People who use reusable contact lenses rather than disposable daily lenses are four times more likely to develop Acanthamoeba keratitis, a corneal infection that can cause sight loss.
The loss of blood flow autoregulation caused by diabetes is the result of the disruption of the TRPV2 protein. Even in the absence of diabetes, disrupted blood flow autoregulation causes damage closely resembling that seen in diabetic retinopathy.
Super recognizers focus less on the eye region and distribute their gaze more evenly than typical viewers, extracting more information from other facial features.
Determining the structure of vitronectin, a protein implicated in age-related macular degeneration and some neurodegenerative disorders, and using pressure to alter the protein shape may help in the development of new treatments for AMD.
Images of food stimulate a newly discovered population of food-responsive neurons in the ventral visual stream. Researchers believe there may be an evolutionary reason for this neural population that may reflect the significance of food in human culture.
A new study reports that a new gene therapy shows promise in treating dry age-related macular degeneration. The gene therapy, ophNdi1, directly targets mitochondrial function that is malfunctioning in AMD.
7-MX, a caffeine metabolite, may help to slow the progression of myopia or short-sightedness in children.
Alzheimer's disease disrupts some forms of visual memory by degrading a newly identified brain circuit that connects the primary visual cortex of each hemisphere.
During the embryonic stage, tactile information simultaneously activated the tactile and visual neural pathways. After birth, the pathways separate and reorganize to allow for individual processing of visual and tactile information.