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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 ...


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 Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that cells making up a non-visual system in the eye are in place and functioning long before the rods and cones that pro ...


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 ...


Researchers led by the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute have determined that the corneal infection rate associated with the use of 30-day -extended-wear contact lenses made from silicone hydrogel is ...


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 ...


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 ...


A study by researchers at Johns Hopkins’ Wilmer Eye Institute, showed that immunosuppressive drug Mycophenolate Mofetil ( CellCept ), used to prevent rejection of transplanted hearts, kidneys and live ...


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 ...


Airline pilots have an increased risk of nuclear cataracts compared with non-pilots, and that risk is associated with cumulative exposure to cosmic radiation. Commercial airline pilots are reported ...


A study suggests that most children with infective conjunctivitis do not need treatment with an antibiotic. One in eight school children have an episode of conjunctivitis every year. This amounts t ...


Researchers at the University of California – Irvine ( UCI ), found a new molecular mechanism that may allow for stem cell-based therapies to treat eye disorders such as retinal degeneration. The f ...


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 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 ...


Children who were born prematurely are more likely to have visual problems at 10 years of age than children who were born at full term. Eye and neurological problems are common in premature infants ...