Glaucoma

Scientist Have Accidentally Developed A Drug That Prevents Weight Gain

Imagine a world with plastic free oceans, world peace, and the ability to eat all the peanut butter humanly possible, without gaining weight. The …

World Peace

Vision loss in glaucoma may be due to immune response

In glaucoma, pressure builds up inside the eye and damages the optic nerve, which leads to vision loss. However, scientists note that even in some …

Medical Research

CEO of Aerie Pharmaceuticals provides a brief company overview at OIS meeting

Vince Anido, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc., provides an update on the company's glaucoma drugs at the …

Ophthalmology

Red & Sam, Bloodhound & Basset Hound (5 & 9 y/o), Main St., Beacon, NY • “Red is scared of thunder and lightning. Sam has been blind for three years – he had glaucoma and had both eyes removed for...

Red & Sam, Bloodhound & Basset Hound (5 & 9 y/o), Main St., Beacon, NY • “Red is scared of thunder and lightning. Sam has been blind for three years …

Pets

Scientists Accidentally Discover Drug that Prevents Weight Gain

The study was in mice — but what if it could eventually help humans?<p>Glaucoma drugs have been shown to prevent weight gain in mice, according to a new study.<br>• The medication works by blocking a protein that typically allows the gut to absorb fat.<br>• After eight weeks, mice that received the medication …

For Men

MIT research points to autoimmune disease as the cause of glaucoma

An exciting breakthrough from a team of researchers MIT and Massachusetts Eye and Ear has revealed a new hypothesis behind the cause of glaucoma, a …

Medical Research

BLOG: Safe, short-term steroid use for dry eye flares

Dry eye is chronic and progressive, but one aspect of the disease we sometimes overlook is that it is also episodic. Treatments such as thermal …

Ophthalmology

Eyenovia’s EYN PG21 Trial Evaluating High-Precision Microdose of Latanoprost Demonstrates Robust Intraocular Pressure Lowering and Patient Usability

Positive results validate Eyenovia’s piezo-print technology for topical eye treatment as Company prepares for Phase III trials in progressive myopia, …

Ophthalmology

Scientists Accidentally Create Treatment That May Stop Obesity

<b>Follow CBSPHILLY</b> Facebook Twitter<b>NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBS Local) –</b> A failed experiment may have accidentally created a new treatment that could allow …

Particles

ME & MY OPERATION: The tap in the eye that could stop glaucoma patients from losing their sight

THE PATIENT<p>During a routine annual eye test when I was 58, the optician spotted that the pressure in both my eyes was much higher than it should have …

Health (UK)

Ivantis Announces FDA Approval for Its Innovative Hydrus® Microstent Device for Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ivantis, a company dedicated to developing new and innovative solutions for glaucoma, announced today …

Medicine

Technology To ‘Turn Off’ Genes Responsible For Trans Fats Exists. But Is It Ready For Prime-Time?

When it comes to altering genes in the food we eat, some experts want to tread carefully while others want to embrace the healthier food. In other …

Mental Health

Scientists Find Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease And Degenerative Eye Diseases

A new study led by the University of Washington School of Medicine suggests that there might be a link between three types of degenerative eye …

Dementia

6 Ways to Improve and Protect Your Vision

We all know how important vision is for remaining independent and enjoying the simple pleasures in life, like a colorful sunset or a grandchild's …

Middle East

Autoimmune response drives neurodegeneration in glaucoma

A research team from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has shown that immune cells in the eye that developed in …

Medicine

Advanced low-vision aid can help around 6 mn people in India: Expert

Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) Almost nine million people in India are now visually impaired, which is the highest number over the past two decades, but six …

North Carolina

Volume 32 Issue 8, August 2018

• Previous Issue |<br>• Volume 32<p>Comment<p>Comment | 14 May 2018<p>Eponymous women in ophthalmology: syndromes with prominent eye manifestations named after female …

Neurology

Glaucoma may be a curable autoimmune disease, say scientists

Glaucoma, the blinding condition which affects nearly 500,000 people in Britain, may be an autoimmune disease which could be cured, scientists believe.<p>The common eye problem was thought to occur when fluid builds up in the eye, crushing the optic nerve and causing irreversible damage to the …

Medical Research

Commensal microflora-induced T cell responses mediate progressive neurodegeneration in glaucoma

Article |<p>Open | Published: 10 August 2018<p><i>Nature Communications</i><b>volume 9</b>, Article number: 3209 (2018) | Download Citation<p>Abstract<p>Glaucoma is the most …

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Finally! Scientists accidentally discover a drug that could let you eat as much as you want without gaining ANY weight

Scientists have accidentally found a way to create a pill that would let you eat excessive amounts of fat without gaining weight.<p>The team at Yale …

Health (UK)

The “Curse” of the Fellow Eye in Glaucoma

Bilateral glaucomatous damage has a worse effect on a patient’s quality of life than unilateral damage. The Salisbury Eye Evaluation project found …

Ophthalmology

Glaucoma may be an autoimmune disease: Unexpected findings show that the body's own immune system destroys retinal cells

Unexpected findings show that the body's own immune system destroys retinal cells<p>A new study finds glaucoma may be an autoimmune disorder, mediated …

Medical Research

Astellas buys gene therapy company Quethera

<b>Astellas Pharma</b> has acquired UK-based<b> Quethera</b>, a gene therapy company. According to terms of the deal, Astellas may pay up to 85 million pounds to …

University of Cambridge

Astellas acquires UK-based gene therapy developer for up to £85M

Astellas Pharma (OTCPK:ALPMF) acquires privately held Cambridge, UK-based Quethera Limited, a developer of gene therapies to treat diseases of the …

Business

Metabolomic changes in the mouse retina after optic nerve injury

Article |<p>Open | Published: 09 August 2018<p><i>Scientific Reports</i><b>volume 8</b>, Article number: 11930 (2018) | Download Citation<p>Abstract<p>In glaucoma, although …

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Thanks To New Laws, VeggieTales Finally Introduces New Cannabis Character

GLENDALE, CA—VeggieTales creators are celebrating the legalization of recreational cannabis use with a new character, Cannabis Carl. The character is …

Cannabis

Glaucoma drug stops weight gain even on a high-fat diet, study shows

A drug used to treat the eye condition glaucoma could be part of the recipe to gorging on fatty foods without gaining weight, a new study has …

University of California

'Fat' Mouse Test Failure Yields New Obesity Clue

THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A failed attempt to create extremely obese mice have led researchers to discover a possible new way to …

Diabetes

Roy Forbes plays CBC Musical Nooners on August 9

Vancouver's folk icon Roy Forbes shares his upcoming tracks to CBC Musical Nooners stage on Thursday, August 9th. The concert begins at 12 p.m. and …

British Columbia

New glaucoma treatment trailed in Manchester

Patients at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (MREH) are the first in the UK to test a new glaucoma treatment.<p>The eyeWatch is a new fully adjustable …

Optometry