Technique That Determines 'Eye Age' Could Lead To Precision Treatments

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Oct, 2023
by Alex Muller

Targeting both aging and disease cells could make treatment more effective because the two act separately but simultaneously to cause eye damage, the researchers say.

Vision Restored In Animal Models Thanks To a Refined CRISPR System

Posted in Science on 19th Mar, 2023
by Alex Muller

While it only affects about 1 in 5,000 people worldwide, retinitis pigmentosa is the most commonly inherited disease of the retina, so research seeking a cure across a variety of modalities is ongoing.

AI Uses a Scan of Your Retina to Predict Your Risk of Heart Disease

Posted in Medicine, Science, Software on 27th Oct, 2022
by Alex Muller

"AI-enabled vasculometry risk prediction is fully automated, low cost, non-invasive, and has the potential for reaching a higher proportion of the population in the community because of 'high street' availability and because blood sampling or are not needed."

Bioengineered Corneas Gave 14 Blind People Their Sight Back

Posted in Medicine on 26th Aug, 2022
by Alex Muller

The implant caused their corneas to return to normal thickness and curvature, and the 14 participants who were blind before the operation had their vision restored.

Drug-delivering contact lens approved for use in the US

Posted in Medicine, Science on 3rd Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

The contact lens is loaded with 19 micrograms of the common antihistamine ketotifen. This built-in allergy medication is slowly released, beginning to act on itchy eyes within minutes, and is said to offer long-lasting relief for up to 12 hours.