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Today’s Solutions: July 13, 2024

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Gene therapy could help millions of glaucoma patients

Novel gene therapy has been developed as a treatment option for glaucoma sufferers thanks to a collaboration between Exhaura Limited and Trinity College Dublin. About 80 million individuals throughout the world suffer from glaucoma, an eye illness that can cause permanent blindness if left Read More...

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This contact lens releases glaucoma medication

While it is treatable, glaucoma remains a serious eye disease that can damage the optic nerve and lead to blindness if left untreated. Open-angle glaucoma is the most common form of the disease, and research indicates that it affects 10 percent of those over 75.  Researchers from China have Read More...

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Fractals: why your brain prefers nature over cities

You’re probably very aware at this point that it’s healthy for you to spend more time outside. While we’ve certainly written about it a great deal, scientists keep unveiling new findings about the relationship between lower stress and nature.  For instance, new research from the Read More...

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Gene-therapy could treat leading cause of blindness

Throughout the past decade, it seems like science is getting closer to the reality of gene therapy. Here at The Optimist Daily, we’ve reported on a number of potential uses for the practice, including; curing blindness, reducing obesity, ending malaria, allowing cross species organ transplants, Read More...

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Scientists use algae proteins to partially restore vision of blind man

Retinitis pigmentosa — a disease that progressively destroys light-sensing cells on the surface of the retina — is one of the most common causes of blindness in young people, affecting about one in 4,000 people worldwide. Though there’s no cure for this genetic disorder, scientists are Read More...

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These FDA-approved eyedrops offer an alternative to reading glasses

Glasses be gone! The first FDA-approved eye drops that clear up age-related blurry near vision (presbyopia) have been introduced to the market in the US, which means that the estimated 128 million Americans affected by the common condition of presbyopia now have an alternative to reading Read More...

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Implanted electrodes could offer improved vision for 148 million blind people

Berna Gómez is a former teacher who has been blind for 16 years. She recently regained enough vision to see letters and objects thanks to the successful implantation of a microelectrode array into her visual cortex. Implanting electrodes into the visual cortex has long been a dream of Read More...

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6 Foods for eye health that aren’t carrots

These days, many of us spend a lot of time straining our eyes by staring at screens. Unfortunately, cutting back on screen time may be difficult, especially if work demands that we work on our digital devices. Luckily, we can also support our eyes by eating foods that are scientifically linked Read More...

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How to keep an eye on your eye health

As we age, we can become more vulnerable to developing age-related eye conditions, diseases, and vision loss. The best way to stave off, or better yet, prevent deterioration of your eye health (other than to have regular eye exams) is to take proper care of your eyes now. Here are some ways you can Read More...

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Spanish parents invent high-tech augmented reality glasses to help son see

Impaired vision makes it hard to do everyday activities, and although it can’t be fixed with glasses, contact lenses, or other standard treatments, one recent breakthrough may help those suffering from untreatable vision problems better perceive their surroundings. The helpful device was Read More...