AI-supported test predicts eye disease three years before symptoms

IMAGE: DARC image (above) and corresponding OCT image slice (below) view more  Credit: Novai/UCL/Western Eye Hospital A pioneering new eye test, developed by scientists at UCL in collaboration with the Western Eye Hospital, London, may predict wet AMD, a leading cause of severe sight loss, three years before symptoms develop. Researchers hope their test could be […]

New insights about age-related macular degeneration could spur better treatments

BOSTON – “Wet” age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common causes of irreversible vision loss in the elderly, and it occurs when abnormal and leaky blood vessels form in the retina, in part due to inflammation. New research by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) reveals insights into potential drivers of the […]

Scientists develop new gene therapy for eye disease

IMAGE: A fluorescent microscope image with mitochondria highlighted in gold. This healthy cell shows a highly elaborate and well-connected network of mitochondria. view more  Credit: Professor Jane Farrar and Dr Daniel Maloney, Trinity College Dublin Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have developed a new gene therapy approach that offers promise for one day treating an eye […]

Monitoring glaucoma at home | EurekAlert! Science News

IMAGE: Dr Peter Campbell (left) with study participant, Graham Maynard (centre), holding the EyeCatcher glaucoma monitoring system, and Dr Lee Jones (right) at the City Sight clinic. view more  Credit: Crabb Lab, City, University of London Glaucoma is a chronic condition that affects cells at the back of the eye. It is the leading cause of […]