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Emerging trends and hot topics: Presented Thursday, May 11 at the ARVO Annual Meeting - 5/11/2017
In their own words, First Authors at the 2017 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 11, 2017.

Repurposed glaucoma drug halts myopia progression - 5/11/2017
A generic glaucoma drug has been shown to halt the progression of myopia (nearsightedness), potentially offering rapid approval for a new treatment of an incurable condition.

k3D-printed implant helps children born with small or missing eyes - 5/11/2017
A new, personalized and noninvasive treatment using 3-D printed implants has been developed to help children born with abnormally small or missing eyes (microphthalmia/ anophthalmia, or MICA).

Emerging trends and hot topics: Presented Wednesday, May 10 at the ARVO Annual Meeting - 5/10/2017
In their own words, First Authors at the 2017 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 10, 2017.

Predatory bacteria kills multi-drug resistant bacteria on eyes - 5/10/2017
Scientists have developed a new method to clear antibiotic resistant bacteria from the surface of the eye – introducing a new strain of bacteria that preys on other microorganisms.

Emerging trends and hot topics: Presented Tuesday, May 9 at the ARVO Annual Meeting - 5/9/2017
In their own words, First Authors at the 2017 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 9, 2017.

2017 ARVO Award Recipients Honored at Annual Meeting - 5/9/2017
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) is pleased to announce its 2017 ARVO Achievement Award recipients. These award recipients will be acknowledged at the ARVO 2017 Annual Meeting, May 7 – 11, in Baltimore, Md.

Emerging trends and hot topics: Presented Monday, May 8 at the ARVO Annual Meeting - 5/8/2017
In their own words, First Authors at the 2017 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 8, 2017.

One in five patients in eye clinics have depression, study suggests - 5/8/2017
A survey of adult participants seen in an urban eye hospital revealed that one-in-five study participants had clinically significant depressive symptoms.

Cell replacement could restore vision lost to neurodegeneration - 5/8/2017
Scientists have demonstrated the capacity to grow specialized neurons that relay visual data to the brain, creating a source of cells for future treatments of glaucoma and other optic neurodegenerative diseases.

Augmented reality may extend treatment window for adult lazy eye - 5/8/2017
Using augmented-reality (AR) display systems, scientists have restored visual function in the amblyopic (lazy) eyes of patients outside of the currently accepted window for treatment.

Emerging trends and hot topics: Presented Sunday, May 7 at the ARVO Annual Meeting - 5/7/2017
In their own words, First Authors at the 2017 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 7, 2017.

Artificial intelligence predicts severe AMD development - 5/7/2017
Scientists have demonstrated that a machine learning algorithm, using images of patients’ retinas obtained over time, can predict the critical moment when early or intermediate age-related macular degeneration (AMD) will progress into severe AMD.

Prenatal exposure to marijuana may have lasting effects on vision - 5/7/2017
Scientists have shown for the first time that gestational exposure to marijuana smoke in animals affects the development of the eye and these alterations seem to progress with age.

Eye research meeting brings giant globe to Baltimore showing “heat” map of worldwide blindness - 5/5/2017
Entitled “World Vision on a Sphere,” the 8-ft high globe, originally created by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, shows that the percentage of the global population suffering from blindness and vision impairment has decreased by 35% over the past 25 years around the world, thanks to the efforts of researchers, doctors and public health officials to combat the effects of blinding conditions such as cataracts.

Potential remedies for vision loss emerge at ARVO conference - 5/5/2017
Over 11,000 top eye and vision researchers and clinicians from around the world will attend the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), May 7-11, in Baltimore, Md., to explore cutting-edge findings in basic and clinical science. The theme and focus of this year's agenda is on creating stronger global connections and effective collaborations to accelerate vision research.

ARVO opposes cuts to medical research budget; urges increased investment - 3/21/2017
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) urges Congressional leaders to reject the U.S. administration’s recent FY18 budget proposal, which seeks to drastically cut National Institute of Health funding by nearly $6 billion, or 20%. These cuts would be devastating to the current and future efforts of the eye and vision research community and to patients who desperately count on the efforts of researchers and clinicians to save their sight.

ARVO supports the March for Science - 2/24/2017
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) has joined with other scientific societies in partnering with the March for Science, a mass outpouring of non-partisan support for science and the scientific community.

New glasses may help minimize peripheral vision loss - 12/16/2016
Vision scientists may have discovered how to reduce pedestrian collisions in crowded and chaotic open space environments like bus terminals, shopping malls and city plazas involving individuals with partial blindness. Researchers have determined from which direction collisions with partially blind pedestrians are most likely to originate. This understanding will guide the development of new glasses that expand the sight of a person with limited peripheral vision.

Nonprofessionals successfully interpret medical images of the eye online - 11/15/2016
Scientists have found that with minimal training, members of the general public may be able to match the accuracy of experts in interpreting medical images of the eye. The work, published in Translational Vision Science & Technology (TVST), introduces a world where individuals without medical training could contribute to decisions made in the clinic.

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