Ophthalmology

Inexpensive retinal diagnostics via smartphone

One of the most dangerous long-term complications of diabetes is vascular damage. In the eye's photosensitive layer, the retina, this also impacts the…

Tübingen and Munich researchers successfully test clinical safety of gene-based treatment for complete color blindness

People with complete color blindness are born unable to distinguish colors. They see less sharply and are highly sensitivity to glare

Advanced AI boosts clinical analysis of eye images

Modern medical imaging devices allow ophthalmologists to monitor chronic eye conditions in detail. Ophthalmologists mostly choose Optical Coherence Tomography…

Researchers have identified areas of the retina that change in mild Alzheimer's disease

For the first time, researchers have determined the shape and size of the areas that present significant thinning in each retinal layer, which tend to occur in…

Dr. Karl-Robert Brauns Prize for Ophthalmology 2016

In their publication “A New Technology for Applanation Free Corneal Trephination: The Picosecond Infrared Laser (PIRL)” the research team around Stephan J….

Preserving photoreceptor cells following retinal injury

Vision researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School (HMS) Department of Ophthalmology have taken a first step in solving a vexing problem:…

Gene therapy gives long-term protection to photoreceptor cells

Results published in the journal Molecular Therapy demonstrate that the preserved cells were able to drive visually-guided behaviour, even in later stages of…

Bionic eye clinical trial results show long-term safety, efficacy vision-restoring implant

The three-year clinical trial results of the retinal implant popularly known as the “bionic eye,” have proven the long-term efficacy, safety and reliability of…

Scientists discover new properties of microbes that cause common eye infection

Scientists from Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology have used the power of new genomic technology to discover that…

Could reading glasses soon be a thing of the past?

A thin ring inserted into the eye could soon offer a reading glasses-free remedy for presbyopia, the blurriness in near vision experienced by many people over…

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