retinal pigment epithelium

How to diagnose angioid streaks
How to diagnose angioid streaksAngioid streaks are a rare but potentially visually debilitating condition that present a unique challenge to the average eyecare provider. Learning to recognize its clinical presentation is just a start in an often difficult diagnosis to differentiate it from other similar retinal presentations. Ultimately understanding its association with a variety of systemic diseases is essential in successfully identifying and mitigating its link to vision loss.
Intravitreal brimonidine holds promise for slowing GA growthBrimonidine Drug Delivery System (Brimo DDS) in an intravitreally administered, sustained-release implant (Allergan) shows promise as a treatment for geographic atrophy (GA), secondary to age-related macular degeneration in a phase IIa clinical trial.
Using the extra eyes within your exam room
Using the extra eyes within your exam roomI don’t have periscope eyes, so I can’t peek around blind corners. Plus, my neck is stiff after years of hunching over a slit lamp. As a result, I can’t turn my head as well to get a good look around.
Diagnosing CHRPE lesions can be a challenge for ODsA 26-year-old healthy ophthalmically asymptomatic female patient attended the University of Alabama School of Optometry clinic for a periodic ophthalmic evaluation. Her history was significant for myopic refractive correction, for which she wore soft contact lenses successfully.
ARVO 2016 meeting paves path for personalized medicineEmerging trends and hot topics in eye and vision research filled the sessions at this year’s meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
OXT-OXTR pathway active in posterior retinaThe posterior retina is a site of oxytocin (OXT) activation of the oxytocin receptor (OXTR), according to a study published online.
Mass-producing RPE cells paves way to treating AMDNew treatments for age-related macular degeneration may be on the horizon because researchers are now able to develop pluripotent stem cells faster and easier.
Protocol allows fast-track production of RPE cellsA team of scientists reports that it has found a way to isolate retinal pigment epithelium cells from human pluripotent stem cells as early as 14 days following the onset of differentiation.