Poor diet can lead to blindness, case study shows

An extreme case of “fussy” or “picky” eating caused a young patient’s blindness, according to a new case report published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. The University of Bristol researchers who examined the case recommend clinicians consider nutritional optic neuropathy

Poor diet can lead to blindness, case study shows

An extreme case of “fussy” or “picky” eating caused a young patient’s blindness, according to a new case report published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. The University of Bristol researchers who examined the case recommend clinicians consider nutritional optic neuropathy

Knockout mice are guide to new genes for eye and skin disorders

Albinism is the best-known of a group of rare genetic disorders that can affect both eyes and skin. Some genes have been identified that are linked to these conditions, but many remain mysterious. Now a team led by UC Davis

Knockout mice are guide to new genes for eye and skin disorders

Albinism is the best-known of a group of rare genetic disorders that can affect both eyes and skin. Some genes have been identified that are linked to these conditions, but many remain mysterious. Now a team led by UC Davis

Eyes hold clues for treating severe autism more effectively

Vocabulary tests for individuals with the severest forms of autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, are notoriously inaccurate. They commonly ask the test-taker to point to an illustration after hearing a spoken word, measuring the ability to understand and perform a

Eyes hold clues for treating severe autism more effectively

Vocabulary tests for individuals with the severest forms of autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, are notoriously inaccurate. They commonly ask the test-taker to point to an illustration after hearing a spoken word, measuring the ability to understand and perform a

Smart glasses follow our eyes, focus automatically

Though it may not have the sting of death and taxes, presbyopia is another of life’s guarantees. This vision defect plagues most of us starting about age 45, as the lenses in our eyes lose the elasticity needed to focus

Smart glasses follow our eyes, focus automatically

Though it may not have the sting of death and taxes, presbyopia is another of life’s guarantees. This vision defect plagues most of us starting about age 45, as the lenses in our eyes lose the elasticity needed to focus

With single gene insertion, blind mice regain sight

It was surprisingly simple. University of California, Berkeley, scientists inserted a gene for a green-light receptor into the eyes of blind mice and, a month later, they were navigating around obstacles as easily as mice with no vision problems. They

With single gene insertion, blind mice regain sight

It was surprisingly simple. University of California, Berkeley, scientists inserted a gene for a green-light receptor into the eyes of blind mice and, a month later, they were navigating around obstacles as easily as mice with no vision problems. They

New cause of retinitis pigmentosa is identified

Mistakes in “proofreading” the genetic code of retinal cells is the cause of retinitis pigmentosa (RP), new research has found. The research, which was published in Nature Communications, was led by Professor Majlinda Lako at Newcastle University. The study investigated how the

New cause of retinitis pigmentosa is identified

Mistakes in “proofreading” the genetic code of retinal cells is the cause of retinitis pigmentosa (RP), new research has found. The research, which was published in Nature Communications, was led by Professor Majlinda Lako at Newcastle University. The study investigated how the

Higher cholesterol levels linked with greater risk of glaucoma

Elevated levels of cholesterol has been linked with a higher risk of developing glaucoma in a new study published in JAMA Ophthalmology. The study involved data from 136,782 participants aged 40 and older. Across the group, 886 cases of primary open-angle

Higher cholesterol levels linked with greater risk of glaucoma

Elevated levels of cholesterol has been linked with a higher risk of developing glaucoma in a new study published in JAMA Ophthalmology. The study involved data from 136,782 participants aged 40 and older. Across the group, 886 cases of primary open-angle