, Retina, retina burns, adaptive optics, Mount Sinai Health System, Icahn School of Medicine, New York Eye And Ear Infirmary, Cellular Damage, retinal cells, eye and vision research, Imaging, photoreceptor cells, Photoreceptors, Retinal Cases, Eye Damage, Sun Damage, Sun Exposure,

Mount Sinai Researchers Use Breakthrough Technology to Further Understand Eye Damage from Eclipse

Research Could Lead to New Treatment for Solar Retinopathy

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eye, Eyes, Eye Health, Optometry, Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, cold weather health risks, Contact Lens

Cold Weather Woes and Dry Eyes

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It is easy to remember steps to prevent the body from getting cold, but what can be done to protect the eyes when cold weather hits?

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US Department of Defense, Combat Medicine, Ophthalmology, Eye Injuries, University Of Southern California, USC, Science Translational Medicine , hydrogel research, Chemical Engineering, USC Roski Eye Institute, USC Institute for Biomedical Therapeutics, Keck School Of Medicine Of Usc, USC Viterbi School of Engineering, USC Dornsife College of Letters,

Combating Eye Injuries with a Reversible Superglue Seal

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A team of scientists and engineers at USC has developed an on-the-spot, temperature-sensitive gel that could seal eye injuries on the battlefield.

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Healthcare, Enviroment, healthcare waste, Cataract Surgery, Opthalmalogy, India, World Health Organisation, Sustaibability, Sustainable Health

“Green” Cataract Surgery Model Drastically Reduces Environmental Footprint

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Faculty at NYU School of Medicine report that a healthcare center in India's model for cataract surgery emits 96 percent less carbon than in the United Kingdom -- and a likely even greater savings in the United States -- while yielding comparable or better health outcomes for one of the world’s most common surgical procedures.

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Virtual Reality Users Must Learn to Use What They See

Anyone with normal vision knows that a ball that seems to quickly be growing larger is probably going to hit them on the nose. But strap them into a virtual reality headset, and they still may need to take a few lumps before they pay attention to the visual cues that work so well in the real world, according to a new study from University of Wisconsin–Madison psychologists.

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Optometry and Vision Science

Most Glaucoma Patients Don't Ask About Medication Costs

Less than one-third of patients with glaucoma talk to their doctor about the costs of medications needed to control their disease, reports a study in the December issue of Optometry and Vision Science, the official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.







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