March 7, 2014 |
Emory Eye Center lead center in five-year study on infants vision after cataract surgery: Results say contact lenses better long term than implanted lenses
(ATLANTA) A five-year nationwide study based at Emory Eye Center has reported new findings for babies who have undergone cataract surgery. The clinical trial suggests that for most infants who have had cataract surgery, the use of contact lenses for several years—and an eventual lens implant—may be the better solution than the standard of care, the intraocular lens implant following surgery.
Feb. 25, 2014 | Emory Eye Center to Host 28th Southeastern Vitreoretinal Seminar (SEVR) at historic East Lake Golf Club
(ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center will host the 28th Southeastern Vitreoretinal Seminar (SEVR) at the historic East Lake Golf Club in East Atlanta for the first time. East Lake is home course to the legendary golfer Bobby Jones and is the oldest golf course in Atlanta. The meeting will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 (partial day). The annual seminar addresses issues of the retina and treatments for its various disorders.
Feb. 12, 2014 | Exercise may slow retinal degeneration
Moderate aerobic exercise helps to preserve the structure and function of nerve cells in the retina after damage, researchers at the Emory Eye Center and the Atlanta VA Medical Center have found. The findings, from a study of an animal model of age-related macular degeneration, are the first to suggest that aerobic exercise can have a direct effect on retinal health and vision.
Jan. 22 , 2014 | International Congenital Cataract Symposium meets again in NYC
(Atlanta) Emory Eye Center pediatric ophthalmologists Scott Lambert and Phoebe Lenhart, along with Edward Cotlier of the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, will co-direct the second International Congenital Cataract Symposium in New York on March 7 at the Yale Club.
Jan. 21, 2014 | Parkinson's drugs could provide new avenue to treat diabetes-related vision problems.
Dopamine-restoring drugs already used to treat Parkinson's disease may also be beneficial for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness in adults, researchers have discovered. The results were published recently in Journal of Neuroscience.
Jan. 15, 2014 | Emory Eye Center researcher's book demonstrates relationship between the retina and circadian rhythms
(Atlanta) Emory Eye Center Director of Research, P. Michael Iuvone, the Sylvia Montag Ferst and Frank W. Ferst Professor of Ophthalmology, has published a new book, The Retina and Circadian Rhythms (Springer, 2014), along with fellow editors Gianluca Tosini (Morehouse College of Medicine), Douglas G. McMahon (Vanderbilt University), and Shaun P. Collin (University of Western Australia).
March 7, 2014 | medicalnewstoday.com: Contact lenses recommended for babies after cataract surgery; Science Codex: Contacts better than permanent lenses for babies after cataract surgery; HealthNewsDigest.com: Infant Cataract Study Shows Contact Lenses Better Long-term Than Implanted Lenses After Surgery
February 20, 2014 | The Australian: Exercise for eyesight. Emory University researchers exposed mice to a "toxic bright light" known to harm light-sensing nerve cells in the retina. They found that mice that ran daily on a revolving treadmill suffered less damage, and were quicker to recover, than sedentary mice. "This is the first report of simple exercise having a direct effect on retinal health and vision," said Machelle Pardue, lead author of a report in The Journal of Neuroscience.
February 13, 2014 | Medical News Today: Age-related macular degeneration may be delayed by exercise. Senior authors are Machelle Pardue, PhD and colleague Jeffrey H. Boatright, PhD at the Atlanta VA Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation and Emory University School of Medicine suggest that exercise while benefiting the brain and body, may also help visual acuity by delaying age-related macular degeneration.
February 11, 2014 | Press Room, Society for Neuroscience, "Exercise may slow progression of retinal degeneration": Emory Eye Center study that shows moderate aerobic exercise helps to preserve the structure and functions of nerve cells in the retina after damage, according to researchers Machelle Pardue, Jeff Boatright and Eric Lawson.
January 23, 2014 | Nature Research Highlights: "Dopamine loss
hurts diabetic eye (pdf)," J. Neurosci. 34, 726–736 (2014). A decrease in the amount of dopamine in the retina could explain why people with diabetes often have visual problems or even go blind.
January 22, 2014 | Nature 505, 456: "Dopamine loss hurts diabetic eye." A decrease in the amount of dopamine in the retina could explain why people with diabetes often have visual problems or even go blind. Reduced levels of this brain-signalling molecule have been seen in diabetes before, so Machelle Pardue, PhD, at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and her colleagues gave a dopamine precursor called L-DOPA to rat and mouse models of type 1 diabetes. They found that the molecule delayed the onset and slowed down the progression of early visual dysfunction, and improved the responses of the retina's light-sensing cells.
January 11, 2014 | Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "Summer's dark season: Softball player Summer Johnson was watching her big brother's baseball tryouts when a foul ball changed her life," by Helena Oliviero. Georgia pre-teen Summer Johnson was cheering on her brother during a baseball game in Los Angeles when she was injured by a foul ball traveling close to 100 mph. Following treatment in LA, Summer was flown back to Georgia and was seen by oculoplastics specialist Ted Wojno, MD.
January 2014 | Accent Health| CNN "On Air": Sanjay Gupta, MD, introduces a video, "Macular Degeneration," focusing on a patient at Emory Eye Center and her implantable miniature telescope, which enables her to perform her daily activities with better sight.
Web MD’s new Eye tv features many of our Eye Center physicians. Eye tv is a new, ongoing project for WebMD. More videos are in the editing process now, so stay tuned for more great information, featuring Eye Center docs!
• Floaters: Jill Wells, MD, explains eye floaters.
• Halos and Glare: Jill Well, MD, explains halos and glare.
• Eye into your Health: Beau Bruce, MD, explains Wilson’s Disease and how looking at the back of the eye provides information on whole-body health.
• Do I Have Macular Degeneration? Timothy Olsen, , MD, discusses AMD, AREDS2 and living with AMD.
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