Medical News Today: An introduction to eyes and how they work

The eyes are incredibly complex organs. In this article, we explain their anatomy, how they work, and describe some conditions that affect the eyes.
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Yet another gene therapy spinoff from Nationwide Children's Hospital has been acquired for $100 million. Celenex is developing a treatment for Batten Disease, a rare, fatal neurological condition that causes blindness and progressive loss of speech and movement. Children who inherit it typically don't live past age 12. The startup was acquired by Amicus Therapeutics Inc., a Cranbury, New Jersey-base d biotechnology company that focuses on rare metabolic disorders. Columbus-based Rev1 Ventures,…
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Cases of an eye infection called Acanthamoeba keratitis have tripled in southeast England since 2011, a new study found. For one in every four of people infected, the disease results in a loss of most of their vision or blindness, the research team said. It’s typically caused by poor contact lens hygiene.
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Drug giants Novartis, Bayer and Roche on Friday lost a bid to stop British doctors from recommending a cheaper drug option for people with an eye disease that causes blindness, the High Court in London ruled.
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Authors: Osmers J, Sorg M, Fischer A Abstract Motivation Glaucoma is currently the most common irreversible cause of blindness worldwide. A significant risk factor is an individually increased intraocular pressure (IOP). A precise measurement method is needed to determine the IOP in order to support the diagnosis of the disease and to monitor the outcome of the IOP reduction as a medical intervention. A handheld device is under development with which the patient can perform self-measurements outside the clinical environment. Method For the measurement principle of the self-tonometer the eye is acoustically excited ...
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The European Medicines Agency advisory panel voted Friday to recommend approval of Luxturna, a one-time gene therapy developed by Philadelphia-based Spark Therapeutics for an inherited eye disorder that leads to blindness if untreated. Luxturna received Food and Drug Administration approval in late 2017. The European Medicines Agency typically follows the removal of its advisory panels. If the treatment is approved in Europe, it would become the first gene therapy for a genetic disease approved…
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(University College London) A new outbreak of a rare but preventable eye infection that can cause blindness, has been identified in contact lens wearers in a new study led by UCL and Moorfields Eye Hospital researchers.The research team found a threefold increase in Acanthamoeba keratitis since 2011 in South-East England.
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We have collectively made remarkable strides in the care of very low birthweight infants, especially in the prevention of chronic lung disease, blindness, and brain injury. However, there is increasing recognition that wellness goes beyond just the absence of disease and disability. The World Health Organization defines wellness as “the realization of the fullest potential of an individual physically, psychologically, spiritually, and economically, and the fulfilment of one's role expectations in the family, community, place of worship, workplace and other settings” (Health Promot Int 2006;21:340-5).
Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: The Editors' Perspectives Source Type: research
ConclusionICA pseudoaneurysms in the sphenoid sinus are uncommon. To accurately identify ICA pseudoaneurysms, collaboration between otolaryngologists and imaging specialists is essential. On the other hand, both surgical and interventional treatments can achieve good results; therefore, otolaryngologists should enhance their cooperation with neurosurgery and intervention departments. Accurate diagnosis and rapid treatment are keys to managing ICA pseudoaneurysms.
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Hug shirts, smellphones, virtual tastes, bionic eyes and hearing aids doing translations – just a few keywords showing how technology will take human perception to a higher level in the future. Innovative healthcare solutions will go way beyond improving our senses when we experience problems, they will augment our capabilities and open new horizons for humanity. Let’s jump into the pool of details. How humans perceive the sensory cacophony called the world Car. Flower. Smartphone. Leaf. Shadow. Ponytail. Red Sweater. Monitor. Water. Coffee. Beeps. Sidney Bechet tunes. Bicycle. Laugh. Light breeze. Holiday mem...
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Conclusion Frequency of IOH is high in newborns with NE who underwent TH being independent from severity of MRS–MRI findings, aEEG pattern, and disturbed coagulation status. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
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