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Is glaucoma a brain disease? - 6/5/2014
Findings from a new study published in Translational Vision Science & Technology (TVST) show the brain, not the eye, controls the cellular process that leads to glaucoma. The results may help develop treatments for one of the world’s leading causes of irreversible blindness, as well as contribute to the development of future therapies for preserving brain function in other age-related disorders like Alzheimer’s.

Mieler begins term as ARVO president - 5/22/2014
William F. Mieler, MD, FARVO (University of Illinois at Chicago), is the new president of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). He succeeds Justine Smith, FRANZCO, PhD, FARVO (Flinders University), whose one-year term ended this month following the ARVO Annual Meeting.

Emerging trends and hot topics: Presented Thursday, May 8 at the ARVO Annual Meeting - 5/8/2014
In their own words, First Authors at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology explain their findings. Their abstracts were designated as some of the newest and most innovative research presented on Thursday, May 8.

New automated tool can screen for diabetic retinopathy - 5/8/2014
Scientists have developed a computer program to screen for diabetic retinopathy, a potentially blinding condition that may affect every person with diabetes. The research is being presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week.

Emerging trends and hot topics: Presented Wednesday, May 7 at the ARVO Annual Meeting - 5/7/2014
In their own words, First Authors at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology explain their findings. Their abstracts were designated as some of the newest and most innovative research presented on Wednesday, May 7. 

Non-invasive technique can identify genetic carriers of eye disease - 5/7/2014
Scientists have developed a non-invasive technique to determine if individuals carry a gene for an inherited eye disease known as retinitis pigmentosa. The research is being presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Orlando, Fla. 

Elevating brain fluid pressure could prevent vision loss - 5/7/2014
Scientists have found that pressure from the fluid surrounding the brain plays a role in maintaining proper eye function, opening a new direction for treating glaucoma — the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. The research is being presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Orlando, Fla. 

Study shows remote evaluation as effective as a doctor’s visit for AMD patients - 5/7/2014
Researchers have found that patients received similar care for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) whether being evaluated by a doctor in-person or remotely. The research is being presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Orlando, Fla. 

Researchers find new drug treatment for eye muscle condition - 5/7/2014
In another example of serendipity advancing scientific research, investigators have discovered a new class of drugs to treat an eye condition called nystagmus. The research is being presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Orlando, Fla.

Emerging Trends and hot topics: Presented Tuesday, May 6 at the ARVO Annual Meeting - 5/6/2014
In their own words, First Authors at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology explain their findings. Their abstracts were designated as some of the newest and most innovative research presented on Tuesday, May 6.

Patients with AMD may not need monthly injections - 5/6/2014
Researchers have found that, contrary to previous clinical trial findings, monthly injections to counteract age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may not be necessary. The research is being presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Orlando, Fla.

Emerging Trends and hot topics: Presented Monday, May 5 at the ARVO Annual Meeting - 5/5/2014
In their own words, First Authors at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology explain their findings. Their abstracts were designated as some of the newest and most innovative research presented on Monday, May 5.

Simulated model of eye's 3D structure facilitates stem cells transplant - 5/5/2014
Scientists have developed a model that mimics the complex structure of the cornea to enable the transplant of healthy corneal stem cells. The research is being presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Orlando Fla.

Cataract surgery decreases risk of falls in older patients - 5/5/2014
New research finds that cataract surgery dramatically decreases the number of falls individuals suffer due to poor vision. The research is being presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Orlando, Fla. 

First reversible glue bandage could save injured soldiers' vision - 5/5/2014
Scientists have developed the first reversible glue that could be used on the battlefield to treat eye injuries, potentially saving soldiers’ vision. The research is being presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Orlando, Fla.

New gel-based eye fluid aids post-operative healing - 5/5/2014
In an effort to avoid serious side effects suffered after surgery to repair retinal detachment, vision scientists have developed a new product to help stabilize the eye while it heals. The research is being presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Orlando, Fla.

Scientists convert stem cells to eye tissue: Research could restore sight in patients - 5/5/2014
In two separate studies, scientists have developed methods to convert non-embryonic stem cells into eye cells that could be used to restore sight. The research is being presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Orlando.

Gene therapy used to preserve sight in patients - 5/5/2014
In two separate studies, vision scientists have developed healthy genes to prevent blinding diseases that stem from genetic defects. The research is being presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Orlando, Fla.

Emerging Trends and hot topics: Presented Sunday, May 4 at the ARVO Annual Meeting - 5/4/2014
In their own words, First Authors at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology explain their findings. Their abstracts were designated as some of the newest and most innovative research presented on Sunday, May 4.

ARVO creates new grant to help authors with publishing fees - 5/2/2014
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), with the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research, has established a new grant that will provide funding to help authors publish their findings in one of ARVO’s scientific journals: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS), Journal of Vision (JOV) and Translational Vision Science & Technology (TVST).

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