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Corneal transplant patients who suffer from eye allergies are at a significantly higher risk of transplant failure than those without allergies. " We found that the immune system's response to co ...


Imaging data from a Phase 2 study of Pegaptanib ( Macugen ) in diabetic macular edema ( DME ) showed a reversal of capillary microaneurysms, retinal ischemia and neovascularization -- all important ...


Researchers at University of California – Los Angeles ( UCLA ) have discovered that RPE65, a gene missing in infants born with the blinding disease Leber congenital amaurosis, is also a key enzyme in ...


Johns Hopkins researchers at the Wilmer Eye Institute have discovered the first human gene mutation that causes extreme hyperopia. The researchers report that nanophthalmos is a rare, potentially b ...


Researchers in the United Kingdom have demonstrated that patients suffering from cancer affecting their eye can usually avoid visual handicap, loss of the eye and spread of the disease by receiving pr ...


Age-related macular degeneration ( AMD ) is the leading cause of blindness in older patients in the developed world. Vascular endothelial growth factor is one of the key mediators stimulating the ...


In a large prospective study of physicians followed over 14 years, Schaumberg et al. found that greater adult height and a pattern of abdominal adiposity were each independent risk factors for catarac ...


A study, published in the JAMA, has found that a diet with a high intake of beta carotene, vitamins C and E, and zinc is associated with a substantially reduced risk of age-related macular degeneratio ...


Passive smoking almost doubles the risk of the progressively degenerative eye disease, age related macular degeneration, shows research, published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. The macu ...


Researchers at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary ( MEEI ) have found that Chlamydia pneumoniae, a bacterium linked to heart disease and capable of causing chronic inflammation, was present in th ...


People who have elevated homocysteine in their blood, an amino acid that is a known biomarker for cardiovascular disease, may also be at an increased risk of developing age-related macular degeneratio ...


A small study found that major intestinal surgery, including stomach reduction for obesity, may boost the chances of subsequent vitamin A deficiency. The researchers have based their findings on th ...


Early studies indicate cannabidiol works to protect the eye from growing a plethora of leaky blood vessels, the hallmark of diabetic retinopathy, says Gregory I. Liou, at the Medical College of Georgi ...


The interplay between genetic predisposition and exposure to modifiable risk factors can multiply the risk for age-related macular degeneration. Age-related macular degeneration ( AMD ) can cause b ...


Current and past smokers appear to have a higher risk of developing late age-related macular degeneration than those who have never smoked. Age-related macular degeneration ( AMD ) is the leading c ...