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New Laser Techniques cure degeneration of the eye

...erapy, which has a lower risk rate of damaging the retinal tissue. This is a two-step process, a combination of a drug and brief exposure to a laser. This therapy is not a total cure, but it halts the progression of the disease. This treatment is quite expensive, since it requires trained skills. Doctors f...

Blocked viens block eye sight

"Occlusions in the retinal vein could not only make you loose your sight but ...n the retina die due to lack of oxygen. Once the retinal cells begin to loose life, they release growth factors to encourage new veins to grow - but they gro...

A treatment for blindness

...atment. Results after 10 years showed that total retinal detachments continued to occur in untreated eyes throughout the follow-up period, increasing from 38.6 percent when the children were 5.5 years old to 41.4 percent by the time they were 10 years old. Treated eyes remained stable at 22 percent. In add...

Silicon eye implants

...ned to be implanted in three people suffreing from retinal damage.This project is planned by doctors at Illinois.Ophthalmologist Alan Chow, the co-inventor of the device, who had already done this work an year back over three people who had lost their vision due// to a hereditory condition called retinitis ...

Cure for blindness

...t the University of Texas, have transplanted human retinal cells into rats born with a predisposition to blin...n. This is an important step on the way to using retinal transplant to restore sight in people. It might be applicable to those with retinal diseases like ag...

Genes for Vision discovered

...e full set of photoreceptor genes expressed int he retinal cells, which was made in mice, could also lead to ... was cut by 100-fold. People at risk for inherited retinal disease - estimated to be one person in 2000 - could be screened for these mutants. The newly identi...

Broccoli's role against cancer

...A and killing cells, eventually leading to cancer, retinal degeneration, atherosclerosis and other ocnditions unless they are neutralised. According to the investigators it turns out that sulphoraphane’s anti-cancer properties and its indirect anti-oxidant effects are both due to its ability to make cells ...

Microchip gives blind a chance of sight

...he implant works for eye diseases in which healthy retinal neurons remain intact after they lose use of the eye’s photoreceptors.// These receptors convert images into electric impulses. Researchers reported that tests show faces can be recognised and words in large type can be read. Human tests started rece...

Microchip gives blind a chance of sight

...he implant works for eye diseases in which healthy retinal neurons remain intact after they lose use of the eye’s photoreceptors. These receptors convert images into electric impulses. Researchers reported that tests show faces can be recognised and words in large type can be read. Human tests started recent...

Artificial silicon retina

...ned to be implanted in three people suffreing from retinal damage.This project is planned by doctors at Illinois.//Ophthalmologist Alan Chow, the co-inventor of the device, who had already done this work an year back over three people who had lost their vision due to a hereditory condition called retinitis ...

Cell transplants used to fend off Parkinson's symptoms

...y up to 60% using this procedure. Watts implanted retinal pigment epithelial cells, which are grown by the m... progresses. This is the first human intracerebral retinal cell implantation study in the world and we are encouraged by the results so far. In the implantati...

Fast screening for macular degeneration

... In Raman scattering, the spatial distribution of retinal pigment can be imaged. Any abnormal patterns, whic...ening. Information of the individual variations in retinal eye pigment patterns could lead to new insights into AMD....

Detering memory problems

...nd 1999. At the fourth visit, the participants had retinal photographs taken to evaluate for microvascular ab...re more likely to have pathological changes in the retinal vessels, which may be a reflection of similar pathological changes in the brain."...

Nightlights could ward diabetic blindness

...ination during the hours of darkness might prevent retinal damage in diabetes. One of the major complications of diabetes is a form of blindness called diabetic retinopathy. This results from damage to the retina //- the layer of tissue at the back of the eye which responds to light.In diabetes, the blood su...

Benign eye tumors being treated

...ular choroidal hemangiomas, which involved serious retinal detachments. Intraocular choroidal hemangiomas are benign tumors, which can cause symptoms due to their location, growth, and the accumulation of fluid in the eye. Doctors generally don't treat the tumors unless the problems lead to vision loss or a...

Airbags lessens oppressive eye injuries

... serious injuries such as optical nerve damage and retinal detachment. The researchers found that 3.5 per cent of those involved in an accident where an airbag was deployed had an eye injury, compared to two per cent where an airbag was not involved. In fact, 25 per cent of all eye injuries occurred among ...

Macular Degeneration treatment with Laser

...takes just 15 minutes, involves gently heating the retinal pigment// epithelium, the tissue that contains har...ts called drusen. This heating and damaging of the retinal pigment epithelium causes the body to come in and do some repair work and, at the same time, some of...

Gene linked to 'Missing Eye' condition in newborns

...ts with other degenerative eye conditions, such as retinal and macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma....

Blindness can be stopped with drug for acne treatment

... all-trans-retinaldehyde, a vision byproduct, from retinal rods and cones. Rods and cones are supported by retinal-pigmented epithelium (RPE), a layer of cells near the retina. The accumulation of toxic pigments, or lipofuscin// results in the deterioration of the RPE leading to loss of rods and cones and su...

Different Sun Rays, Different Damage

...ng salons, also increase the risk of cataracts and retinal damage. Although experts still believe UVB is responsible for much of the skin damage caused by sunlight -- especially sunburn -- UVA may be an important factor in other types of sun damage, including photo aging and the development of skin cancers. ...

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