June 2014

Eye on Vision June 2014 Newsletter

In this issue

  • Telemedicine detects eye problems, but doctors must prepare for more patients
  • Glaucoma may be a brain desease rather than an eye one
  • Poor grades explained by vision problems: College of Optometrists in Vision Development offers hope to parents of struggling readers
  • Making artificial vision look more natural
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Telemedicine detects eye problems, but doctors must prepare for more patients

Source: Reuters.com

Setting up a telemedicine screening option for patients in primary care clinics can catch many potential eye problems early on. But that sends more patients to eye doctors, who need to be prepared for the influx, according to a new study from the Veterans Health Administration.

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Source: Science 2.0

A new study says the brain, not the eye, controls the cellular process that leads to glaucoma, a finding that may help develop treatments for one of the world’s leading causes of irreversible blindness.

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Poor Grades Explained by Vision Problems: College of Optometrists in Vision Development Offers Hope to Parents of Struggling Readers

Source: Marketwired.com

When school resumes in August, educators, parents, and students will strive to improve reading levels. According to the Common Core Curriculum, “Students will be challenged and asked questions that push them to refer back to what they’ve read.” Yet, according to Ida Chung, OD, FCOVD, and President of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), “students who have eye coordination and eye movement problems struggle to read and have trouble remembering what they read which will make this task nearly impossible.

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Making Artificial Vision Look More Natural

Source: Newswise.com

In laboratory test, researchers have used electrical stimulaiton of retinal cells to produce the same patters of activity that occur when the retina sees a moving object. Although more work remains, this is a step toward restoring natural, high-fidelity vision to blind people, the researchers say.

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