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Drug may slow spread of deadly eye cancer

Drug may slow spread of deadly eye cancer

ScienceDaily (Nov. 28, 2011) — A drug commonly used to treat seizures appears to make eye tumors less likely to grow if they spread to other parts of the body, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Continue reading

Researchers identify a genetic mutation associated with high risk of age-related macular degeneration

Researchers identify a genetic mutation associated with high risk of age-related macular degeneration

ScienceDaily (Oct. 24, 2011) — Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe visual loss among the elderly. Continue reading

Steroids could help heal some corneal ulcers, study finds

Steroids could help heal some corneal ulcers, study finds

ScienceDaily (Oct. 18, 2011) — A UCSF study gives hope to those suffering from severe cases of bacterial corneal ulcers, which can lead to blindness if left untreated. The use of topical corticosteroids in a randomized controlled trial was found to be neither beneficial nor harmful in the overall patient population in the study Continue reading

Corticosteroid treatment not associated with improvement in vision after bacterial corneal ulcers, studies find

Corticosteroid treatment not associated with improvement in vision after bacterial corneal ulcers, studies find

ScienceDaily (Oct. 10, 2011) — Topical corticosteroids do not appear to be effective for improving visual acuity (sharpness of vision) in patients with bacterial corneal ulcers, according to two reports published Online First by Archives of Ophthalmology , one of the JAMA / Archives journals. Continue reading

Corticosteroid treatment not associated with improvement in vision after bacterial corneal ulcers, studies find

Corticosteroid treatment not associated with improvement in vision after bacterial corneal ulcers, studies find

ScienceDaily (Oct. 10, 2011) — Topical corticosteroids do not appear to be effective for improving visual acuity (sharpness of vision) in patients with bacterial corneal ulcers, according to two reports published Online First by Archives of Ophthalmology , one of the JAMA / Archives journals. Continue reading

Protein found in heart may be target for colon cancer therapies

Protein found in heart may be target for colon cancer therapies

ScienceDaily (Sep. 13, 2011) — A protein critical in heart development may also play a part in colon cancer progression Continue reading

Repeated use of ophthalmic antibiotics among patients undergoing intraocular injection therapy linked to antimicrobial resistance

Repeated use of ophthalmic antibiotics among patients undergoing intraocular injection therapy linked to antimicrobial resistance

ScienceDaily (Sep. 12, 2011) — Repeated exposure of the eye to ophthalmic antibiotics appears to be associated with the emergence of resistant strains of microbes among patients undergoing intraocular injection therapy for neovascular retinal disease, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals Continue reading

Repeated use of ophthalmic antibiotics among patients undergoing intraocular injection therapy linked to antimicrobial resistance

Repeated use of ophthalmic antibiotics among patients undergoing intraocular injection therapy linked to antimicrobial resistance

ScienceDaily (Sep. 12, 2011) — Repeated exposure of the eye to ophthalmic antibiotics appears to be associated with the emergence of resistant strains of microbes among patients undergoing intraocular injection therapy for neovascular retinal disease, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Continue reading

New genetic cause of blinding eye disease

New genetic cause of blinding eye disease

ScienceDaily (Aug. Continue reading

More frequent visual field testing may lead to earlier detection of glaucoma progression

More frequent visual field testing may lead to earlier detection of glaucoma progression

ScienceDaily (Aug. 8, 2011) — In patients with glaucoma, frequent visual field testing may be associated with earlier detection of the condition’s progression, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals Continue reading