Eye Health

Treating Vision Loss

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects more than 1.75 million individuals in the United States. Because the population is aging, that number will increase to almost 3 million by 2020. Between 80 and 90 percent of cases [...]

Immune Cells in the Retina Can Spontaneously Regenerate: Study

Immune cells called microglia can completely repopulate themselves in the retina after being nearly eliminated, according to a new study in mice from scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI). The cells also re-establish their normal [...]

Google’s AI program: Building better algorithms for detecting eye disease

The ability of artificial intelligence (AI) to help screen patients for a common diabetic eye disease gains momentum with a new study published online today in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Lily Peng, M.D., [...]

Are Soft Contact Lenses Safe for Children?

Available evidence suggests that soft contact lenses can be safely prescribed to children and adolescents, with no increase in adverse effects compared to adults, according to a review in the June issue of Optometry and Vision [...]

Stem cell secretions may protect against glaucoma

A new study in rats shows that stem cell secretions, called exosomes, appear to protect cells in the retina, the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye. The findings, published in Stem Cells Translational Medicine, [...]

Study says blindness will double by 2050

A study published by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) Roski Eye Institute in JAMA Ophthalmology found that the U.S. prevalence in blindness and visual impairment (VI) may double over the next 35 years. [...]

Brain has different mechanisms for reconciling sight and sound

A new UCLA psychology study provides insights into how the brain combines sound and vision. The research suggests that there is not one sole mechanism in the brain that governs how much our senses work together [...]

The Top 5 California Dispensaries

Uncover the 5 best marijuana dispensaries in California. We talk about several different dispensaries, their operating hours and what makes each dispensary special. Marijuana in California is booming. The industry has a value of over $1.3 billion [...]

InnFocus Concludes $32.8 Million Financing

PRESS RELEASE Series C Funding To Be Used To Pursue Final FDA Approval InnFocus, Inc. reports the conclusion of a $32.8 million Series C financing. The Company is developing the InnFocus MicroShunt® glaucoma drainage system to [...]

High Fidelity Uses SMI HMD Eye Tracking to Create Life-like VR Avatars

PRESS RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO and TELTOW, Germany, September 29, 2015  — Open source VR network adds real eye movements to avatar animations using eye tracking for Virtual Reality Headsets by SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) Today, High Fidelity, Inc. [...]