Suit that mimics life at age 85 has no creases, just creaks

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (Reuters) - With the push of a button, a perfectly healthy 34-year-old museum-goer named Ugo Dumont was transformed into a confused 85-year-old man with cataracts, glaucoma and a ringing in his ears known as tinnitus.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

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Stress can bring on or worsen vision problems and even lead to blindness because of conditions like glaucoma and diabetes, according to research by Magdeburg University in Germany.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Leal I, Sousa DC, Costa J, Vaz-Carneiro A Abstract Non-infectious uveitis is a heterogeneous collection of inflammatory eye diseases and is one of the most important causes of blindness among active adults in developed countries. Inflammation control is crucial in the prevention of ocular structural and functional damage. Regarding acute inflammatory control, corticosteroids are the mainstay of treatment. Several types of intra-ocular corticosteroids have been used with the aim of enhanced efficacy compared to their topical or peri-ocular administration, while minimizing its adverse effects&...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research
Conclusion: Intervention of cZNF609 expression is a promising therapeutic strategy for retinal neurodegeneration.
Source: Theranostics - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Conclusion As no significant difference in aqueous humor concentration of selenium was detected between open-angle glaucoma and controls, however, quantile analysis showed differences in quantiles levels for different age ranges in open-angle glaucoma patients, the trace element selenium seemed to be linked to glaucoma disease, yet not in a major role.
Source: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
In this study, we evaluated the effects of ripasudil, a ROCK inhibitor, on a murine RVO model. In vivo, RVO was induced by retinal vein laser irradiation in mice, and evaluated with ripasudil. In vitro, the effects of ripasudil were examined on tight junction protein integrity in human retinal microvascular endothelial cells (HRMECs). Moreover, we investigated the expression level of the phosphorylated myosin phosphatase target protein (MYPT)-1 after administration of ripasudil. Ripasudil significantly prevented deterioration, such as retinal edema, reduced the size of the nonperfusion area, and improved retinal blood flow...
Source: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusion: This case illustrates that prolonged survival and preservation of useful visual acuity is possible in BDUMP. Cataract surgery should be considered in selected patients, and depigmentation of the lesions may occur during long-term follow-up.Ocul Oncol Pathol
Source: Ocular Oncology and Pathology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
At a time when Charlie Kelman was very controversial and in the face of great institutional distrust, the American Journal of Ophthalmology went out on a limb and published this landmark paper that changed the entire nature of cataract surgery. It may have taken decades to gain broad acceptance, however, the very basis of present day cataract surgery can be laid at the door of this paper. At the time surgery was all inpatient for days with limitations like no leaning over below the waist or lifting anything heavier than a small book for 3-4 months at which time coke bottle aphakic spectacles or contact lenses for the adventurous were fitted.
Source: American Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
This paper describes a method of dissolving, emulsifying and aspirating a mature cataract through a two to three mm incision. Until now, only congenital cataracts could be aspirated because of the semifluid consistency of the lens. For the past four years, I have concerned myself with the possibility of transforming the mature cataract into a solution or an emulsion, thereby making aspiration possible.
Source: American Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Landmark reprint Source Type: research
(University of Houston) With $765,000 from the National Institutes of Health, University of Houston College of Optometry biomedical engineer Vijaykrishna Raghunathan is working towards a pharmaceutical cure for the irreversible disease Glaucoma.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
AbstractAn endolymphatic sac tumor (ELST) is a rare, indolent but locally aggressive tumor arising in the posterior petrous ridge. Patients present with sensorineural hearing loss and tinnitus. As the tumor progresses, patients may experience vertigo, ataxia, facial nerve paresis, pain and otorrhea. Most patients present in their 4th or 5th decade with a wide age range. Patients with von Hippel –Lindau disease have an increased likelihood of developing ELST. Histologically, ELST is a low-grade adenocarcinoma. As it progresses, it destroys bone and extends into adjacent tissues. The likelihood of regional or distant m...
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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