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Source: Diabetic Retinopathy   Jun 12, 2020  1 month ago
Diabetic retinopathy is a typical complication of diabetes and a leading cause of blindness in the world. A new research by scientist from University Of Oklahoma show that visual function in diabetic mice was significantly improved after treatment with a single dose of visual chromophore 9-cis-retinal, a vitamin A analog that can form a visual pigment in the retina cells, thereby producing a light...
Source: Cataracts  Jun 09, 2020  1 month ago
Cataracts: A combined study by Australian and Chinese researchers involving more than 170,000 individuals show conclusive evidence that regular physical exercise reduces the risk of age-related cataracts.   Age-related cataracts are the cause of blindness in an estimated 13 million individuals worldwide.   The research findings published in the International Journal of Ophthalmolo...
Source: Ophthalmology   May 31, 2020  1 month ago
Ophthalmology: Covid-19-related safety is crucial if one wears contact lenses, eyeglasses or safety glasses/goggles, eye experts say. Though the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends limiting use of contact lenses and switching to eyeglasses during the pandemic, the American Optometric Association says there's no evidence that wearing contacts increases COVID-19 r...
Source: Ophthalmology And Eye Disease  May 26, 2020  2 months ago
Ophthalmology: With close to about 485 million people around the world having diabetes and the current incidence rate of diabetics developing diabetic retinopathy standing at about 21%, retinal damage due to diabetes is now considered the most common cause of blindness in working-age adults.   In a new study carried out by scientists from the University of Bonn-Germany together with ophthal...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 27, 2020  6 months ago
Biomedical researchers at Tohoku University in Japan have developed a new type of smart contact lenses that can prevent dry eyes. The self-moisturizing system, which is described in the journal Advanced Materials Technologies, maintains a layer of fluid between the contact lens and the eye using a novel mechanism.   Typically, smart contact lenses are wearable devices that could accele...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 23, 2020  6 months ago
Medical researchers have successfully treated age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in mice after finding an unexpected link between the two main forms of the blinding eye disease, the leading cause of vision loss in people 60 and older. Dr Brad Gelfand has discovered an unexpected connection between the two main forms of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Credit: Dan Addison/UVA Dr Brad ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 20, 2020  6 months ago
The most common vision problem in the world: myopia or short/near sightedness, which causes damage to the eye and even blindness, just got easier to assess. New research at Flinders University in Australia has identified a new method to measure how it affects the eye, a new article in PLOS ONE reveals.   The research was based on testing of 70 volunteers, with the Flinders ophthal...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 09, 2019  7 months ago
Many of you may be familiar with the newly found fact that your gut and skin are home to a collection of microbes ranging from fungi, bacteria and viruses, that are vital for keeping you healthy. But how many of you are aware that your eyes are also host a unique menagerie of microbes? Collectively, they are called  the eye microbiome. It has been discovered that when these microbes are out o...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 02, 2019  8 months ago
Cataracts Cataracts in the elderly are a normal phenomenon, resulting from the aging process of the eye and affecting everyone, without exception. They occur when the lens of the eye gradually loses its transparency, like a window that gets dirty with the seasons. The light that enters the eye passes through opaque areas and generates blurred vision, without the possibility of improving i...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 26, 2019  8 months ago
A new study by University College London (UCL) Living shows that in a more polluted area is associated with a greater likelihood of having glaucoma, a debilitating eye condition that can cause blindness. Individuals in neighbourhoods with higher amounts of fine particulate matter pollution were at least 6% more likely to report having glaucoma than those in the least-polluted areas, a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 19, 2019  8 months ago
The first contact lens indicated to slow the progression of myopia in children ages 8 to 12 years, called MiSight, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week. The disposable single-use soft contact lenses should be discarded after one-day use and are not intended to be worn overnight. They are indicated to correct and slow progression of myopia in children with he...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 15, 2019  8 months ago
University of Queensland medical scientists have discovered markers in the blood that can differentiate between a benign mole and a melanoma, while also identifying if the cancer has spread to other areas of the body. By identifying the biomarkers, the team has developed a new simple blood tests that could be the latest diagnostic standard for the early detection of melanoma in the eye. ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 06, 2019  8 months ago
Researchers from Royal Holloway and London University led by Professor Clare Bradley has collaborated with other researchers in a new study that has found healthcare professionals and the general public still lack awareness of the most common form of sight loss: age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in the UK. The problem is even worst in the US and simply depressing in Asia. The preventive st...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 31, 2019  9 months ago
Medical researchers from Yale University, the Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University in a joint study discovered that  glial cells (or support cells), and vasculature cells tasked with providing blood to the retina as well as cone cells contribute to degeneration of the macula, in the central part of the retina. Currently, age-related macular d...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 15, 2019  9 months ago
As a result of the technology and digital explosion, more workers need to be spending their time looking at computer screens each day with most spending at average of at least 5 hours per day during their daily work hours. As a result of that, the incidence of Computer Vision Syndrome of CVS is on a steady rise. The prevalence of computer vision syndrome(CVS) among computer use...
Source; Thailand Medical News Exclusive  Oct 14, 2019  9 months ago
Based on statistical data obtained from 42 countries globally, there has been more than 378 million cases of individuals being treated for dry eye disease just in 2019 alone. Dry eye syndrome is caused by a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Consequences of dry eyes range from subtle but constant eye irritation to significant inflammation and even scarri...

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