Novel artificial intelligence software can provide a precise assessment of the progression of geographic atrophy. The technology can also determine the integrity of photoreceptors and detect progressive degenerative changes beyond the main lessons associated with GA.
Following a Mediterranean diet with greater adherence was linked to the lowest risk of cognitive impairment. High fish and vegetable consumption appeared to have the greatest protective effect against cognitive decline.
The gene Elovl2 appears to play a significant role in age-associated functional and anatomical aging in mouse retinas. The finding has direct implications for age-related eye diseases, such as macular degeneration. When the expression of the gene was boosted, age-related visual function improved.
A newly designed set of 'smart glasses' could help to correct the vision of millions of people with age-related presbyopia. The autofocals work much like the eyes and include eye tracking sensors which enable to triangulate where a person is looking and determine the precise distance of the object.
Researchers say 1 in 10 older adults have participated in genetic testing, but far more have an interest in getting their DNA analyzed. However, two thirds of those polled say genetic testing could lead them to worry more about their future health.
A new study reveals a considerable link between three common eye diseases and an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Researchers believe their findings could help physicians better detect those at risk of developing dementia.
CRISPR gene editing has allowed researchers to prevent angiogenesis of the retina occurring in mice. Researchers say the new technology could help prevent vision loss in those with retinal diseases.