Navigation Links
Low birth weight could be a risk factor for age-related vision loss: UAlberta medical research
Date:6/12/2013

Medical researchers at the University of Alberta recently published their findings that rats with restricted growth in the womb, causing low birth weights when born, were most susceptible to developing age-related vision loss, compared to their normal weight counterparts. The research team members say additional work needs to be done to see if this same link exists in people, and if it does, doctors will need to better monitor vision concerns in adults who were born with a low birth weight.

"The consequence of our findings is that we are providing evidence for the need for clinicians to log birth weights of their patients when assessing health," says Yves Sauv, the lead Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry researcher on the team.

"Most age-related eye diseases fall in the category of complex diseases, meaning that many factors can compound the severity of the risk, and birth weight could be one of those factors. Our finding points to the need to pursue more studies on the potential link between low birth weights at term and the risk of developing age-related vision losses."

Not only did the lab models have overall poorer vision as they aged, they specifically had poorer night vision, noted Sauv and his colleagues. It is normal for night vision to be slightly affected with age, but night vision loss was worse as these lab models aged.


'/>"/>

Contact: Raquel Maurier
rmaurier@ualberta.ca
780-492-5986
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. SSRI Birth Defect Lawsuit Allegations Now Being Accepted by Resource4thePeople
2. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Celebrates the Birth of Its 1,000th Fetal Surgery Patient
3. Learning ZoneXpress Celebrates MyPlate's Birthday with New Active MyPlate Posters
4. U.S. Teen Birth Rate Plummets: Report
5. Personal Injury Law Firm Releases Graphic with the Latest Information on Antidepressants and a Possible Risk of Birth Defects
6. New State Teen Birth Data Released; Declines in 48 States from 2007 through 2011 - A Statement from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
7. New multi-million dollar research center aims to solve the mystery of premature birth
8. Alleged Zoloft Birth Defects Lawsuits Report from Resource4thePeople: Federal Judge Schedules Important Status Conference
9. From the Birthplace of Tai Chi to South Florida (Delray Beach)
10. Researchers Pinpoint Cause of Port-Wine Stain Birthmarks
11. Mobile health app developed at UCLA simplifies process of choosing birth control method
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/20/2017)... Houston, Texas (PRWEB) , ... July 20, 2017 ... ... and litigation law firm headquartered in Houston, is pleased to announce their expansion ... decades of affordable housing experience, directors Alysse Hollis and Ronald Bell, and of ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... ... Team Type 1 Foundation, a nonprofit organization pursuing a global mission of ... up with a Microsoft Corp. employee-led hackathon team for the 2017 Microsoft One Week ... Type 1’s mission overlaps seamlessly with Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and every ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... 20, 2017 , ... Girl Up Campaign Director, Melissa Kilby, ... in support of providing girls access to education in refugee settings. In May, Congressman ... Girls’ Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings Act.” Yesterday, companion legislation was introduced ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... Lake, Wisconsin (PRWEB) , ... July 20, 2017 ... ... release of two products that further expand its existing adherence automation lines. The ... solutions that mirror the advanced technology of TCG’s standard products, but at a ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... July 20, 2017 , ... With ... 2014, top travel insurance solution company VisitorsCoverage Inc. has launched TMQuotes, a new ... international travel insurance products online, under their own brand. The online marketplace bridges ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/10/2017)... 10, 2017  The tenth annual BioPharm America™ ... at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, September 26–27. ... to global decision makers and innovative biotech startup companies. ... leaders during two impactful days. BioPharm America is now ... additional networking opportunities with 4,500+ life science industry influencers ...
(Date:7/5/2017)... 2017 Wolfmet 3D  printed tungsten collimator manufactured by M&I ... manufacturing combine to progress molecular radiotherapy imaging. In ... unable to accurately quantify the radiation absorbed by those patients ... success of this radiotherapy treatment has been available — that ... ...
(Date:7/5/2017)... 5, 2017   BioLife Solutions , Inc. (NASDAQ: ... marketer of proprietary clinical grade cell and tissue ... ("BioLife"), today announced that it has reached an agreement ... largest shareholder, to modify its existing credit facility effective ... modification, WAVI agreed to exchange its existing $4.25 million ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: