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Mediterranean Diet May Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

The Mediterranean diet may protect against diabetic retinopathy, according to a study published in Diabetes Care. Andrés Díaz-López, from Rovira i Virgili University in Reus, Spain, and colleagues conducted a post hoc analysis of a cohort of patients with type 2 diabetes participating in the PREvención con DIeta MEDiterránea (PREDIMED) study. Patients with type 2 diabetes

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Retinal Changes Offer Clues about Brain Pathology of Schizophrenia

Tracking changes in the eye’s retina may help doctors provide more effective treatment for people with schizophrenia, according to researchers at Rutgers University and Mount Sinai’s New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. A link between vision problems and schizophrenia is well established, with as many as 62 percent of adult patients with schizophrenia experiencing visual

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When do you recommend eye exam for a child with type 1 diabetes?

A new study suggests that the occurrence of advanced forms of a diabetic eye disease remains low among children living with diabetes, regardless of how long they have had the disease or their ability to keep blood sugar levels controlled. Researchers are therefore recommending that most children with type 1 diabetes delay annual diabetic retinopathy screenings

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RetroSense Therapeutics Gets Approval for Clinical Trials in Retinitis Pigmentosa

RetroSense Therapeutics’ Investigational New Drug (IND) application for gene therapy based clinical trial for their product RST-001 has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration. RetroSense is developing RST-001 for the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic condition that leads to the progressive degeneration of rod and cone photoreceptors (cells found in the retina that sense light),

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Amniotic membrane derived stem cell transplants show benefit in retinal diseases

A team of researchers at the CHA University in South Korea has successfully transplanted mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) derived from human amniotic membranes of the placenta (AMSCs) into laboratory mice modeled with oxygen-induced retinopathy, which is used to simulate many retinal diseases. The treatment aimed at suppressing abnormal angiogenesis (blood vessel growth) which is recognized

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UCI-led team begins first clinical trial of stem cell-based retinitis pigmentosa treatment

Participants are being enrolled in the first clinical trial that tests the use of retinal progenitor cells to treat retinitis pigmentosa. The product of stem cell research at UCI’s Gavin Herbert Eye Institute and Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, these retinal progenitors are similar to stem cells in terms of potential regenerative

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Belize July 2015

This trip was supported by Allergan Foundation, with instrument support from IRIDEX. Our CEO Dr Raj Agrawal made his second trip to Belize recently. This time, apart from seeing patients in Belize City, he also traveled to Orange Walk, which is an hour’s drive away from Belize City, as well as to Dangriga, which is

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