Study reveals structural changes of connectivity in the thalamus to other brain areas in those with congenital blindness, providing evidence of brain plasticity. The areas of the thalamus that connect with the occipital lobe in those with blindness are weaker and smaller, giving space to connections in the temporal cortex which are strengthened.
Researchers identified a small molecule capable of stimulating nerve regeneration and restoring vision following injury to the optic nerve.
Study uncovers new genetic risk factors for age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss in adults.
Even while using visual aids such as glasses or contact lenses, 28% of people over the age of 71 report visual impairments and poor eyesight.
Newly developed smart contact lenses can help detect glaucoma at its earliest stages, researchers report.
Study demonstrates two different types of deposits in the retina that appear to contribute to age-related macular degeneration.
More severe COVID-19 outcomes associated with age-related macular degeneration likely arise from a genetic predisposition in addition to higher levels of Pdgf in blood serum.
Those who suffer from dry eye disease are at greater risk of suffering injuries to their corneas. Researchers report proteins produced by stem cells that regenerate the cornea could be targeted to treat or prevent such injuries.
Using patients' stem cells, researchers used 3D bioprinting to create and produce eye tissue. The advance could provide an unending supply of tissue to study, and ultimately cure retinal diseases and age-related macular degeneration.