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Glaucoma breakthrough by UNMC research team published in journal Stem Cells

A University of Nebraska Medical Center researcher has discovered that a common form of glaucoma that strikes adults may have early origin. The discovery, which is detailed in the August 9 issue of the journals Stem Cells, could result in earlier diagnosis and treatment of the disease that is the second leading cause of irreversible

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$11.9 million from NIH funds glaucoma study

Researchers to evaluate effectiveness of earlier efforts to prevent, delay blinding eye disease by Jim Dryden•February 26, 2016 ROBERT BOSTON PHOTO Michael A. Kass, MD, will lead a nationwide study to determine whether efforts to prevent or delay the onset of glaucoma have been effective over the course of two decades. Researchers at Washington University

Drug-Releasing Contact Lens Effectively Treats Glaucoma

Red Orbit, by Ranjini Raghunath ~ December 10, 2013 A contact lens that slowly releases drugs into the eye to treat glaucoma has been developed by researchers at MIT, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The lenses provide a sort of ‘hands free’ alternative to medicated eye drops or more expensive treatments such as

Same musicians: brand new tune

May 14 2013 Stowers investigators discover how an unusual interplay of signaling pathways shapes a critical eye structure KANSAS CITY, MO—A small ensemble of musicians can produce an infinite number of melodies, harmonies and rhythms. So too, do a handful of workhorse signaling pathways that interact to construct multiple structures that comprise the vertebrate body.

Advances in Ophthalmology

  The Fox Center for Vision Restoration (a partnership between the UPMC Eye Center and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine) specializes in the five most common and important disease areas associated with vision loss.     January is glaucoma awareness month; over 2.7 million Americans, and over 60 million people worldwide, have glaucoma (vision

UNMC: Stem cell breakthrough builds hope for the blind

January 22, 2013 5:00 pm  •  By MARK ANDERSEN / Lincoln Journal Star Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center on Tuesday announced a significant step in adult stem cell research that could take science closer to cures for glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. A team led by Iqbal Ahmad, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences,

Stem Cell Injection ‘Reverses Glaucoma’

Saturday, March 12, 2011 By: Stephen Adams, The Telegraph, London People with glaucoma could receive a simple injection in the near future to halt -- or even reverse -- the eye condition. Scientists at Cambridge University believe the technique, which uses stem cells, could even cure blindness one day. They have already had success in