Infection with cytomegalovirus triggers long-lasting eye inflammation and establishes a dormant pool of the virus in the eyes of mice with healthy immune systems, according to new research presented in PLOS Pathogens by Valentina Voigt of the Lions Eye Institute in Western Australia and colleagues.
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The rationale for conducting the Bhaktapur Retina Study (BRS) was that in a previous study, the Bhaktapur Glaucoma Study (BGS) conducted in 2007, a substantial number of subjects were found with retinal diseases. The BGS estimated that retinal diseases were the second major cause of blindness following cataract.
Knowledge, attitude and practices on diabetes, hypertension and diabetic retinopathy and the factors that motivate screening for diabetes and diabetic retinopathy in a pyramidal model of eye health care
People who inherit a mutated version of the ATF6 gene are born with a malformed or missing fovea, the eye region responsible for sharp, detailed vision. From birth, their vision is severely limited, and there is no cure. Jonathan Lin, ssociate professor of pathology at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, and the team were the first to link ATF6 to this type of inherited vision impairment.
This study aims to explore the prevalence and causes of low vision and blindness focused on retinal disease in a population above 60 years in Nepal.