Genetic Link Found To Common Form Of Macular Degeneration

Genetic Link Found To Common Form Of Macular Degeneration 

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 65, and it affects more than 10 million people in the United States. The disease erodes the macula, the center of the retina, slowly eclipsing central vision and potentially causing blindness. Currently, there is no treatment for dry macular degeneration, the most common form, in which more and more cells within the macula slowly die off.

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Pressure-Sensing Contact Lenses To Monitor Glaucoma

Pressure-Sensing Contact Lenses To Monitor Glaucoma 

A new contact-lens prototype senses changes in pressure, which may one day provide continuous monitoring for patients with glaucoma.  Each lens (pictured) consists of a transparent polymer with tiny, opaque electrical circuits (gold).

A tiny electrical circuit built into contact lenses may provide 24-hour monitoring for glaucoma.  Currently, the only way for patients with glaucoma to keep tabs on the disease is to go to the doctor’s office. There, a clinician administers one of several tests to measure glaucoma’s main risk factor, intraocular pressure (IOP), and prescribes medication accordingly. But such visits normally occur two or three times a year, and there’s no take-home monitoring device for patients who may experience pressure spikes between visits.

 

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Sound Art By Kim Kuchul

Sound Art By Kim Kuchul 

The work of Kim Kichul is something that delves very deep in to both the scientific world as well as the spiritual world. It is one of the most amazing works of abstract art which Kim puts in the form of a definite science and uses to try and find a spiritual metaphor to the physical world. In its amalgamation of the three most different subjects of study and crafting them in a fashion where the compliment and enhance one another is a the work of a master who wishes not only to take his art to a new level but to find answers to question that have eluded man forever. Kim’s attempt to put Sound in to a visual form and his idea that vision and sound are not as dissimilar as we make them out to be, is simply awesome!

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Diabetes Detected By Eye Test

Diabetes Detected By Eye Test

 A new eye test picks up fluorescence given off by dying cells in the retina, shown here.

A snapshot of the retina could detect cell damage in the early stages of diabetes.

Diabetes messes with the body’s metabolism, which can result in devastating complications like nerve damage, kidney disease, and vision loss.

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