Thirty-six percent of Hispanic families in the U.S. with a common form of retinitis pigmentosa got the disease because they carry a mutation of the arrestin-1 gene, according to a new study from researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health.
A UCL-led research team has successfully used magnets implanted behind a person's eyes to treat nystagmus, a condition characterized by involuntary eye movements.
Harvard Medical School researchers have now provided the first insight into the perplexing question of how humans developed their daytime vision.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a major cause of severe visual impairment in older populations and is characterized by progressive destruction of the retinal pigment epithelial cells and photoreceptors due to low-grade inflammation, ischemia and oxidative stress. Studies show evidence that carotenoids and antioxidants derived either from the diet or from supplements may significantly reduce the risk of visual loss in these patients.
A new paper describes the objective and effective use of I-Portal® technology to test and monitor mTBI patients over time. The authors conclude the testing paradigm will allow investigators to institute better treatments and provide more accurate return to activity advice. Six measures from five tests were found to classify the control and mTBI patients with extremely high sensitivity and specificity.
A new type of 3-D display could solve the long-standing problem eye fatigue when using VR and AR equipment by greatly improving the viewing comfort of these wearable devices.
Researchers can look into your eyes to determine whether you're getting your lutein, a pigment found in green leafy vegetables that is known to accumulate in the brain. Two new studies find that children with higher lutein levels in the eye tend to do better than others on tests of cognition and academic achievement, even after accounting for other factors known to influence academic performance such as IQ, gender, body composition and physical fitness.
A new study suggests that most people with acute conjunctivitis, or pink eye, are getting the wrong treatment.
Haute couture can be credited for enhancing more than catwalks and red carpets. New research from the University of California, Berkeley suggests that the 3D or 'stereoscopic' vision of dressmakers is as sharp as their needles.
Animal behavior experts at the University of Nottingham have developed a new tool which can be used to predict a young dog's likelihood of successfully completing guide dog training.