Researchers at SOVS and The Centre for Eye Health show their multispectral pattern recognition can detect disease changes in drusen in patients with age-related macular degeneration better than current commercially available clinical tools.
In this study we shed light on pigmented cells inside the human eye (choroid melanocytes), showing they not only absorb light but are important in maintaining the complex choroidal microenvironment, including responses to inflammation. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pcmr.12972
Diabetes is projected to affect over 578 million people by 2030, and one third of them will likely develop some form of diabetic eye disease, a leading cause of vision loss among middle-aged adults in Australia and around the world.
Vision impairment can have a significant impact on the wellbeing and quality of life of those experiencing this. However, current referral patterns do not represent a holistic patient‐centric approach.
We investigated the compliance of 43 commercially available solar filters (eclipse glasses) with the ISO 12312-2:2015 standard by measuring their spectral transmittances (280–2000 nm) and calculating their luminous, solar UVA, UVB, and IR transmittances.
In this paper Carnt et al, investigated 58 gene single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPS) across 18 genes thought to be important in ocular surface defense and inflammatory pathways, in 105 patients with contact lens associated Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK).
A recent study showed that corneal nerves in the sub-basal plexus were reduced in patient with cancer who were treated with oxaliplatin or paclitaxel, two neurotoxic chemotherapy drugs which can commonly cause nerve damage in the hands and feet.