Topical losartan potentially can help reverse corneal scarring fibrosis caused by disease, injury and surgical complications. More clinical trials are needed to evaluate its efficacy and safety. The pioneering investigator, Steven E. Wilson, MD, offers guidance.Read More
Restoring the Retina: How to Regenerate Photoreceptors in Inherited Retinal Dystrophy
A study involving a zebrafish model of inherited retinal dystrophy finds that photoreceptors can regenerate when the notch3 gene is inhibited. In addition, immunosuppression can prevent the loss of photoreceptors.
Amblyopia: Eye Movement Recordings Enhance Understanding of Visual Deficits
Even when their vision is 20/20, patients with amblyopia (lazy eye) frequently have problems with depth perception and interocular suppression. Eye movement recordings can help clinicians better understand these visual deficits.
3D Viewing System Improves Surgical-Field-Based Visualization of iOCT Data
A study presented at ARVO 2022 is among the first to evaluate the benefits of intraoperative OCT integrated with a 3D heads-up display.
More Gene Therapy Options Available for Inherited Retinal Diseases
Genetic testing for inherited retinal diseases like retinitis pigmentosa can identify candidates for gene therapy, including new investigational treatments.
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Groundbreaking: New Approach to Eye Care Leads to Cole Eye Institute Expansion
The Cole Eye Institute has begun a 150,000-square-foot expansion plus a 130,000-square-foot renovation of its current building on Cleveland Clinic’s main campus. The introduction of an eye express care clinic and access to ophthalmic imaging in each clinical exam area are among the changes anticipated.
Nine NIH R01 and Equivalent Grants Help Cleveland Clinic Researchers Advance Cornea Care
Cleveland Clinic currently has nine NIH R01 or equivalent grants funding corneal research, among the most of any ophthalmology program in the U.S. This article highlights the latest findings.
Elegant Procedure Preserves Teen’s Vision and Self-Confidence
Novel surgical procedure used to safely remove growing lesion on teen’s iris.
When to Suspect and How to Diagnose Uveal Melanoma (Podcast)
Uveal melanoma, with its characteristic features on clinical exam and imaging, can be diagnosed with more than 99% accuracy, typically without a biopsy. Arun Singh, MD, Director of Ophthalmic Oncology at the Cole Eye Institute, explains more about this rare eye cancer in a Cancer Advances podcast.
Corneal Epithelial Thickness Mapping May Change Patients’ Eligibility for Refractive Surgery
Researchers find that using corneal epithelial thickness mapping changed some patients’ eligibility for refractive surgery. Their study reports that 11% of those originally deemed ineligible for LASIK are now candidates.
Home Tonometry Reveals Pressure Spikes Not Detected at Office Visits
Glaucoma specialist Shalini Sood-Mendiratta, MD, has begun lending home tonometry units to her patients. At-home monitoring can reveal pressure fluctuations not evident at office visits.